Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Rich and creamy chia seed pudding with cacao powder and sweetened with maple syrup. The perfect make ahead breakfast.

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We made this chocolate chia seed pudding on Facebook the other day and it was a hit. The chia pudding is so easy and perfect for breakfast meal prep.

Add some yogurt, berries, and perhaps some granola and you have the perfect chia seed pudding parfait.

How To Make Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

This recipe for chia seed pudding only takes a few minutes to make. Add the coconut and almond milk to a large bowl along with the cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Whisk well and check for seasoning.

Cacao is raw and completely unprocessed, while cocoa is bake. Either one is fine, but I like to use raw cacao for this chia pudding recipe.

Slowly add the chia seeds to the liquid and whisk very well. If you add the seed to quickly they will stick to each other and won’t thicken the pudding correctly.

After the chia seeds are in, whisk very well and wait five minutes then whisk again. Wait for minutes more and give it one final whisk then transfer to the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.

How To Make A Chia Seed Parfait

For the chocolate chia seed pudding I used dairy free yogurt. The best brands on the market are Lavva(I like vanilla), Kite Hill greek style plain. If using dairy yogurt, look for full fat 100% grass-fed yogurt. Maple Hill and Stonyfield are top quality.

When buying fresh or froze berries, you realy want to get organic. Berries are always on the dirty dozen and sprayed with lots of nasty chemicals.

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia seed, chia seed pudding, chocolate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Bobby Parrish

Dairy free chocolate chia seed pudding sweetened with maple syrup and layered with yogurt and berries.



For the chia seed pudding

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened & plain almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetned cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Tiny pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of chia seeds


  1. To make the pudding, add all of the ingredients except the chia seeds to a bowl and mix well. Check for seasoning and add more maple syrup if desired. Slowly whisk in the chia seeds and let sit for a few minutes. Whisk well and let sit another 5 minutes, then whisk again and transfer to the fridge. Let sit fot at least 3 hours or overnight.

Recipe Notes

305 calories per meal
27 grams of carbs per meal
18 grams of fat per meal
13.4 grams of protein per meal
6 grams of fiber per meal

19 thoughts on “Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding”

  1. On your video you mentioned a quinoa breakfast bowl, but I couldn’t find it listed on the links or when I went to the website. Could you give be a link to it, please?

  2. so I tried the chia pudding but even after hours in the fridge it is “runny”….. any ideas for thickener other than adding more chia seeds?

      1. I had the same problem after being in the fridge for over 3 hours and adding extra chia still really watery. Couldn’t make this work 🙁 and followed the recipe to the T

        1. Sorry that you have been having difficulties. 3 hours is not enough. Ideally you’d leave it in the fridge in overnight. After you whisk it really well, you should let it sit for about 10 minutes and then whisk it really well once again and then stash it in the fridge overnight.

          1. I have heard that if the chia seeds are not fresh they will fail to thicken—anyone else?

  3. Hi Bobby,
    I found your channel a few weeks ago, LOVE IT!! My only question is this…. I know you have macro breakdowns in each recipe, as well as the number of meals each recipe makes… but …and this may seem like a silly question… do you just kinda estimate each portion or is there an actual breakdown in grams per item per container?? For example… in the Chia seed pudding recipe , how much of the chia seed mix per container??

    1. Timothy, I don’t have the exact grams, but the meal prep makes 5 servings, so the macros listed are for 1 serving.

    1. Add two more tablespoons of chia seeds. Sometimes the chia seeds can be fickle if you don’t whisk them hard enough at the beginning.

  4. Love your site….You are a walking book of knowledge. Thanks for all the sharing you bless us with. I go to Costco and Sam’s a lot and was really glad of the knowledge you shared about different products. Thank you so much…Barb in Ontario Canada

    1. ?? Thanks for the kind words! Love equipping folks with knowledge for shopping! Keep on cookin’!

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