This simple chia pudding can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack or for dessert! Has only a handful of wholesome ingredients and is gluten, grain, dairy, and refined sugar free.
This chia pudding was a quick snack that I made a couple of days ago and shared on Instagram. I honestly had no intention of posting it to the blog because it’s really one of those super simple, non-blog worthy posts. Kind of like avocado toast or chocolate milk. As I’ve already eaten this three times in the last two days, I knew I had to share because I will be making it often…talk about YUM!
Chocolate chia pudding is one of my favorite “healthy” treats. I can make a big batch of it and have it ready in the fridge for snacking. Chia pudding is also great for on the go snacks for lunch boxes or picnics. These cute little Weck jars are the perfect size for individual pudding cups too!
For some probiotics, I topped the pudding with some yogurt and fresh cherries. Each bite tasted like creamy chocolate cheesecake! It was so good! If cherries aren’t in season where you are, you can always use your favorite berry or even bananas…anything that pairs well with chocolate will work! Enjoy!
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 3 tablespoon cocoa/cacao powder
- pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup or honey, plus a little more to drizzle over pudding
- 1¾ cup almond milk or other milk of choice
- plain yogurt (use dairy-free or Greek)
- fresh sweet cherries, pitted (can also use another fruit of choice)
- cacao nibs or chopped nuts, optional
- Blend together chia seeds, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium bowl or container. Add vanilla, sweetener, and begin to whisk in milk a little at a time until cocoa powder and chia seeds are well blended. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 hour or more, or until seeds have gelled and pudding has thickened. Whisk again halfway through to break up clumps of chia seeds.
- Divide pudding into bowls and top with a few spoonfuls of yogurt and fresh cherries. You can slice the cherries and drizzle with a bit of honey or maple syrup if your cherries are tart. Add cherries to the top of the chia pudding and yogurt. Sprinkle with cacao nibs or sliced almonds, for crunch (optional). Makes 3–4 servings.