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Chef John's Chia Chocolate Pudding
See how chia seeds make a yummy, healthier chocolate pudding. See more
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Chef John's Chia Chocolate Pudding

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"If you're looking for a rich and decadent chocolate pudding then keep moving. As nutritious as this 'superfood' is supposed to be, you can't expect the same results substituting birdseed for eggs, butter, and cream. That said, if you're craving something sweet, relatively chocolaty, and comparatively healthful, then chia seeds may be a good option."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. Whisk milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, brown sugar, white sugar, coffee granules, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until pudding is smooth. Let sit for 5 minutes; stir. Repeat sitting and stirring process at least 2 times.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight. Spoon into bowls and top with chocolate hemp seeds.
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Jul 15, 2015

Perfect!! I used coconut milk and the ratio of milk to chia seed to cocoa is dead-on perfect. I used 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar only because coconut milk is naturally sweet. Love what the addition of instant coffee did to deepen the chocolate flavor. I didn't have chocolate covered hemp seed but I do like cocoa nibs and had them so I used them instead. Wonderful chia seed recipe. There are so many out there but this one is my favorite because the ratio of ingredient to ingredient is best and the addition of the instant coffee really does make a difference. Using full fat coconut milk from the can created a thick pudding the consistency of frosting and it tasted like chocolate frosting too but with little tiny crunchies of the chia seeds. Delicious!! If you are using coconut milk and want a looser consistency use 3 Tablespoons of chia.

Mar 09, 2015

I loved it! I replaced regular milk with vanilla almond milk and excluded the chocolate covered hemp seeds because I did not have them. It was delicious without being overly sweet.


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 8 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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