This creamy, delicious, and satisfying chocolate coffee chia pudding is made with chia seeds, cacao powder, coffee, vanilla, and maple syrup.
Chocolate Chia Pudding is the best of both worlds — it has chocolate and coffee. This pudding is super healthy and tastes like a decadent dessert. Who doesn’t love a nourishing breakfast chocolate treat which can be made ahead of time within just 10 minutes, and that too with 7 simple ingredients?
Chocolate Coffee is a gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free pudding which ticks all the boxes of healthy breakfast or dessert, and is so darn good. This chocolate coffee chia pudding would surely brighten up your mood — breakfasts can’t get any better!
If you have ever dreamt of indulging in your favorite chocolate dessert for breakfast which is healthy and filler, go ahead and pinch yourself because your dream has come real.
This chocolate chia pudding with the hints of coffee and vanilla is generously drizzled with chocolate syrup for an extra special touch. This is all we need in our lives right now. It makes a perfect breakfast to kickstart any morning. + + , what’s there not to love?
It is very straightforward to whip up chocolate coffee chia pudding at home with a few basic ingredients. Simply blend chia seeds with cacao powder, coffee, creamy coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla to get this indulging, healthy, super satisfying pudding. Simple, isn’t it?
So prepare a big batch of this delectable chocolate coffee chia pudding and relish this healthy chocolate breakfast for 3-4 days.
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For this chocolate coffee chia pudding recipe, I have used Cacao Bliss chocolate blend from Earth Echo.
I used this chocolate blend in some of my dishes, and oh boy, it was love at first taste. I am really in love with the earthy and distinctive flavors of this exotic chocolate powder. The one thing I am sold on the most is that this chocolate powder is unprocessed, and has the goodness of turmeric, cinnamon, and other superfoods. It has that unique taste that can easily intensify the taste of your chocolate drinks and desserts.
What is Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding?
This Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding is a nourishing and filler breakfast/snack or a healthy light dessert that comes together in 5 minutes. This fiber, protein, and antioxidants-loaded is simple and easy to make.
For this pudding, you just need to mix, blend some natural ingredients, and chill them until set. This pudding takes 1-2 hours to set, but the effective cooking time is only 5 minutes.
What are the features of Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding?
This chocolate chia pudding:
✔︎ is a satisfying and guilt-free chocolate treat which is brimming with superfoods
✔︎ keeps you full for some hours
✔︎ is rich in vitamins and essential minerals
✔︎ is made with only 7 handy ingredients
✔︎ is quick, easy, and simple to make
✔︎ makes a healthy sweet breakfast, snack or an after-meal dessert
✔︎ is a wonderful way to start your day
✔︎ is vegan and gluten-free
✔︎ is suitable for a paleo diet
✔︎ is loaded with nutritional benefits of cacao and chia seeds
✔︎ makes a wonderful make-ahead breakfast
✔︎ is a good source of fiber, protein, and Omega 3 fatty acids
What are the ingredients needed for Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding?
This chia seeds pudding is whipped up using a few humble ingredients that are easily available in any kitchen.
These ingredients are:
For this chia pudding recipe, you can use black or white chia seeds. Both would work fine here. Organic seeds are the BEST.
For this recipe, I have used a super healthy and natural cacao bliss blend.
Unsweetened Coconut Milk or Unsweetened Almond Milk:
I used full cream coconut milk in this pudding recipe, but you can also use almond milk.
Instant coffee powder:
I have added some instant coffee powder for a hint of to this pudding. You can also add brewed coffee or espresso here. Adding coffee is optional though. So if you are not into coffee, then feel free to omit it from the recipe.
I have added maple syrup for this recipe, but you can also swap it with honey, coconut sugar, or any other sweetener of your choice.
A pinch of salt spruces up the taste of this chia pudding. So adding salt is highly recommended here.
A dash of vanilla adds a subtle flavor to this pudding which glorifies the overall taste, so it is highly suggested. Instead of vanilla extract, you can also use vanilla bean or paste.
Toppings of your choice:
I used bananas, strawberries, chocolate chunks, chopped walnut, desiccated coconut, and chocolate syrup here.
What are the health benefits of eating chia pudding?
Chia seeds are known as a superfood because, they are:
✔︎ nutrient-rich and paleo-friendly
✔︎ rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron, and protein
✔︎ light on the stomach and easy to digest.
✔︎ a natural detoxifier and great for hair and skin
✔︎ a high source of omega-3’s, thus, they are also good for your brain health
What is the best milk for Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding?
Some milk options for this pudding are:
Unsweetened almond milk
How to store Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding?
To store this Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding, refrigerate it in an airtight container. It stays fresh for up to 3-4 days. When you want to eat, top it with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
How to serve Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding?
This Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding can be served as it is without any added toppings. But if you are like me who fancies toppings, then feel free to go ahead and add your favorite toppings.
Below are some of my favorites topping ideas:
Fruits & berries (bananas, mangoes, or any berries)
Nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, pecans, coconut, chia seeds)
Nut butter (peanut butter or almond butter )
How to Make Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding?
Making Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding is so basic and straightforward. Plus, this is a no-cook recipe. To make chocolate coffee chia pudding, you need to simply throw the ingredients in a blender to blend. And let it set. That’s it!
This is how you make it in 8 simple steps:
Step 1: Add chia seeds to a blender and pulse them.
Step 2: Add in coconut milk, cacao/cocoa powder, vanilla, coffee, and maple syrup.
Step 3: Blend! Add more milk and stir well to incorporate everything.
Step 4: Cover and chill for 1-2 hours to set.
Step 5: Slice bananas and strawberries.
Step 6: Place sliced bananas, desiccated coconut, chocolate chunks, walnut into serving glasses or jars.
Step 7: Fill the glass with chocolate coffee chia pudding.
Step 8: Top with bananas, strawberries, and your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
For a full list of Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.
What are the Pro tips, tricks, and variations to make your best chocolate coffee chia pudding?
Tip 1. For this recipe, I have pulsed chia seeds. This is because ground chia seeds give more pudding kinda texture. However, you can also make this chocolate coffee chia pudding without blending it in a blender. Simply throw all the ingredients in a bowl, stir, and let it set.
Tip 2. The recipe itself is made for 3 servings, but it can easily be halved, doubled, or tripled for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or healthy snack.
Tip 3. Store in individual containers that you can easily grab as you need them. This way you can devour this pudding for a couple of days.
Tip 4. I have used creamy and thick coconut milk for this chocolate coffee chia pudding recipe because it gives a nice rich and creamy texture to this pudding. But you can also use light coconut milk for this recipe.
Tip 5. I added 2.5 tablespoons of sweetener for about 3 servings of this pudding. Feel free to adjust the amount of sweetener according to your taste buds.
Tip 6. To make this pudding more filler, you can also use some granola or muesli toppings for this pudding.
Tip 7. Make sure to always add the toppings right before serving.
Tip 8. You can also replace maple syrup with 2 tablespoons of pureed dates.
Tip 9. You can refrigerate any leftovers. Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding would stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.
Tip 10. Feel free to adjust the texture of your pudding according to your taste preference. If you think your pudding is too thick and dense, then you can add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut milk (or as needed) and mix well.
Tip 11. I used banana, strawberry, chocolate chunks, desiccated coconut, and walnut toppings. However, you can use any of your favorite toppings.
Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding (Step-by-step photo instructions)
For making Chocolate Coffee Chia Pudding
- Place the chia seed into a blender and pulse for about 30-40 seconds to form ground chia seeds.
- Now add 1 cup coconut milk, instant coffee powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to the blender.
- Blend again for about 1 minute or until all the ingredients are incorporated together.
- Now gradually add about 1 cup of coconut milk.
- Stir well until everything is well combined.
- You can enjoy it straight away, or cover the container and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Into a serving glass/jar add banana slices, 1/2 teaspoon chopped walnut, 1/2 teaspoon desiccated coconut, chocolate chunks, and about 1/4 teaspoon chia seeds.
- Fill the glass/jar with chocolate coffee chia pudding.
- Top with sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, desiccated coconut, walnuts, chocolate chips, and chia seeds.
- Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
- Enjoy immediately! Chia pudding will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.