Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe

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This vegan chocolate chia pudding recipe hits the trifecta: it’s simple, delicious AND nutritious! If you eat store bought pudding, it’s time to ditch it! This recipe very likely the healthiest recipe I’ve ever made that doesn’t require any cooking. And it’s the perfect option for breakfast, dessert or as a snack.

What you’ll love about this vegan chocolate chia pudding recipe:

  • This recipe is a great option for weight loss. Why? Because chia seeds expand nine times in your stomach which helps you feel fuller, longer. In turn, eating chia seeds is likely to reduce the urge to eat more. This pudding is also high in protein and fiber which further enhance its ability to help you feel fuller, longer.
  • It’s perfect for meal prepping! The chia pudding will last for five to seven days in the refrigerator. If you store the pudding in single serving jars, it’s perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack. The chia pudding can also be frozen, just thaw for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator before eating it.
  • Chia seeds are a superfood… and super nutritional. 1/4 cup of chia seeds gives you approximately 7.5 grams of protein, 15 grams of fiber and 179 mg of potassium.

How to make this chocolate chia pudding perfect:

  • Be sure to combine the ingredients well: You’ll want to make sure you really combine the ingredients into a smooth pudding to avoid having any clumps. It’s a good idea to combine the ingredients and allow it to set for a few minutes, then give it another quick whisking.
  • Consider using a blender: Blending the ingredients will give it a creamier texture than using a hand whisk to combine the ingredients. This is also a good option if you prefer the chia seeds in a powder form.
  • Use your favorite plant-based milk: Chia seeds themselves don’t have any flavor, so this recipe will take on the flavor of the milk you decide to use and the cocoa powder. So, be sure to use whichever plant-based milk you enjoy the most!

Other vegan recipes you may enjoy:

Banana bread recipe: A super-simple, super-delicious banana bread recipe that will make anyone way “I can’t believe it’s vegan!”

Chocolate chia pudding recipe: This recipe is perfect when you’re looking for dessert for breakfast (and a healthy dessert, at that).

Buckwheat crepes recipe: This buckwheat crepes recipe is highly versatile but ideal for a savory breakfast when time permits.

Chickpea scramble recipe: A high-protein breakfast option that’s quick and tasty. You can’t beat it with a stick!

chocolate chia pudding recipe

Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe

This recipe unleashes the power of tiny chia seeds and gives your body a huge nutrient boost.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerated 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 pudding cups
Calories 145 kcal


  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds


  • In a bowl, combine the cocoa powder and salt until smooth.
  • Add the maple syrup and combine until smooth.
  • Add the non-dairy milk and combine.
  • Add the chia seeds and whisk until the seeds are separated.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes. Which every 10 minutes to continue separating the seeds.
  • Place the mixture in an airtight container. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of four hours before serving.
  • Top with whipped cream and fruit, if desired, before serving.


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