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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate chia seed pudding is thick and creamy and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It is vegan and gluten-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


For the chia seed pudding base:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk or 14 ounces nut milk of choice
  • ¼ cup chia seeds

For chocolate chia seed pudding:

  • 2 tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt


For the chia seed pudding base:

  • In a large mason jar combine the coconut milk (or nut milk) and the chia seeds. Stir to combine. Allow the chia seeds to rest for 5 minutes and then come back and stir again. The chia seeds start to absorb the liquid and will fall to the bottom. Stirring again will redistribute them in the liquid
  • Cover the mason jar with a lid and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour before serving

For the chocolate chia seed pudding:

  • Add the cacao or cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt to the chia seed pudding. Stir until well combined
  • Scoop the pudding into four bowls, add your favorite toppings and enjoy! Served chill