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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding is made with just 5 ingredients, but the finished product is a rich, creamy, and decadent dish. It's filled with incredible nutrition (over 9 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein!). Make it in just a few minutes and top it with granola for the best treat ever!


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • optional: 2 tablespoons raw creamy almond butter (to make it extra creamy and add protein)

Optional Topping Ideas:


  1. In a medium-sized lidded jar whisk together the milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla. Add almond butter if using (make sure it is a new jar and/or runny).  For the initial 15 minutes whisk every 5 minutes to make sure the chia seeds distribute evenly.  Once everything is well incorporated, cover with the lid and place in your refrigerator overnight (at least 4 hours until thickened and cold).
  2. In the morning, stir with a spoon and enjoy.  Garnish with your favorite toppings such as creamy almond butter and granola.
  3. Chia pudding lasts up to four days in your refrigerator if stored in an airtight container.  After that look for normal signs of spoilage.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Breakfast or Snack