Chocolate Chia Pudding

I’ve been loving making this chocolate chia pudding lately. It makes the perfect healthy breakfast or dessert and is packed with nutrients. This nutritious recipe can be assembled in just 5-minutes and requires just six simple ingredients. This recipe is both gluten free and dairy free.

If you’re looking for more chia pudding recipes, be sure to checkout my Low Sugar Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe. This recipe contains no added sugar and is sweetened with monkfruit. Also, checkout my refreshing and delicious Orange Creamsicle Chia Pudding recipe.

chocolate chia puddings

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are packed with nutrients. They contain antioxidants, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Chia seeds are a source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids. They are also a great source of fiber. One tbsp of chia seeds contains 5 grams of fiber!1

Chia Pudding

So what is a chia pudding? When liquid is added to chia seeds, they gelatinize, forming a “chia pudding.” In this case, the chia seeds are combining with the almond milk to form a chia pudding.

chocolate chia puddings

What You’ll Need To Make Chocolate Chia Pudding:

Chia Seeds: You of course need chia seeds to make a chia pudding!

Cacao Powder: Cacao powder is used to give this pudding a chocolate flavor. Cacao powder does taste bitter by itself so the date syrup is needed to balance this out and give the chia pudding a sweet, chocolate taste.

Almond Milk: I used almond milk, but can substitute with any kind of unsweetened milk.

Date Syrup: Date Syrup is my new favorite sweetener! It is made with just one ingredient- dates. I love dates because they are a fruit that tastes naturally sweet. I use dates as the “sweetener” in many of my recipes, such as my Banana Bread recipe. You can substitute the date syrup with maple syrup.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds a nice sweet, flavor.

Fresh Berries: I love topping the chia pudding with fresh berries, such as blackberries and raspberries.

chocolate chia pudding

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you give it a try, please leave a comment below or tag me on instagram and let me know what you think!


Chocolate Chia Pudding

This Chocolate Chia Pudding is packed with nutrients. They make the perfect healthy breakfast, dessert, or snack.
Prep Time 5 mins
Refrigerate 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 1


  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1-2 tbsp date syrup
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • handful fresh berries


  • To a jar, add 2 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp cacao powder, 1/2 cup almond milk, cinnamon (to taste), and date syrup (to taste).
  • Mix and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until a "chia pudding" forms.
  • Remove from refrigerator and top with fresh berries.


You can substitute the date syrup with maple syrup.
Keyword Chia Pudding


  1. Gunnars, Kris. “11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds.” Healthline, 8 Aug. 2018,

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