Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Glass dish filled with chocolate pudding with a spoon in it.

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This chocolate chia seed 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 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 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 seed pudding is a truly healthy way to get your chocolate fix. 

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

This chocolate chia seed pudding is refined sugar free and vegan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chia seeds
Prep Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 232kcal
Author A Sweet Alternative


  • 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.


Calories: 232kcal | Fat: 16.2g

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