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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

This Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is loaded with good-for-you ingredients, but don't worry-- we're not skimping on flavor! This pudding is deeply chocolatey, perfectly sweet, and ultra-creamy. Instead of eating this pudding as is, we blend it up to give it a luxuriously smooth texture while the chia seeds are still able to thicken it nicely.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword chocolate chia seed pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 213kcal
Cost $3.82


  • 1 cup (220g) macadamia nut milk (or other plant-based milk) Note 1
  • 1/4 cup (44g) chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder (like Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder) Note 2
  • 2 tablespoons (42g) pure maple syrup Note 3
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Any desired toppings such as fresh fruit, coconut whipped cream, and dark chocolate shavings.


  • COMBINE: Add all the ingredients (except for optional toppings)to a small blender jar. Blend until completely smooth (you may need to run the blender 2+ times). Once completely smooth, use a spatula to scrape all of the mixture into airtight containers or jars.
  • REFRIGERATE: Refrigerate the pudding for at least 2 hours (best after 8 hours) or the night before. Pudding will stay good for 5-7 days in the fridge.
  • ENJOY: Enjoy as is or add some toppings such as fresh fruit, coconut whipped cream, and dark chocolate shavings.



Note 1: While any plant-based milk works here, our personal favorite is macadamia nut milk. Unsweetened vanilla almond or cashew milk are also great choices.
Note 2: For flavor purposes, it’s very important to get a Dutched cocoa powder, which has a much richer and more robust flavor than plain cocoa powder. Hershey’s sells a “Special Dark” cocoa powder which is a Dutch-process cocoa powder readily available at most grocery stores.
Note 3: Not to be confused with pancake syrup, pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener that adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the chocolate pudding. While honey is usually an acceptable substitute, we found the flavor to be a little overwhelming when testing, so I'd recommend sticking to maple syrup.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg