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chocolate chia pudding on wooden cutting board with shavings of chocolate and coconut whipped cream

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate chia pudding is a creamy, naturally-sweet chocolate treat. Make this breakfast pudding recipe at night and wake up ready to enjoy it!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
rest 8 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 6-8 dates
  • cup chia seeds


  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the custard into 4-6 jars or ramekins. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours). Serve with bananas, coconut milk whipped cream, chocolate shavings, chopped nuts, etc. Enjoy!


Topping ideas:
  • Banana slices
  • Fresh berries - raspberries, strawberries, etc.
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Whipped cream, or coconut milk whipped cream
  • Chopped nuts of your choice - If you don't have nut allergies, peanuts are delicious on chocolate chia seed pudding!


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1.4mg