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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
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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


  • 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.
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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 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 6 pudding
Serving Size: 1 pudding
4.97 from 587 votes


  • cup Chia Seeds whole, black or white or 1 cup ground chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk (or original if not keto)
  • 2 tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup Sugar-Free Maple Syrup or any liquid sweetener you like (maple syrup, agave, brown rice syrup)
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
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  • 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, 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.
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Serving Size: 1 pudding
Yield: 6 pudding
Serving: 1puddingCalories: 203kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 24.5g (8%)Fiber: 19.6g (82%)Net Carbs: 4.9gProtein: 6.4g (13%)Fat: 12.3g (19%)Sugar: 0.7g (1%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

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    82 Thoughts On Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding with Almond Milk
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  1. 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.

  2. I love to make smooth/ground chia pudding recipes over the usual ones people post! This one looks so good! Could you post a link to the jars you used in the pictures? They look like they would be a good portion size and are so cute!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and used powdered swerve and dark chocolate cocoa powder. It is so good putting a splash of heavy cream in makes it extra yummy! Thanks for posting this!

  4. 5 stars
    Super recipe – made it with Serve and almond butter. However, I wasn’t able to grind the chia seeds – not in my food processor, not in my spice grinder. Will look for ground chia next time – I just popped it in the fridge for a few hours this time. Thanks!

    • You need a strong blender to pulse chia seed into a powder but maybe it is easier for you to buy ground chia seed if you can’t do this with your home appliance. It’s not more expensive to buy ground chia seed and it store very well too. Thanks again for trying my recipe. I can’t wait to read your next feedback. XOXO Carine.

  5. Hi! This pudding came out tasting very bitter. Did I do something wrong?
    Are the chia seeds bitter when ground?
    Thank you!

    • Chia seeds are bitter anyway and some people don’t appreciate their taste. You can increase sweetener or cocoa powder to mask the bitterness of the seeds but yes chia seeds are bitter and slightly more when grounded as they release their full power! Enjoy the recipes around the blog. XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    Even though my boyfriend has no dietary restrictions, he gets so excited whenever I make this! I love the the use of ground chia seeds, I enjoy the texture so much more than with traditional chia pudding. And I can serve it right away instead of waiting for it to set up!

    • I am so happy when partners are on board with my easy low carb recipes ! Thanks for sharing this recipe with the people you love. Enjoy the blog recipes. Look forward to read more feedback from you. XOXO Carine.

  7. 5 stars
    So glad to have your recipes, my grandson has to eat glutenfree and without animal milk and he is two years old!
    Can you help me with the units in gramm ? Thank you so much! Ursula

    • Hello! I am glad you find my blog. I am sorry for not sharing the recipes in grams I will try to update them as I go but for now i is in cup. Enjoy the blog, Love to your son. XOXO Carine.

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe sweet as honey. I’ve made chia pudding in the past and didn’t become a fan, with the glutinous mix but this recipe has became my new favorite. I made this recipe this morning (for breakfast and leftovers for lunch) and what a difference grounding the chia mix. Who knew you could ground the chia? I didn’t. Thank you so much for your recipes, since I’ve became diagnosed being intolerant to Gluten, Wheat, Egg, Dairy, your website is one of my go to for recipes (follow you on FB and IG too). Thanks again

  9. 5 stars
    I am so glad I found this recipe! I’ve tried (I really have!!) to choke down various chia pudding recipes. Odd textures do not usually bother me but, for some reason, I absolutely cannot get past the texture PLUS that final crunch. I so not make a habit of commenting until I’ve tried a recipe, but I could not pass up a chance to thank you for posting what may be just the ticket to incorporate these into my diet!

    • Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I guess grounding the chia seed makes the whole pudding much more delicious, that is why you like it more than regular chia seed pudding recipes. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    BEST chocolate chia pudding recipe I’ve tried so far (out of 4), thank you! Excellent idea to ground the seeds first; healthier and better pudding texture. I eat Keto and used maple extract, liquid stevia and confectioners Swerve with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. What a treat, thank you for taking the time to create and share.

    • Thank you so much for this beautiful comment! I love your sugar free sweetener option too, I will give this a go! Enjoy the keto recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

      • Woops: in a previous comment to Meb I said Maltitol but meant to say Xylitol. I don’t use either, though.

        Carine, I just found your brilliant discussion of sugar substitutes: it’s a really informative and helpful guide to the options, pros & cons, etc. Well done! Thank you.

        Readers: click on Keto Recipes & scroll down to find a link for “The 4 Best Keto Sweeteners (and all the rest)” or use the Search box.

      • Meb, check to see if Swerve works for Keto. I’ve found conflicting data, & use stevia (Krisda brand gives me no aftertaste) &/or monk fruit crystals instead. Erythritol & Maltitol work too but can cause GI distress if you use too much, so I avoid. And no matter what you use, I gather minimizing use is best. They definitely don’t cause glycemic reaction, but jury is out on whether there are other effects over time. Good news is on Keto we tend to substitute fat for sugar & as you adjust to the diet you miss sugar less & use even substitutes less.

    • I eat 100% sugar free so I usually don’t use dates in my recipes. However, I am sure it will work pretty well, maybe the texture will be slightly different. Let me know if you give this a go and how much you used, I am sure there is others readers that may like the idea of using dates too. Enjoy the blog recipes and thanks for trying some of them! XOXO Carine.

  11. Do you know how long this will keep in the fridge? Could I make 5 servings of (a savory version of) this ahead of time and take one every morning throughout the week for breakfast?

    • It last very well in the fridge if it is stored in an airtight container. I used to make some on Sunday night for the whole week and it was still super tasty on Friday morning – so 5 days later. It does not contains dairy so it store very well. The only difference I noticed with time was the thickness, it gets a bit thicker after 2-3 days but I still love it. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

  12. 5 stars
    Bless you. I’m a vegan and following keto the last two months. Until I stumbled upon your site it was fairly a struggle. Thanks to you, I have tonnes of recipes to try out that fit my dietary needs.

    ???? Hugs

    • YEAH! I am very happy that you find my blog 🙂 I love eating low carb and my husband is vegan so I have got a good bunch of recipes that suit both of our diet. Enjoy the blog. XOXO Carine.

  13. 5 stars
    The almond butter sub needed some extra sweetness so we used more maple syrup and added dates and honey and it is truly delicious! We topped it with coconut whipped cream and put fresh raspberries and/or freeze dried raspberries on top to, super yummy!

    • I am SO happy to have a feedback on the paleo option! I did try with almond butter yet – cashew only – and your comment will be super helpful for all my paleo followers! Love your toppings ideas too 🙂 Thanks so much for thing a minute to add this beautiful comment. Have a lovely time on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • Hello! The full nutrition panel is always provided after the recipe card of my recipe. This one is calculated using sugar free liquid sweetener. It includes 18.8 g carbs with 11.8 g fibre so net carbs per serving is 7 g. I hope this helps ! Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

    • I am totally with you! I always eat a bit of this pudding straight away 🙂 Chilling time kill me. Enjoy the blog recipe. XOXO Carine.

    • I am so happy you love it ! I split the whole batch in 6 serves as a small desserts – full nutrition panel for this serving size is shown after the recipe card. I am not sure how much it makes in cup that was enough for us as a dessert. XOXO Carine.

  14. 5 stars
    Thank you SO much for this! Your idea of using the sugar free syrup is really helpful. I’m on a sugar free diet and most of the recipes I’ve found keep using sweeteners that I can’t eat. I will be trying this recipe as soon as I get to the store. Beautiful blog, by the way 🙂

    Yay! You just made my day!

    • I love sugar free dessert and while I love sugar free crystal sweetener like swerve, erythritol o monk fruit sugar it doesn’t dissolve well in pudding or cream. That is why I love to use sugar free syrup. There is plenty of natural options available in health store that you can use as a sub to maple syrup in regular recipe you found online. Enjoy the sugar free recipes on the blog ! I am very happy to have you here 😀 XOXO Carine.

  15. Can I use a cacao instead of unsweetened cocoa and if so I assume it would have to be less though and might alter the texture? Thanks!!

    • I am sure you can but as I never used cacao in recipes before I am not sure how it will impact the texture. You should probably add less at first see how the texture and flavors suits you and adjust until it reach the texture/flavor you love. I would love to know how it goes as I am sure other reader would love to use cacao too ! Thanks for reading the blog and trying my recipes. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

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