Chocolate Chia Oat Pudding

Last updated Jun 15, 2022 | Published on Jul 1, 2020 | Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan

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Dessert for breakfast, anyone? This chocolate chia oat pudding is creamy, dreamy, and smooth. It’s also vegan, healthy, and nourishing, making it perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

chocolate oat chia pudding

Chia pudding is nothing new; there are tons of recipes out there. But this one is different because it’s blended into a smooth, creamy, ultra chocolatey pudding. It has a silky texture reminiscent of a decadent dessert.

And when you have this for breakfast, you may feel a sense of guilt because it tastes so much like dessert. But no worries- this pudding is super healthy and nourishing. It’s entirely plant-based and full of vitamins and minerals, such as iron (you need to get plenty if you are on a plant-based diet). It’s also full of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.

So you can feel good inside and out when you enjoy this wonderful vegan pudding. And if you are into pudding for breakfast as much as me, check out my recipe for Pumpkin Breakfast Pudding. It’s full of protein as well and low-calorie.

So back to chocolate chia oat pudding- what do you need?

Chocolate Chia Oat Pudding Ingredients:

ingredients for chocolate oat breakfast pudding

For chocolate chia oat pudding, you will need:

  •  Unsweetened Almond Milk– You can substitute any plant-based milk if you prefer, such as soy or coconut milk. Just be sure it’s unsweetened.
  • Old-Fashioned Oats– Also called rolled oats, these absorb water better than steel-cut oats.
  • Chia Seeds- Chia seeds are so nutritious, and they help to thicken this pudding up. You will need a high-speed blender to get a good consistency.
  • Cocoa Powder- Any unsweetened cocoa powder will work.
  • Dairy-Free Yogurt– I use So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut yogurt, but any non-dairy yogurt should work as long as it’s unsweetened and unflavored.
  • Maple Syrup– Feel free to substitute your favorite sweetener in place of the maple syrup. 
  • Stevia-I use Sweetleaf Stevia powder from the shaker jar. If you choose to omit the stevia, you may want to add a bit more maple syrup. 
  • Salt– Just a little salt helps to bring out the chocolatey flavor.

How to make chocolate chia oat pudding:

Once you have your ingredients, you only need about 10 minutes to put this pudding together, and then it just chills in the fridge. Simply follow these instructions:

  • Add Ingredients to a high speed blender. Add almond milk, oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, dairy-free yogurt, maple syrup, stevia, and salt to a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix.
  • Blend. Blend for 1 minute and stop to scrape down the sides. Continue blending for 2-3 minutes or until pudding is super smooth and creamy.
  • Refrigerate. Pour into a dish or serving containers and cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight if you wish.
  • Enjoy. Enjoy your pudding with your favorite toppings, such as berries, granola, pumpkin seeds, and peanut butter. Have fun with it!
vegan chocolate chia oat pudding

Storage

Chocolate chia oat pudding will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the refrigerator, making it a great meal prep breakfast. I like to divide the pudding into three small mason jars and enjoy the pudding over the next three days for breakfast. This recipe doubles easily if you decide you want to share. 😉

Want more healthy recipes?

Check these out:

Healthy Peach Muffins with Oat Flour

Double Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Healthy Lemon Cake

Vegan Banana Bread Cookies with Maple Glaze

As always, please let me know how you like the Chocolate Chia Oat Pudding in the comments. Your feedback means a lot to me, and your star ratings encourage other readers to give this recipe a try.

Happy Eating!

Crystal

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Chocolate Chia Oat Pudding

Dessert for breakfast, anyone? This chocolate chia oat pudding is creamy, dreamy, and smooth. It's also healthy and nourishing, making it perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blender, chia, oat
Servings: 3
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Crystal Yentzen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk* unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free yogurt*
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup*
  • 1/2 tsp stevia* optional, see here
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Add almond milk, oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, dairy-free yogurt, maple syrup, stevia, and salt to a high-speed blender.
  • Blend for 1 minute and stop to scrape down the sides. Continue blending for 2-3 minutes or until pudding is super smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into a dish or serving containers and cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight if you wish.
  • Enjoy your pudding with your favorite toppings, such as berries, granola, pumpkin seeds, and peanut butter. Have fun with it.
  • Happy Eating!

Notes

  1. Almond Milk– You can substitute any plant-based milk you prefer, such as soy or coconut milk. 
  2. Dairy-Free Yogurt– I use So Delicious unsweetened coconut yogurt, but any non-dairy yogurt should work as long as it’s unsweetened and unflavored. 
  3. Maple Syrup– Feel free to substitute your favorite sweetener in place of the maple syrup. 
  4. Stevia- I use Sweetleaf Stevia powder from the shaker jar. If you choose to omit the stevia, you may want to add a bit more maple syrup. 
  5. Storage– Store chia oat pudding covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 373mg | Iron: 3mg

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