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Chocolate Chia Pudding is a very healthy and delicious breakfast recipe! It’s a real indulgence for all chia pudding and chocolate lovers!
If you love Chia seed pudding, you are going to love this chocolate pudding version even more! It’s just incredibly delicious and chocolaty. I love to prepare it as breakfast or as a healthy and very light chocolate dessert!
It’s just so healthy, gluten-free, and gives you enough power for a successful day. We could say that this vegan breakfast must be included in your morning routine.
Plus, it’s super quick and easy to prepare in less than 5 minutes! Last thing on my list to do before bedtime! 😉
This chocolate chia seed pudding recipe is also excellently suitable for meal preparation. Stir all ingredients together in a mason jar, place it in the fridge to soak overnight, and the only thing you have to do in the morning is to grab it (still a little sleepy…😉) out of the fridge and start indulging over your healthy breakfast.
Do you want to take it to the office? Make sure to prepare it in a leak-proof glass.
Is this your first time making Chia pudding? Go ahead and read the next section. ↓
What is Chia Pudding?
A pudding made with Chia seeds and dairy-free milk. It tastes a little nutty, and the consistency is like pudding. Despite the long soaking time, the seeds still have a slight bite. I think this is what makes the taste of chia seed pudding so unique.
Chia seeds are real miracle seeds because they are very healthy, gluten-free, and contain many valuable nutrients.
Be sure to check out my Chia Pudding Basic Recipe for further information!
Advantages of Chia Seeds
- Full of vitamins and minerals
- High in protein, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids
- Long-lasting feeling of fullness
- Support digestion
- Improve your skin appearance
- Can be used as a vegan egg substitute in baking
Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe – Tips & Tricks
Make sure to watch the recipe video! So you can see in one minute how to prepare this healthy breakfast.
Soaking Time: The recipe is undeniably super easy and fast to prepare, but keep in mind that the Chia seeds need to soak before you indulge them. Therefore, prepare the recipe at least 2 hours in advance. I always prepare it in the evening and leave it to soak overnight in the refrigerator.
Stir Them Twice: It is important to stir the seeds thoroughly with the rest of the ingredients. Cocoa powder can sometimes be a little stubbornly to mix with liquid, use a mini whisk for best results.
→ The best result is obtained by stirring it again after 10 minutes. Then, refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. The seeds like to settle on the ground and clump together quickly. So if you only stir it once, the seeds may not swell evenly and form lumps. It’s not tragic if you forget yet makes a distinguishable difference.
Shake It Baby: Instead of stirring with a whisk, add all ingredients in a mason jar and shake it well with the lid on. Make sure that the lid sits tight. 😉
Sweetener: Use maple syrup, agave nectar, date syrup, or sweetener of choice.
Which milk should I use? I always make mine with oak milk, but it does taste excellent with every dairy-free milk. Use soy milk, nut milk such as cashew milk or almond milk, or whichever you have in your fridge.
Chocolate-Milk Variation: Make the recipe with plant-based chocolate milk instead of using cocoa powder. Since most of them are already sweetened, leave out the maple syrup in the recipe.
No vanilla extract at hand? Use dairy-free milk with vanilla flavor.
Topping Suggestions: What your heart desires! There is no right or wrong! Seriously, no rules! I prefer mine with fresh berries! If I serve it as a dessert, I decorate it with dairy-free whipped cream, raspberries, and chocolate flakes. Feel free to add some chocolate chips.
Do you want to serve it as a dessert? Try it with coconut milk. This rich and fatty milk makes an excellent coconut chocolate dessert! 😉
Do you like it creamy? Stir in some yogurt.
How long does it keep fresh? Various sources recommend that you can keep Chia seed pudding for up to one week if stored in the refrigerator. However, I think it does taste the best fresh and eaten within two days. Since it is so easy and quick to make, I recommend preparing it fresh every evening.
Last Tip: Do not underestimate the amount of Chia seeds. It may look like little, but as they absorb the liquid, they increase in volume noticeably.
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- Add all ingredients in a mason jar and stir well using a small whisk or close the lid and shake well. → For the best result, stir it a second time after 10 minutes.
- Store it for at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
- Serve with whipped cream and fresh berries or topping of choice.
- Keeps fresh for up to two days stored in the refrigerator.
- Topping Suggestions: Fresh berries, chopped fruits, whipped cream, chocolate flakes, nut butter, nuts, or whatever you like.
- Chocolate-Milk Variation: Make the recipe with plant-based chocolate milk instead of using cocoa powder. Since most of them are already sweetened, leave out the maple syrup in the recipe.
- No vanilla extract at hand? Use dairy-free milk with vanilla flavor.