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Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Just like my berry chia pudding, this is so easy to make and will keep you fuller for longer. It's perfect for meal prep.

I make a batch of 3-4 servings in the evening and have it ready in the morning. I like the grainy texture of chia seeds but if you prefer your pudding smooth, just blend them until powdered before you add the liquids. This may result is a slight bitter aftertaste so keep that in mind. The sweeteners are optional — as you get used to low-carb eating, your palate will change and you may not need to use any sweeteners.

This meal is relatively high in total carbs and low in net carbs. If you are not sure which of these you should count, have a look at my post here: Total Carbs or Net Carbs: What Really Counts?

Note: The main reason I use two sweeteners in most of my recipes is that a combination of more sweeteners mask the aftertaste/bitterness of some of them. If the pudding is too thick, add 2-4 tbsp of water or almond milk.

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Serving size 1 jar

Allergy information for Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 jar)

Net carbs6.1 grams
Protein9.5 grams
Fat26.6 grams
Calories329 kcal
Calories from carbs 8%, protein 13%, fat 79%
Total carbs20.2 gramsFiber14.1 gramsSugars0.7 gramsSaturated fat14.5 gramsSodium26 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium63 mg(16% RDA)Potassium364 mg(18% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)


  1. Mix the chia seeds, coconut milk, water, cacao powder, Erythritol and stevia. If you prefer a smoother texture, use ground chia seeds (Note: ground chia seeds may taste bitter). Let it sit for at least 10-15 minutes, ideally overnight in the fridge. Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding
  2. Top with cocoa nibs just before serving. Enjoy! Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 jar)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chia seeds
1.6 g6.4 g10.2 g163 kcal
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
1.6 g1.1 g12.1 g111 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
1.1 g1.1 g0.7 g12 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Cocoa nibs (cacao nibs), organic
1.3 g0.9 g3.5 g40 kcal
Total per serving, 1 jar
6.1 g9.5 g26.6 g329 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (76)

Can you use chocolate bone broth protein instead of the dutch process cocoa/cacao?

I'm not sure as I've never seen/used this ingredient. I assume you could use any collagen powder to get some extra protein?

In the regular recipe, it calls for 1/2 c of water, but in the extended recipe it calls for only 1/4 of water/almond milk. I think the extended version is incorrect? It should be 1/2 cup? I tried only 1/4 first and it seemed too little, so upped it to 1/2 c of almond milk.

Thanks for noticing Alison! The version in the app is correct, I fixed it here. It must have been in the last editing round.

I loved it. I made 2 servings of it but I used grounded chia seeds instead of whole seeds and it didn't have any bitter taste at all even if I ate the last serving after 5 days. Thanks

Thank you Linda, I'm glad you enjoyed!

Loved this recipe. Made it with hwc and water turned out great. Topped it with coconut flakes and chocolate. I will make this own again. I didn't mind the texture I thought it was rather smooth.

Thank you Melinda! I prefer mine just like that too. I think blended chia seeds are a little bit bitter.

This is a good recipe.  It’s not real sweet but I like the texture. I also made mine very thick.  It really needs the cocoa nibs to give it a chocolate punch.  I’ll make this again.

Thank you Tracy!

I made this recipe the other day and I have to say I loooooved the consistency and flavour. I don't quite understand the super watery chia puddings! The only problem for me was the sweetness level, it was not sweet enough... Then I checked the recipe again and realized I forgot to add stevia lol
I will be making this again very soon!
Thanks for the amazing recipe 😊

Thank you Angela! I don't actually use any sweeteners in mine - I just add a pinch of cinnamon but you can use any low-carb sweeteners to taste 😊

I"m confused. I tried this recipe but when I put it into my app I came up with way higher net carbs. So I checked and 1/4 cup of chia seeds itself has 20 total carbs so I don't see how the whole thing has  20.3. Down the line, coconut milk 1g, cocoa powder 4.5g. I know it's not a big difference but when it comes to trying to stay in the range...
Am I missing something?

It depends which app you are using 😊
This is a common issue with many apps and websites. The reason is that most apps and websites use crowdsourcing to build their food databases and there isn't much they do to prevent errors. Their priority is quantity rather than quality. As a result, you may end up with missing or inaccurate macros. I explained more about what we do in our app to prevent this in this post: Barcode Scanning and Food Database in the KetoDiet App
We use verified sources so our calculations are accurate in our app and my books. I hope this helps!

New to the Keto diet (3 weeks) and found your book which led me here.  I tried this recipe tonight as I was craving some dessert.   This hit the spot.  Easy to make and very tasty.  Never had chia seeds so it was new and pleasant experience.  Thank you!

How do you maintain what you weigh without continual to lose weight?

Hi Marylin, low-carb eating doesn't always lead to weight loss - it depends on your goals and how you change your macros: KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Macro Calculator for the Ketogenic Diet

Hey, technical question - mix as by hand or in blender/mixer?

Hi Karol, you can mix it by hand. I tried blended chia seed pudding and didn't like it that much. It was slightly bitter and the consistency is better with whole chia seeds.

Hello, are your recipes printable?

Yes, you can print all of my recipes (see the "Print recipe" option below the recipe title).

Is the stevie extract optional?

Yes, all sweeteners are optional - it depends on your palate.

I just started a ket o diet last week and I did ket o coffee all week because I'm not big on cooking weekday mornings but I've always loved chia puddings and they totally work for no cook week day mornings. Yay!  Which ingredients for the options did you use for the nutrition info?

Hi Lauren, only ingredients that are listed "optional" are not included in the nutrition facts. Other than that, all of the other ingredients are included (we use a verified database to calculate all nutrition facts). Keep in mind that if you use other apps, such as MFP, the nutrition facts will likely be incorrect as they use crowd-sourcing to collect data. I hope this helps!

I love that you gave alternatives. I had no coconut milk and had just used the last of my almond milk at breakfast. Made it with heavy cream and water and it turned out great!
I also skipped the chocolate and used vanilla instead. Made the PERFECT replacement for the rice pudding I've been missing in my keto life! Thank you for sharing!

Thank you Erin, I'm glad you liked it!

How much canned coconut milk is too much? I usually do about 120 grams a day and sometimes 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

I'd say that depends on your macros - this doesn't sound too much to me 😊

So how many servings does this make?

The whole recipe is one serving.

Thank you.  This is delightful.  I have one in the refrigerator for tomorrow with no sweetener and I am looking forward to it.  I've had about six of these so far and it is my new favourite.

Absolutely awesome! Love it!! thank you!  

I tried this today and it is amazing! Thank you for a great recipe! A perfect sweet treat! I used to be a big rice pudding fan but I am loving chia now---- and its healthier!

I made this last night and tried to eat it this morning. I ground the chia for a smoother texture. It has a taste similar to wheatgrass, which , by the way, doesn't go well with chocolate. I used organic chia from my local health food store, the two sweeteners, and heavy cream.  Did I do something wrong? I don't think I can face it first thing in the morning.

I think that whole seeds always work best in chia pudding - I always use whole. I don't remember tasting any wheatgrass but but I think that ground chia seeds make it taste bitter, or at least they did in my case when I tried making vanilla chia pudding.

I tried this recipe as-is and it went fine. Not super-delicious, but (oddly) I seemed to like it better as I ate it. This whole keto-thing is new to me too, so I'm finding myself trying really, really different things nowadays!
Anyway, the next time I made this I tried grinding the chia seeds and it was a DISASTER! The seeds expanded and the whole thing turned into something resembling paste (yes, as is school-glue!). Note to self: never grind the seeds!

I agree, it's the texture and a slight bitterness. I prefer whole seeds too. Try adding cinnamon, vanilla powder, any of your favourite food extract or flavoured stevia drops 😊

Im still learning as I go, with Keto. Do you NOT count the sugat alcohols as carbs?  One TBS of Swerve is 15 carbs, if you do.  I still like some things sweet, but am leery to add anything b/c of the sugar alcohols

Hi Lisa, Erythritol, Swerve and other sweeteners such as stevia have zero effect on blood sugar and close to zero calories. You can read more about low-carb sweeteners in this post: Complete Guide To Sweeteners on a Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet (not all sugar alcohols are equal).

I am allergic to almonds, can I replace with cream, half and half or more coconut milk?

I think you can just use water + the listed coconut milk or cream 😊

Great recipe and one of my breakfast favourites now. Also make it with a bit of coffee for a change and it's lovely. Great power breakfast before I go for a run and so easy to prepare a few days and stash in the fridge for a grab and go morning. Thanks!

Thank you! Coffee goes great with chocolate 😊

Hello i love the sound of this recipe but instead of putting in the 2 sweeteners would it be ok to add a teaspoon of coconut sugar... i am new to keto diet

Yes you can - if you can tolerate carbs. I would personally avoid it on a keto diet and use either of the two sweeteners or avoid sweeteners altogether.

I've just made the heavy cream version of this and ground the Chia seeds.  A lovely Easter treat. Thank you!

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