Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding


  • Here is a very easy and simple recipe for chocolate chia pudding. Only 4-ingredients are required to make this chocolate chia pudding, and it can be prepared well in advance of eating. Certainly, this is a great meal-prep recipe for weekday breakfasts or easy snacks.

    This chocolate chia pudding is vegan, gluten-free and paleo, using almond milk for a delicious dairy-free treat. The ratio of chia seeds to liquid is spot on for a thick and creamy chia pudding that you can count on.

    Now, let me tell you exactly how to make Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding.

    Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding

    How to Make Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding

    The ingredients:

    Only 4-ingredients are needed to make this delicious chocolate chia pudding. They are,

    • chia seeds
    • almond milk
    • cocoa powder
    • maple syrup

    No doubt, this recipe is as easy and straight forward as they come. Likely, you already have the ingredients in your kitchen. If not, not I assure you they will be useful in many vegan recipes on my blog, and are worth stocking your pantry with.

    Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding

    Can chia pudding be prepared in advance?

    This recipe can absolutely be prepared in advance. In fact, I encourage it. Chia pudding takes only 10 minutes to make, however the longer you wait, the thicker it becomes. Therefore I like to recommend to prepare chia pudding the night before, and leave in the fridge overnight. This way you wake up to chia pudding that’s perfect consistency.

    In addition, chia pudding keeps well when refrigerated. So you can make a big batch at the beginning of the week, and keep stored in the fridge for easy breakfasts and snacks through the week.

    What’s the ratio of chia seeds to liquid?

    My winning ratio of chia seeds to liquid is 1 cup almond milk to 2 tbsp chia seeds. I find this to offer the best consistency, especially when preparing overnight chia pudding.

    It’s interesting to note that the ratio of chia seeds to liquid can vary based on the type of milk you use. For example, homemade almond milk leads to a thicker chia pudding, and a creamier taste and texture. I’m not sure why this is the case, but I can only attribute it to the fact that it’s a thicker drink altogether. Store-bought almond milks tend to be thinner and more watery. So, keep this in mind if you’re using store-bought milk. You might like to try using 3/4 cups almond milk, and then adding splashes more if needed.

    Additionally, you might like your chia pudding a bit thicker or thinner than my preference. So, feel free to add splashes more almond milk to thin, or sprinkle with a pinch more chia seeds and stir to thicken (a few chia seeds can go a long way).

    How do I thicken my chia pudding?

    The best way to thicken your chia pudding is time. Chia pudding takes only 10 minutes to make, but the longer you wait the thicker it becomes. I recommend to prepare this chocolate chia pudding the night before, so you can wake up to the perfect consistency.

    As mentioned above, the type of milk you are using can also affect the thickness of your chia pudding. I recommend homemade almond milk for chia pudding for the best consistency and taste. Homemade almond milk is thicker than store bought, and results in a thicker chia pudding with creamy taste.

    However, store-bought almond milk still works well! And maybe you don’t have time to make your own almond milk – I get it. See my review on the best store-bought almond milks to help you choose the right brand.

    If you find that your chia pudding is still too thin than you can sprinkle it with a few more chia seeds, and mix to combine. Wait another 5-10 minutes until desired texture.

    Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding

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    I’m often always asked what items I like to use in the kitchen. So, I’ve included my favourites for making this Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding below. You can also find more of my favourite kitchen essentials and products on my Shop page.

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    Copper Measuring Cups and Spoons

    Not exactly the same, but very similar to that seen in my video

    12″ Stainless Steel Balloon Whisk with Copper Handle

    Not exactly the same, but very similar to that seen in my video

    WECK Mold Jar

    I store my chia pudding in these jars. They come in a range of sizes.

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    So, now you know how to make chocolate chia pudding. It’s healthy, vegan, paleo, and sweet as can be. Enjoy for a quick and easy breakfast or snack. I’m sure you will love it as much as I do.

    And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.

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    Chocolate Chia Pudding

    This chocolate chia pudding is vegan, gluten-free and paleo, using almond milk for a delicious dairy-free treat. It can be prepared well in advance of eating. Certainly, this is a great meal-prep recipe for weekday breakfasts or easy snacks.
    Category Breakfast, Snack, Sweets
    Cuisine gluten-free, paleo, vegan
    Keyword chia pudding, chocolate, vegan
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Resting Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 1 person
    Author Hannah Sunderani

    Ingredients

    • 2 tbsp chia seeds
    • 2 tsp cocoa powder
    • 1 cup almond milk
    • 1 tbsp maple syrup
    • fruits of choice to top (I used raspberries)

    Instructions

    • In a bowl combine chia seeds, cocoa powder, almond milk and maple syrup. Whisk to combine. Let sit 5 minutes, then whisk again to remove any clumps that may have formed.
    • Cover, and let chia pudding rest for at least 10 minutes before eating. Or, place in fridge overnight to thicken. The longer you wait the thicker it will become.
    • When ready to eat, top chia pudding with your favourite fruits.

    Notes

    Chia pudding will keep in fridge for up to 4 days. Feel free to double or triple the batch for meal prep. 
    Chia pudding takes only 10 minutes to make, but the longer you wait the thicker it becomes. I recommend to prepare this chocolate chia pudding overnight, so you can wake up to the perfect consistency.
    Additionally, you might like your chia pudding a bit thicker or thinner. Feel free to add splashes more almond milk to thin, or sprinkle with a pinch more chia seeds and stir to thicken (a few chia seeds can go a long way).
    I recommend using my homemade almond milk for this recipe for a thicker and creamier chia pudding. However, store-bought works well. See blog post above for further details. 
    Nutritional information is a rough estimate. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 473mg | Iron: 2mg
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  • VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – WHEAT-FREE – GLUTEN-FREE – DAIRY-FREE – SOY-FREE – RAW – PALEO

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