creamy chocolate chia pudding with raspberries

5 from 6 reviews

Craving chocolate? This classic chocolate chia seed pudding is a healthy way to satisfy your chocolate craving!


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup 100% cocoa/cacao powder
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of mineral salt


In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla and salt, whisk until blended. Be patient, it will take a good minute or so to blend in the cocoa powder.

Cover and place in the fridge to chill. Give a good stir after 30 minutes (this step is very important or you’re pudding will not set properly and you’ll have a soupy mixture), cover again and continue to chill. Stir again after 15 to 30 minutes. Pudding should be thickened and ready to serve within 4 hours, and will be at it thickest after 8 – 10 hours.

Serve as is, or with a few of the following….

  • banana slices
  • berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and/or blueberries)
  • kiwi, pineapple, cherries, or mandarin oranges
  • cacao nibs, mini chocolate chips, or shaved chocolate
  • granola
  • dollop of whipped coconut cream, peanut butter, or non-dairy vanilla yogurt

Serves 4 – 6


As suggested by a reader, try adding a 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cinnamon!