This dark chocolate chia pudding with pistachio is the perfect example of a scrumptious after-dinner treat that will leave you feeling satisfied; plus, it also makes a delicious breakfast. The chia seeds provide protein and fiber, while the cocoa powder and honey contribute antioxidants. And who can resist the sweetness and crunch of pistachios? Prepare this easy pudding for a special occasion or any day when you're in the mood for something sweet. Enjoy!
- chia seeds
- dark cocoa powder
- pistachio cream
- almond milk
- pure maple syrup
To make chocolate chia pudding:
Step 1: Combine the chia seeds with the almond milk, followed by the cacao powder and the other ingredients. Put the pistachio cream in a mason jar and let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. Let it sit for a minimum of 2 hours.
Step 2: Add your favorite toppings. You can make a layered chia pudding by simply adding one tablespoon of pistachio cream to each chocolate chia seed pudding and optionally top with crumbled pistachio, unsweetened cocoa powder, cacao nibs, or vegan mini chocolate chips.
We also like using vegan yogurt flavored with vanilla or pistachio.
You can also top the cocoa chia pudding with fresh fruit, like fresh berries.
- Pistacchio cream - we love using pistachio-flavored plan-based yogurt on top, which comes with extra protein and fewer calories. You can also use coconut cream.
- Flavoring - instead of using pistachio, you could use your favorite nuts and nut butter, such as vegan Nutella chia pudding, peanut butter, or almond butter, then go for the alternative nuts, like crushed hazelnuts, peanuts, or almonds as toppings.
- Plant milk - use your favorite non-dairy milk option; we like almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, rice milk, and coconut milk. You can also use vegan chocolate milk and skip the cocoa powder as well.
- Chia seeds - you could make a very similar recipe, a tapioca pudding, following exactly the same steps but using tapioca instead of chia seeds, or a combination of the two.
- Mocha - make a coffee chia seed pudding, a super yummy treat! Add espresso powder to the chia pudding mix.
- Sweet flavor - instead of maple syrup, use agave nectar, stevia, coconut sugar, or brown sugar. Pure maple syrup is our sweetener of choice for making chocolate pudding as it complies with a WFPB diet.
- More protein - to make a high-protein chia pudding, you can add a scoop of vanilla-flavored, chocolate-flavored, or unflavored clean protein powder (affiliate link)to the chia pudding mix before letting it sit in a mason jar.
This chocolate chia seed pudding can be stored for 2-3 days in mason jars in the fridge. Always put a lid on it. Otherwise, it will dry up.
Although a chia seed pudding is much better when fresh or stored only for a couple of days if you make a large batch as meal prep, you can freeze it in portions and thaw it overnight as needed.
💭 Calories in chia pudding
An almond chia pudding made with 3 tablespoons of chia seeds plus 1 cup of almond milk has 210 calories, 16 grams of Carbohydrates, 7 grams of protein, and 14 grams of fats, 13 grams of fiber.
An oat milk chia pudding made with 3 tablespoons of chia seeds plus 1 cup of oat milk has 303 calories, 39 grams of Carbohydrates, 10 grams of protein, 14 grams of fats 14 grams of fiber.
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Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding with Pistachio cream
- 2 tablespoon pistachio crushed
- 1 plant-based yogurt pistachio flavored
- chocolate chips sugar-free dark, or cacao nibs
- Mix. Mix all the ingredients but the pistachio cream in a mason jar and let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Serve. When ready to eat, add one tablespoon of pistachio cream to each chia pudding and optionally top with crumbled pistachio, yogurt, or cacao nibs.
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