Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

chia seed puddingI apologize in advance for the terrible photos in this post. Yes, I took them with my phone. This is what happens when I leave the house without my DSLR, but NEED to share an amazing recipe with you guys (and too lazy to recreate it within a decent amount of time). We went to BBQ at a friend’s, and for dessert he proposed making chocolate pudding – made with chia seeds! I must admit, I haven’t used chia seeds in any of my recipes ever, but apparently they have been deemed THE health food of 2013. They are the new flax seeds, with even better omega 3 to 6 ratio, fiber and protein content. We were all laughing because on the chia seed bag it states, “Aztec Superfood,” but it seems like they are sort of a superfood.

This chocolate pudding is gluten-free and vegan, and it tastes really good! The texture wasn’t exactly what I hoped for (it isn’t as smooth and creamy as traditional chocolate pudding), but the flavor was delicious! Add fresh fruit on top before serving.

Have you jumped on the chia seeds bandwagon yet? What recipes do you use them in?

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Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding
Prep time
Type: Dessert
Serves: 2
  • 1 can coconut milk (14 oz)
  • ⅓ cup chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tbsp honey (or desired sweetener)
  1. Soak chia seeds in coconut milk.
  2. Stir every 5 minutes for a total of 30 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator prior to serving for best results.



  1. Lilly Sue says:

    I like this pudding idea!! I have only thrown chia seeds into my smoothies…haven’t made anything with them yet. Maybe I will try this recipe 🙂

  2. Erika says:

    Ooh Kristi I don’t even care about the “bad” photos–this looks so good!!! I LOVE chia seeds. (I like using them as an egg substitute if I’m trying to bake vegan. I either mix them directly into the batter or mix 1 tbsp chia with 3 tbsp water and let the mixture gel for 5 minutes before adding to a recipe in place of an egg.) I actually just saw another chocolate chia pudding on Oh My Veggies and she blended hers so that it looks exactly like the texture of regular pudding!

    It’s here if you’re curious: Yum!

  3. me says:

    hey if this is raw then y r u cooking it on a stove? ps is this a raw recipe or is it to be understood that u turn on the stove on low and then stir for 30mins? confusedd.. i really wana make this so plz reply soon k thx

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