Sharing is caring!
Last updated on July 28, 2023 by Toya
Learn how to make this easy keto-chia pudding that makes the perfect healthy nighttime snack. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this easy overnight chia pudding recipe is definitely worth it!
This easy chia pudding recipe also makes a great breakfast or healthy snack to meal prep for the week.
It’s creamy, satisfying and rich in protein, fiber and omega-3. This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, and paleo.
What are chia seeds?
Chia Seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the sage family.
Are chia seeds keto friendly?
Yes, chia seeds are keto friendly. In fact, there are 8 grams of net carbs per 100 grams of chia seeds.
How many calories are in chia pudding?
This chia pudding recipe is actually a low-calorie, low-carb snack that you can enjoy. In each serving there are 198 calories.
Chia Pudding Tips and Tricks
- When making chia pudding, you have two options: use white or black chia seeds. There is no difference in flavor or texture, just appearance. You can use any of them.
- Making chia pudding is pretty simple. It only takes a few minutes to combine chia seedsliquid (nut-based milk like these almond milk alternatives) and desired add-ins like cocoa powder, keto sweetener, or fruit.
- For the best chia pudding, the ratio of chia seeds to liquid is very important. Most people don’t want a chia pudding that’s velvety or so thick that it’s dry. I find the perfect ratio is the one described in the recipe below.
- Once you have mixed the chia seeds and milk, leave it aside for 30 minutes. Make sure to stir at least twice during this time, so the chia seeds can properly capture the liquid.
- Also, when making the chia pudding, be sure to place the chia seeds in a bowl first and then add the milk. It will be easier to mix them. If you place chia on top of milk, they will sort of float.
- You can also combine chia seeds and milk and leave them in the fridge overnight for a delicious breakfast. Be sure to leave it aside to come to room temperature before consuming it.
Ingredients to Make Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated Swerve
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- Whipped cream for serving
How to make keto chia pudding
To get started, first gather all your ingredients in one place.
Then, in a bowl, whisk together the cocoa and Swerve.
Then add the coconut milk, vanilla and peanut butter and whisk or blend until smooth.
Then add the chia, stir and rrefrigerate for 30 minutes.
Serve in a dessert glass and tTop with whipped cream before serving.
What is the texture of chia pudding?
The texture is thick and creamy, and a little jiggly, just like a regular pudding. If you want a very creamy mixture, you can treat the chia seeds with milk to obtain an extra creamy pudding.
How to store chia pudding
You can store chia pudding in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, not in a regular jar, but in an airtight container.
Chia Pudding Recipe Variations
If you don’t want the peanut butter and chocolate combination, you can use some of these ideas below:
- Blueberry + Vanilla – For an amazing keto blueberry and vanilla chia pudding.
- Matcha – For a healthy keto matcha chia pudding
- Pumpkin Pie – For a delicious pumpkin pie pudding
- Pumpkin Spice – In the fall, this is also a great idea!
- Raspberry – Berries are amazing and you’ll love a fresh raspberry pudding
- Coffee – Craving a coffee snack, try a delicious keto coffee chia pudding
- Lemon – Nothing better than a refreshing lemon chia pudding
When it comes to easy keto recipes, this chia pudding recipe is one of my favorites to make in a flash. It’s made with a handful of ingredients and requires little to no effort. And the best part is that it’s super delicious.
Now you can enjoy this easy chia pudding for a quick and healthy breakfast made in minutes for those days when you’re tired of the egg-based keto recipe. And, if you like this recipe, you’ll also enjoy these other easy egg-free keto breakfast ideas or this easy egg-free cookie dough.
Easier keto recipes
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 tablespoons granulated Swerve
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 tablespoons of peanut butter
¼ cup chia seeds
Whipped cream for serving
- To get started, first gather all your ingredients in one place.
- Then, in a bowl, whisk together the cocoa and Swerve.
- Then add the almond milk, vanilla and peanut butter and whisk or blend until smooth.
- Then add the chia, stir and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Serve in a dessert glass and garnish with whipped cream before serving.
Amount per serving:
Calories: 198Total fat: 14.7gSaturated fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 0 mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 13.1gNet Carbs: 5gFiber: 8.1gSugar: 1.7gProtein: 7.2g