Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding (4 Ingredients)
This Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding with almond milk is one of the best healthy breakfasts to start the day.
Bonus, this chia seed pudding recipe is sugar-free and dairy-free with only 3.7 grams net carbs per serving.
What Is A Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding?
A keto chocolate chia pudding is a healthy breakfast recipe combining chia seeds and low-carb milk to create a smooth, creamy breakfast bowl.
It has a similar texture to tapioca pudding, it’s creamy with slimy round bites of seeds.
However, puddings made of chia are healthier than the ones made of tapioca pearls. Indeed, the chia seeds are super seeds!
They contain almost no carbs, lots of vitamins, and fiber. Chia seeds are also loaded with 34 grams of fiber per 100 grams.
In fact, that’s this high amount of fiber that provides the amazing properties of chia seeds.
They are highly liquid-absorbent and double in size when soaked in water or milk, creating a creamy, silky smooth texture like pudding.
How To Make Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding
This Keto Chocolate Pudding with chia is a very easy 4-ingredient recipe.
As a general rule, if you want to get a silky smooth texture, you must use 1/4 cup of chia seeds per 1 1/4 cup of milk or 45 grams of chia seeds per 300 ml of milk.
In this chocolate pudding recipe, we use unsweetened dairy-free milk to limit calories, carbs, and sugar. All you need to make this delicious chocolate chia seed pudding is:
- Chia seeds – you can use either black or white chia seeds, it’s up to you, they have the same properties.
- Unsweetened almond milk – I love to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk from Almond Breeze. Indeed, this dairy-free milk contains no sugar added and just a few calories. It’s a great addition to a healthy breakfast.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Erythritol – in my opinion, the best sugar-free sweetener option.
Making this Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding is extremely straightforward.
It will only take you about 5 minutes of your time and a night of waiting for it to be ready.
Start your pudding by combining all its ingredients in a glass mason jar.
Close the jar, ideally with a lockable lid, before shaking it vigorously to combine all the ingredients.
Place the Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding in the fridge and leave it there for at least 3 hours.
The ideal timing is closer to 8 hours, hence why it’s also called an overnight porridge!
To get the best taste in the morning, it’s ideal for stirring the jar with a spoon after 30 minutes in the fridge.
Serve your Keto Chia Pudding the next morning with fresh strawberries and a dollop of sugar-free coconut cream for the perfect keto breakfast.
You can keep your Chocolate Chia Pudding in the fridge for up to 4 days in their airtight mason jars.
Alternatively, you can also freeze them and leave them overnight in the fridge to thaw.
If you are allergic to some of the ingredients, here are the swaps you can make:
- Almond Milk: Swap for the same volume of Coconut Milk, Peanut Milk, or Soy Milk. Adding dairy milk would add a lot of carbs as milk is not a keto-friendly dairy product.
- Cocoa Powder: if you are allergic to chocolate or don’t like cocoa powder, you can replace it with peanut butter.
- Erythritol: you can swap the erythritol for any sugar-free crystal sweetener you like.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Chocolate Chia Pudding Taste?
Chia seeds are very bland in flavor, they mainly have a slimy texture to breakfast and desserts. If you are not a big fan of the viscous texture of the super seeds, you can grind them.
Grinding the chia seeds into a powder will essentially remove the slimy seed texture. Also, it will create smoother, creamier pudding more like a keto dessert.
Of course, the chia seed ratio in my ground chocolate chia seed pudding is different as the ground chia seeds are more water-absorbent.
Can I Turn It Into Popsicles?
Absolutely! You can pour the porridge into popsicle molds and turn this into a delicious ice block.
Make sure to do that after at least 3 hours in the fridge, so the chia seeds have absorbed enough milk.
More Keto Chia Pudding Recipes
This pudding recipe is perfect to start the day on a vegan keto diet.
Most of the carbs in chia are fiber. Therefore, one serving of this breakfast bowl has only 6.9 grams of net carbs.
I’ve listed below many different kinds of keto pudding recipes from the blog. Just follow the link to give them a go!
Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding
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- ½ cup Chia Seeds (90 g)
- ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2 ½ cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- ¼ cup Crystal Sweetener
- 1 teaspoon Cocoa Nibs
- ¼ cup Fresh Strawberries
- 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Whipped Coconut Cream or heavy cream
- In a glass mason jar, add the chia seeds, unsweetened cocoa powder, erythritol, and unsweetened almond milk.
- Close the jar and shake vigorously to combine all the ingredients.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Open the jar, give a good stir with a fork to prevent the seeds from sticking together and forming lumps. Close the jar and shake vigorously again for about 20 seconds.
- Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.
- When ready to eat, serve in an individual serving bowl with extra unsweetened whipped cream, cocoa nibs and fresh berries on top.
- Can be stored in the fridge in a glass mason jar for up to 1 week.
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Ingredients:Almond MilkChia SeedsCocoa Powder
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Second time making chocolate chia pudding. My daughter wasn’t stoked on the chia seed texture so this time I ran the chia seeds through my blender for a good 3 or so minutes, they became a very fine flour, then I threw all the rest of the ingredients in the blender to mix it well. It was already a pudding consistency when I poured it into a mason jar…hopefully it doesn’t get too thick.
Looking forward to trying this. Love your recipes, they always turn out great.❤️
Hi, I’m fairly new to keto and experimenting a lot. Do you think this would work with homemade hemp milk (vs. almond milk)? I’m trying to get into using more hemp for its nutritional properties. Thanks!
Yes sure! Enjoy, XOXO Carine
What quantity is a serving?
As mention in the recipe this recipe serve 8 people. Nutrition panel is for 1 serve – divide your full pudding into 8 bowls each one is a serve. It is about 1 /2 cup. I hope this help. XOXO Carine.
This looks absolutely;y decadent. I can’t wait to give it a try!
Hi Erica, I hope you enjoy it such a great healthy breakfast!
This looks so, so good. I have yet to start using Stevia – I’ve really been trying to break my sugar ‘addiction’; I wonder if stevia would totally derail this and make me crave sweet things again?
Hi Julie, I am not eating any sugar for 3 yeas now and stevia does the trick for me. The first 15 days going sugar free are pretty difficult because your taste buds are so used to it. But then it gets natural and after years you can’t barely eat sugar. Stevia is really a great solution as it doesn’t rise your blood sugar level. I hope you try the recipe! You will love it. Carine.
If there’s chocolate, i’m in. ALWAYS! This is great on-the-go breakfast!
Ahaha yeah! another chocolate lover like me ! enjoy Jacquee! xoxo Carine.
That is such a tasty looking pudding! I love how you have layered on the chocolate flavor while keeping the sugars very low.
Hi Annemarie, thank you SO much for this lovely comment. I hope you enjoy the recipe too. See you soon on the blog xoxo Carine.
This looks so luscious and rich — the fact that it’s low in sugar and dairy free is over-the-top!
Hi Lisa, it is rich indeed but very healthy and conforting for breakfast. I am very addicted to this chocolate pudding, I had to share it here!
I LOVE this recipe, especially the idea of using it as a healthy dessert treat for the kids and also freezing it as a popsicle!
Hi Lis, Emma love the popsicles too I will share some pictures of them next time. Such a delicious healthy treat even during NZ winter!