Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe - Low Carb, THM S, Dairy-Free (2024)

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When you are craving chocolate and need something without a lot of fuss turn to this easy Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe. Stir a few ingredients together and feast on a pudding healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.

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Chia seeds are magical. Did you know that? Stir them into some sweetened liquid and a few hours later you have pudding. It's just as easy as the instant pudding mixes of your childhood.

I chose to make my keto chocolate chia pudding dairy-free but you don't have to. Swap out some coconut milk for cream if you'd like. I make my chia pudding with coconut milk and almond milk to keep it dairy-free. If I'm not careful I consume way too much dairy and stall my weight loss.

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Can I Make Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding Ahead of Time?

This Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipeis so filling. It is a perfect quick breakfast for busy mornings. You can prep on Sunday for a week's worth of breakfast in just 5 minutes.

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What are chia seeds?

Chiais the edible seed ofSalvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to Central America, or of the relatedSalvia columbariaeof the southwestern United States and Mexico. Chia seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots, having a diameter around 1 millimetre (0.04in). The seeds arehydrophilic, absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and developing amucilaginouscoating that gives chia-based creams and beverages a distinctivegeltexture. Source: Wikipedia

Can chia seeds help you lose weight?

This is debatable. They have a lot of fiber and can help you feel fuller longer. So as part of a healthy way of eating there are benefits to chia seeds. But, they aren't a magic diet pill. Adding chia pudding to an unhealthy diet won't do much good.

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What texture is keto chocolate chia pudding?

To be honest I don't chew my chia seeds. I don't mind them in my Chocolate Chia Pudding but don't love the taste when I chew them. They have so many health benefits that I use them anyway and just eat my pudding without chewing. The same way I don't bite raspberries or blackberries because I don't like the seeds stuck in my teeth. It is not mandatory to chew pudding. Full disclaimer I never liked tapioca pudding either. Rice pudding I love. But tapioca is a bit strange of a texture to be.

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I'm sure you can tweak this Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe to make it into other flavors. I like using stronger flavors in dairy-free recipes so they don't all taste like coconut all the time. Chocolate, coffee, peanut butter can all help hide that coconut flavor. Or you can play it up and add some toasted coconut flakes and coconut extract. Maybe a few drops of pineapple extract too and make a pina colada pudding.

I hope you enjoy my dairy-free chocolate chia pudding recipe!

Try this Keto Peanut Butter Chia Pudding or this Chai Latte Chia Pudding next!

Want a creamy indulgent dessert? This Keto Chocolate Pudding Pie is made to impress!

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Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding


This easy Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe is healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert.

5 from 4 votes

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Total Time 5 minutes mins

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Cuisine American

Servings 8

Calories 238



  • In a large bowl whisk the coconut milk until smooth. Add the other ingredients and stir thoroughly. Chill until thickened.


Nutrition: Chia Pudding has A LOT of fiber! This has 17 carbs and 11 fiber per serving which equals 6 NET carbs.

Notes on Sweeteners:

I use my ownblend of xylitol, erythritol, and steviain my recipes. This is twice as sweet as sugar. It is comparable toTrim Healthy Mama Gentle SweetandTruvia.

To sub inSwerve or Lakanto Monk Fruit use 1.5 times the amount of sweetener called for.

To sub inPyureorTrim Healthy Mama Super Sweetuse half the amount of sweetener called for.

Substitutions will work in most recipes. They may not work in candies, such as caramel.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 238Carbohydrates: 17gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 11gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 3.9mg

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Reader Interactions


  1. Ashley Jerrett says

    What site do you use to find the nutrition facts??? Ive tried a couple but they never seem to have some of the food i use available . Thank you!


    • Taryn says

      I have a built in nutrition calculator for my site. I still have to add custom ingredients too though.


  2. Dee Long says

    A 1/4 cup of sweetener doesn't seem like it would be enough to sweeten 1 cup of cocoa.


    • Taryn says

      The coconut milk also adds some natural sweetness. You can add more sweetener if you prefer. I like this lightly sweetened to eat for breakfast.


    • Margaret says

      It seems like more than enough to me!


  3. Susan says

    Can you use monk fruit as a sweetener, and if so, how much....thank yoy


    • Taryn says

      Yes. If you are using a blend that is 1:1 for sugar like lakanto you will need 1.5 to 2 times the amount listed. You can just add it to taste.


  4. Jennivieve says

    Is chia pudding a THM stand alone breakfast or would I need to have more protein with it?


    • Taryn says

      I think it is fine as a breakfast. If you'd like a little more protein you could have a hot beverage with collagen in it.


  5. Amber says

    I was specifically looking for a recipe for chocolate chia pudding using canned coconut milk and came across this one. I had to tweak the recipe a bit because it was too thick as written, maybe because I used a thicker variety of canned coconut milk (Chaokoh), I’m not sure. I ended up needing an extra cup and a half of almond milk (so 2 1/2 cups total), and then added an extra 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) cocoa powder to keep it plenty chocolatey. I sweetened with 8 sucralose drops instead of the recommended sweetener. Served with a substantial dollop of whipped cream, this was awesome! I’m going to try it with some unsweetened coconut next and try to get something like an almond joy or mounds. Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely be making this again!Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe - Low Carb, THM S, Dairy-Free (19)


  6. Lewis Johnson says

    I love chocolate chia pudding. It's my favorite!


  7. Ann says

    I made this last night after seeing the post.
    Breakfast! Husband lived it too. Quick and easy
    But I chewed the seeds. LOLChocolate Chia Pudding Recipe - Low Carb, THM S, Dairy-Free (20)


  8. MJ says

    Thanks for a tasty way to get chia seeds into our diet. This makes quite a bit...can it be frozen?


    • Taryn says

      I haven't tried to freeze it. It does stay good in the fridge for up to a week.


  9. Jan Bates says

    Taryn, your recipes are like finding a pot of gold, thank you! May I draw upon you "mad skills" to ask, how would you convert this recipe to make it peanut butter chocolate?


    • Taryn says

      I'm not so sure about the mad skills (lol) but I'd just whisk some peanut butter into the coconut milk in the first step. I think 1/4 to 1/2 cup depending on how peanut buttery you want it. You may want to add an additional tablespoon or two of sweetener as well. Enjoy!


  10. Lori says

    What is a serving size so I can use the right container to store the pudding to add two lunches etc


    • Taryn says

      1/8th of the recipe which is approximately 1/2 a cup.


  11. Patty in CO says

    Taryn .. thank you sooo much for all your recipes. They never fail to impress me with the flavors and ease of preparation. I have found a number of Chia Pudding recipes on line and have tried them all. Yours is no exception.....however, I, too, am not a fan of the chunky, tapioca-like texture, so I grind my chia seeds in a high speed blender before incorporatiing them into the recipe. Works like a charm.....smooth pudding with all the fiber! Worked extremely well with your recipe too! Thank you!Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe - Low Carb, THM S, Dairy-Free (21)


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