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.
Servings 2 servings
- 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