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Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding with Almond Milk

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This chocolate keto chia seed pudding with almond milk is a smooth chocolate peanut butter keto pudding ready in 10 minutes!

Ground chia seed pudding required no soaking and no waiting time. At last, a keto chia pudding recipe to fix your sugar craving in a minute.

Ground Chia Seed Pudding

What’s A Ground Chia Seed Pudding?

You probably have heard of chocolate chia seed pudding.

Chia seeds are the perfect little gem to create healthy keto pudding without using carb-loaded thickeners like cornflour.

The classic chia seed pudding consists of soaking chia seeds overnight in almond milk.

Are Chia Seeds Keto?

Yes, chia seeds are a good keto-friendly ingredient. It contains 42 grams of carbs per 100 grams, but a whopping 34.4 grams of fiber, giving only 7.6 grams of net carbs per 100 grams.

When you consider that chia seeds are used sparingly in recipes, this is a good low-carb ingredient!

Is Chocolate Chia Pudding Keto?

Absolutely! With unsweetened almond milk, low-carb chia seeds, peanut butter, and unsweetened cocoa powder, this keto chia seed pudding comes at 4.9 grams of net carbs per serving!

To make your regular chia pudding keto, all you have to do is swap the sweetener (typically maple syrup) for a low-carb one (sugar-free maple syrup) and use low-carb milk like almond milk.

While it is a delicious keto pudding, some people are not fans of the gooey seeds in their pudding.

Ground chia seed pudding is a smooth instant pudding with no lumps and no waiting time.

Indeed, this recipe is an instant chocolate chia pudding recipe to fix your sugar craving in a sec.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This keto chocolate chia pudding is an amazingly quick and simple recipe, but it’s also:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Low-Carb
  • Keto-Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Vegan
  • Paleo
  • Prepared in 10 Minutes
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How To Make Keto Chia Pudding

The trick to making a deliciously smooth, creamy keto chia pudding with no bites of seeds is to grind the chia seeds.

Consequently, you will have:

  1. No waiting/ soaking time – enjoy the recipe within 10 minutes.
  2. No lumpy, slippery seed texture

Plus, all you need to make this lovely keto dessert or keto breakfast are only 7 ingredients.

ground chia seeds pudding ingredients keto

Ingredients

  • Chia Seeds –  black or white or a combo of both. Any kind of chia seeds will work well. You can buy whole chia seeds and grind them in a grinder or blender. Or directly buy ground chia seed. I am providing both measurements in the recipe below as ground chia seeds make a larger volume than raw chia seeds.
  • Almond Milk – I use unsweetened Almond Milk. I love it! It is low calories, natural and vegan.
  • Peanut Butter – I love runny unsalted natural peanut butter, no sugar added. Feel free to use any other nut butter flavor. If you are paleo, try runny almond butter or cashew butter.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – this adds a lovely chocolate flavor without sugar added.
  • Sugar-free Liquid Sweetener – as always, I love to use maple-flavored sugar-free syrup. I am using a brand that can be used in the same amount as regular maple syrup. it means that if you are not on a sugar-free diet, you can replace it with the same amount of natural maple syrup in the recipe.  You can also use sugar-free crystal sweeteners like erythritol or monk fruit. I would recommend using the same amount as for liquid syrup, 1/4 cup, and to balance the texture by adding an extra 2-4 tablespoons of almond milk. Stop when it reaches your favorite texture.
  • Vanilla – optional but always better with it.
  • Salt – same, optional but I love that extra pinch of salt to balance the chocolate flavor. Omit if you are using salted peanut butter.
Ground chia seed pudding

Making Keto Chia Seed Pudding

Yes, you can eat this keto chia pudding straight away. No need to soak overnight or wait for hours! As you ground the chia seeds, at first, they deliver their gel-power instantly.

Your pudding can be enjoyed as fast as 10 minutes. Of course, it tastes even better if stored for 1 hour in the fridge as the pudding will get fresher and slightly thicker.

But if you are craving dessert, this is the fastest low-carb dessert ever!

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Playing With Textures

The recipe creates a smooth chocolate peanut butter pudding, not overly sticky or liquid. Just the right balance.

If you love yours thicker and chewier, add less milk – decrease by 1/4 cup and add an extra tablespoon at a time, blend, taste, and see!

That’s the best way to create the perfect texture for your tastebuds! Of course, for a runnier pudding, add more milk!

I hope you enjoy this lovely instant chia seed pudding recipe made with almond milk.

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Storage Instructions

You can store this keto chocolate chia pudding for up to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

I don’t recommend freezing it, but you can put it in your freezer and eat it cold, slightly frozen for an ice-cream-like experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Grind Chia Seeds For Pudding?

Yes, grinding chia seeds makes the formation of the chia seed gel much faster.

Will Ground Chia Seeds Thicken?

When soaked in a liquid such as almond milk, ground chia seeds form a thick gel-like texture.

How Do You Make Ground Chia Pudding?

Making ground chia seeds is super easy. All you have to do is put the chia seeds in a high-speed blender and blend for about 20 seconds. That’s it.

How Do You Use Ground Chia Seeds?

Ground Chia Seeds can be used to thicken no-bake desserts such as this ground chia keto pudding.

Do I Need To Soak Ground Chia Seeds?

No, you don’t have to. If you soak ground chia seeds, they will thicken and turn into a gel after a few hours, but they are edible and delicious immediately as well.

How Many Carbs Are In Chocolate Chia Pudding?

This ket chocolate chia pudding contains only 4.9 grams of net carbs per serving.

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Ground Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding

4.9gNet Carbs
This Ground Chia Seed Pudding with almond milk is a smooth chocolate peanut butter healthy dessert or breakfast. Easy, gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, keto, and whole30!
Prep: 10 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 10 mins
Yield: 6 pudding
Serving Size: 1 pudding

Nutrition

Net Carbs 4.9g
Fat 12.3g
Protein 6.4g
Calories 203kcal
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the chia seed into a blender and blend for about 20 seconds to form ground chia seeds.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients – order doesn't matter.
  • Blend again for 30 seconds to 1 minute until all the ingredients come together. If it sticks to the sides of the blender, you can stop the blender every 30 seconds, scrape down the side, and repeat until smooth. You can't over-process it!
  • Taste and adjust texture and sweetness. Add more almond milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, for a runnier pudding. This may be useful if you replace the sugar-free liquid sweetener with crystal sweetener (erythritol or monk fruit sugar).
  • Transfer into ramekin or serving jar. Decorate with a dollop of fresh peanut butter, drizzle melted sugar-free dark chocolate, and chopped peanuts.
  • Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for at least 1 hour for a fresher pudding. 
  • Store for up to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
Sweetener: any liquid sweetener works in this recipe. I recommend sugar-free liquid sweetener (see details here), but if you are not on a low carb/keto diet, replace it with the same amount of regular maple syrup or brown rice syrup.
Net carb per serve using Monk fruit sugar-free sweetener: 4.9 g
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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 pudding)
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 111
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.3g19%
Carbohydrates 24.5g8%
Fiber 19.6g82%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 6.4g13%
Net Carbs 4.9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    80 Thoughts On Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding with Almond Milk
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  1. We drink 30 calorie, unsweetened almond milk in our household. Will the chia pudding still set firmly using the low calorie milk or do I need to buy a higher calorie milk with more fat?

  2. This recipe looks luscious. Is there really no negative effect to grinding the chia seeds? Where can zi get those serving glasses?

  3. Sounds wonderful especially the low carb I already have chia seeds will be making this pudding Thank You

  4. 4 stars
    I haven’t made this yet but it sounds good and i want to make it. But shouldn’t the amount of whole chia seeds be 1 cup and the amount for ground chia seeds be 2/3 cup since grinding them reduces the volume?

  5. 5 stars
    I love this! It didn’t go over well with the kids because they want real sugar, but I like things that aren’t very sweet. I used stevia mixed with water instead of the sugar-free maple syrup and unsweetened almond butter instead of peanut butter. YUM! Thanks for the great recipe.

  6. This is delicious!! Thank you so much. Will definitely be making it again.

    Now just have to restrain myself from eating the entire batch!

  7. Not to be mean, but this taste terrible. All of the ingredients were fresh from the store, well before their dates of expiration. The taste of the ground chia seeds overpowers everything else. It reminds me of the texture of Xanthan gum. I doctored it a lot and it is palatable, but I will not make it again. I will find other uses for my bags of ground chia seeds, but that being said, I love your other recipes. 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    I made this… so nice and creamy… I added half the sweetener (agave) and I use vanilla soy milk instead… so delicious… I would definitely make it again!!!

  9. 5 stars
    I have made this twice now, so good! Even Keto adverse husband likes it! Thank you so much for sharing ❤

  10. How many servings is this for? It doesn’t talk about portioning it out at the end so I am a bit confused. Thank you.

  11. 5 stars
    I use half the chia seeds and keep all other measurements the same and it’s delicious! I’m new to this super-healthy eating so with this tweak it’s a good start.

  12. 5 stars
    This is so yummy. But I think they would taste better served in those cute jars. M I love those little jars. They are so cute. Is there’s a link
    To buy them. Thank you..

  13. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Will definitely make again. Used my vitamix to grind up the chia seeds…worked perfectly. Used a salted walnut butter (upping that omega 3 goodness). Hopefully I can just control myself a little when it comes to serving size, lol.

  14. Sorry guys and gals but this tastes like weird chocolate porridge. Adding sweetners was not going to improve the taste.
    I made it for family and visitors and everyone was not impressed.

  15. 5 stars
    I am not sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing to have found this recipe. I just made my 3rd batch in the last two weeks because it doesn’t last in our house. In my defense I am not the only one addicted to it! It is so easy and is delicious.

    • I would say it is a good thing 🙂 It is a nutritious addiction so at least good for your body ! Enjoy the blog, XOXO Carine

  16. This recipe is tasty but that’s a lot of carbs for keto, I would suggest this is a low carb, but not keto, recipe.

    • So yes this dessert is probably more difficult to fit a daily macro of 20g net carb (keto) rather than 40 g for low carbers. But this said, it is a treat, a dessert that you eat occasionnaly, not daily, to fix a craving. It is a great dessert for holiday to share with friends, nobody will know it is keto! My advice the day you want to indulge on this is to plan your day to make sure all your macro match while enjoying a treat. Always better than a store bought sugar loaded pudding 🙂 Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine

      • I feel like 5 net carbs is totally acceptable for a strict keto carb count of 20 per day. Emphasizing net carbs, of course. But the calories are fine, and chia seeds are so nutritious. Admittedly I have not tried this particular recipe, but I love chia seed pudding for breakfast, or a sweet treat at the end of the day if I have been conservative with my carbs that day and have enough leftover. Chia pudding is a lifesaver for me on keto, no joke. One of the things that helps keep me on track.

        • I agree, chia pudding are lifesaver as a ‘night’ treat! I also like to keep those 5-6g net carb for my sweet cravings 🙂 I hope you try this recipe one day. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine.

  17. Hey your recipe really sounds delicious. Iam currently on a keto diet and just wanted to ask if you have an idea of how many net carbs there are in this recipe. I am guessing it it Just the remaining grams of carbs after you count out the fiber but i wanted to be sure

    • The full nutrition panel is provided at the bottom of the recipe card. Net carbs are total carbs takeaway fiber so here there is 4.9 g net carbs per serve. Enjoy ! XOXO Carine.

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