Indulge in this easy chocolate chia pudding. Nutritious chia seeds, sweet dates, rich cocoa powder, and your favorite plant-based milk all work together to create a decadent dessert! Top Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with whipped cream and berries for an unforgettable vegan and gluten-free breakfast.
Date-Sweetened Chia Seed Pudding
This vegan dessert will wow everyone at the table! Chocolate Chia Pudding has a delightful texture and it’s enhanced with the rich and natural sweetness of dates. Combined with the decadence of cocoa powder, it’s an indulgent dessert that’s absolutely guilt-free.
What Are Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are native to central and southern Mexico. They’re tiny and oval in shape with little flavor of their own. This makes them perfect for recipes like this Chia Pudding because they absorb the other flavors in the dish! You may see black or white chia seeds, but there’s little difference between the two.
While whole chia seeds are digestible, soaking them overnight causes them to form a gel that adds a delightful texture to chia pudding (kind of like tapioca or rice pudding, only with way fewer carbs).
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and calcium and have about 140 calories per two tablespoons. They may help build endurance, aid with sleep, relieve cramps, increase satiety, maintain healthy cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar.
How to Make Chia Seed Pudding
This recipe is incredibly easy; just combine the chia seeds and cocoa powder in a large bowl, blend non-dairy milk, dates, and vanilla extract until smooth, and pour it over the chia seeds. Let them soak overnight. While you’re sleeping, actual magic will happen in your fridge! Delicious chia pudding will be waiting for you when you wake up! Before serving, top it with berries or other seasonal fruit.
Blended Chia Seed Pudding
Alternatively, for a more traditional chocolate pudding texture, you can pulse your chia seed mixture in the blender until it’s smooth. Before blending it may resemble tapioca pudding, but after it has a rich and creamy texture that’s just like regular pudding!
The dates add a rich and natural sweetness, to this breakfast chia pudding
A blend of non-dairy milk, dates, and vanilla extract is the soaking liquid that will flavor this chia seed chocolate pudding. Just let it soak in the refrigerator overnight.
Separate the chocolate chia pudding into individual serving containers for a grab and go breakfast or an easy, delicious, and healthy dessert.
Chia pudding should be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for 3-5 days.
Can You Freeze Chia Pudding?
One of the best things about this dessert is that it can be frozen and enjoyed later! Chia pudding keeps in the freezer and only needs a couple of hours to thaw before being devoured. Make a double batch and have dessert ready to go anytime!
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This smooth and creamy chia pudding recipe is made from chia seeds, unsweetened cocoa powder, dates, and almond milk creating a rich decadent chocolate chia pudding perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dessert. Enjoy this chia seed pudding recipe.
- Combine the cocoa powder and chia seeds in a large bowl and set aside
- Combine the dates, almond milk and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over the cocoa chia mixture and whisk well until the cocoa has dissolved
- Divide it into 3 individual containers and refrigerate overnight, or until set. Top with your favorite berries
- Category: Dessert / Breakfast
- Method: raw
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: ½ cup
- Calories: 237
- Sugar: 32
- Sodium: 97.1
- Fat: 6.8
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 5.3
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 46.9
- Fiber: 10.2
- Protein: 5.3
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: chia seeds, chia pudding, dates, cocoa, vegan, gluten free, paleo, kosher
This post was originally published on June 4th, 2019 - The recipe has remained the same, but we have included more useful information.