Chocolate chia pudding is a creamy, naturally-sweet chocolate treat. Make this breakfast pudding recipe at night and wake up ready to enjoy it!
1. 1/4 cup chia seed2. 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)3. 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder4. 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (adjust to taste)5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract6. A pinch of salt7. Optional toppings: sliced strawberries, banana slices, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut
In a mixing bowl, combine chia seeds and almond milk. Stir well to ensure the chia seeds are evenly distributed in the liquid. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the chia seeds to absorb the liquid.
Once the chia seeds have absorbed some liquid, add the unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup (or honey), vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the mixture. Mix thoroughly, making sure the cocoa powder is well incorporated.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the mixture into individual serving glasses. Place it in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours or overnight. This allows the chia seeds to fully absorb the liquid and create a pudding-like consistency.
After refrigeration, give the chocolate chia pudding a good stir. If it's too thick, you can add a bit more milk to achieve your desired consistency. Taste and adjust the sweetness if needed by adding more maple syrup or honey.
Divide the chocolate chia pudding into serving bowls or glasses. Top with your favorite toppings such as sliced strawberries, banana slices, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut. This adds texture and additional flavors to your delicious chocolate chia pudding.