Chocolate Chia Pudding
Chocolate chia pudding is healthy, easy to make, and so delicious. It’s refined sugar free, gluten free, and dairy free so it makes for a really healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert. I love using coconut milk in cooking, particularly in desserts or sweet snacks. It’s the perfect plant-based way to add creaminess to this pudding, plus it adds a subtle coconut flavour that pairs nicely with the cocoa powder in this recipe.
This vegan chocolate chia pudding recipe calls for just four simple ingredients: cocoa powder, coconut milk (or almond milk if you prefer), date paste, and chia seeds.
This chia pudding takes just a couple of minutes to throw together so it’s perfect for a busy weekday breakfast or after school snack. you could even pack this in a tupperware and send it to school with the kids or take it to work as a healthy snack.
I find this chocolate chia pudding is even better the day after you make it, as it has a chance to thicken even more and gets a perfectly “pudding-y” consistency. But as long as you give it at least 6 hours to thicken in the fridge, you’re good to go.
Chia seeds have a remarkable ability to absorb and thicken liquids, plus they add a delightful texture reminiscent of tapioca. Chia seeds are a good source of fibre, calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants so this chocolate chia pudding is a truly healthy way to get your chocolate fix.
Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe
1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1/2 cup date paste (see my date paste recipe for instructions)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Stir the cocoa powder into the coconut milk or almond milk and mix until dissolved. Add the date paste and chia seeds and mix thoroughly. Chill for at least 6 hours or overnight. Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chia pudding.