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Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding

8 hr + 15 min

Breakfast

Snack

No-bake

One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less

A simple and wholesome breakfast or snack. Sweet enough for a chocolate-lover, but not too heavy for the first meal of the day.

Servings

Total

8 hr + 15 min

Prep

5 min

Cool

8 hr

Rest

10 min

Contains

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tree nut

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gluten

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soy

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peanut

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sesame

Ingredients

Pudding

Toppings

  • ½
    banana, sliced
  • ½ cup (62 g)
    fresh raspberries
  • ¼ cup (30 g)

Optional add-ons

Directions

  1. Add all of the pudding ingredients in a bowl or mason jar. Stir and let sit for 8 minutes. Then stir again to prevent clumping. Cover and chill in the fridge overnight.
  2. Stir well before adding the toppings, and enjoy!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container or mason jar in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Mix in the fruit and toppings the day you're going to enjoy the pudding.

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Plate method

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Grains & Starches 10%

vegan granola

Proteins 47%

unsweetened soy milk

whole chia seeds

Fruits & Veggies 43%

Medjool date

banana

fresh raspberries

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

Fat

whole chia seeds

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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D - Nov. 13, 2023, 7:09 p.m.

Amazing breakfast, added coconut flakes and it tasted truly like a dessert!


Rob - Nov. 6, 2023, 10:20 p.m.

This is such a great breakfast! I chuck everything in a glass as I'm cooking in the evening and then it's ready to go the next day. It's super tasty and feels a bit like a dessert for breakfast without being overly sweet. I like that everything can be kept in my cupboard too!


B2025 - Oct. 2, 2023, 3:29 a.m.

10/10 perfection


roxi - Sept. 4, 2023, 9:35 p.m.

I make this once a week and usually bring next day to work to have it for breakfast. Such a great food to start the day, or continue. Thank you 🩷


Alexandra H. - July 12, 2023, 2:59 a.m.

Really tasty and filling chia pudding! A great option for breakfast.


Andrea Bryant - July 1, 2023, 3:08 a.m.

Question-is the cocoa powder unsweetened? Also can I use oat milk ?

PUL Team - July 3, 2023, 5:31 p.m.

Hey Andrea, we use unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder, but it's naturally sweeter in flavour and dissolves more easily in liquid than general cocoa powder, which is more bitter. Feel free to use either. You can use oat milk as well 🤗


Laura Geiger - June 29, 2023, 7:52 p.m.

This was so good! 10/10 ⭐️


Faith - June 2, 2023, 2:37 p.m.


Martunia - April 1, 2023, 8:17 a.m.

I had it for breakfast this morning. It indeed felt like I was having dessert 🍨 it was absolutely delicious and the freshness of the raspberries beautifully mellowed out the sweetness of the dates and the banana.

PUL Team - April 1, 2023, 11:13 p.m.

So glad the recipe was enjoyed, Martunia 🤗


Jennifer Walker - Jan. 26, 2023, 8:41 a.m.

This is so delicious! It felt like eating a chocolate mousse but a healthier version. I didn’t have any granola when I tried it but you bet I’m making some so I can add that extra crunch to it next time.

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2023, 10:58 p.m.

So happy to hear, Jennifer, and we hope you love it with granola 🤩


Tabea - Jan. 22, 2023, 2:16 p.m.

It’s delicious and can be served as dessert - perfect for using up very ripe bananas


Gab - Dec. 30, 2022, 4:24 p.m.

Easy grab and go breakfast! I love eating this with granola and a dirzzle of agave syrup! Delicious

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2022, 3:40 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Gab 😃


simone - Sept. 12, 2022, 7:14 a.m.

Delicious! Great for breakfast and as a desert.


Poonam - Sept. 11, 2022, 4:19 a.m.

Amazing !! Perfect for chocolate lovers


Ranim - Sept. 10, 2022, 9:17 p.m.

The best chia pudding recipe ever 😋 and how great is the idea of the overnight breakfast meals!

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2022, 3:41 p.m.

Aw thank you, Ranim, it means so much 🙂


Katie D - June 30, 2022, 3:33 p.m.

I’ve never cared for this until trying yours. Even my toddler love it which says a lot!

PUL Team - July 1, 2022, 8:20 p.m.

A huge compliment, Katie, thank you!


Sil - March 10, 2022, 4:06 a.m.

Perfection!


msrobin - March 3, 2022, 7:31 p.m.

I love this for breakfast. It's so nice to prep the night before and wake up to this goodness. Thank you so much for such great recipes. I love your cookbook and appreciate how you provide options for those with sensitivity or allergies to gluten. Thank for all that you do, Sadia!

PUL Team - March 4, 2022, 5:22 a.m.

Hi Msrobin! Thank you for the kind words and support 💚


Babs - Feb. 6, 2022, 3:12 p.m.

So good!

I have very early starts on days I have students to teach. I tend to survive in coffee and water until lunch on these days - not the best I know. I decided to try making an overnight breakfast recipe to help entice myself to actually eat. It was very good, and went great with my coffee! So great to have it already made so I could just open and go. 👍👍

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 9:37 p.m.

Woohoo! Overnight recipes are also one of our favourites for on the mornings. Thank you, Babs 😃


Sarah - Nov. 5, 2021, 1:17 p.m.

Everything tasted great!!!
But the chia seeds were a little hard to chew

PUL Team - Nov. 5, 2021, 7:03 p.m.

So happy it was enjoyed, Sarah! Whole chia seeds indeed have a bit of a harder outer coating. Using ground seeds may be one idea to experiment with if desired ☺️

Kaye - Jan. 31, 2023, 5:22 p.m.

Hey Sarah, this is an old comment and you may never see this, but here's a pro-tip if you dislike the texture of chia seeds - throw the whole mix in the blender in the morning and blend it up. You end up with all the nutrition of chia pudding with a silky smooth texture. I started doing this when babysitting my niece since she was picky and I didn't want to just give her junky instant pudding all the time and it worked out beautifully. She thought she was getting a special dessert and I was happy she was eating something that wouldn't just cause a sugar crash :)


Christa - Oct. 5, 2021, 1:14 a.m.

This was my first time trying chia pudding and it was so simple to make and I really enjoyed the consistency / texture. It was a great healthy snack. I would definitely give it at least five hours to chill and do it’s thing before eating. I tried a spoonful at two hours and it was more of a liquid drink than a pudding at that point. The one thing I didn’t love about this recipe was the taste. I was expecting a chocolate taste, but it just tastes like cocoa powder. I hadn’t realized there was such a significant difference until I researched it while eating my pudding. I’ll try this again in the future with my own twist to give it more of a chocolatey experience.

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2021, 3:34 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share the feedback, Christa, it's so appreciated to help us improve and grow! We're sorry to hear the pudding didn't turn out as planned.

Indeed chocolate and cocoa powder tend to taste a bit different from each other. Topping the chia pudding with some chocolate shavings is one idea if desired. You're welcome to experiment though, and do let us know if you come up with any fun adjustments 😃 To help the chia pudding solidify in the fridge, we'd recommend giving it a really good stir after it sits for 5-10 minutes. Adding more chia seeds or less liquid initially can also help 😊


Shaneen - Oct. 3, 2021, 12:40 a.m.

Most chia pudding recipes online call for 3 tbsp of chia seeds to 1/2 cup milk ratio but your version with 1 cup milk is just so much better. It gives the pudding such a smooth and unclumped (is that a word?) texture. Love the addition of dates as a sweetener and the fun toppings. You're a true artist!

PUL Team - Oct. 3, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

So happy the chia pudding was enjoyed, Shaneen! Unclumped seems to be a word... maybe? 😛


Rachel - Sept. 16, 2021, 1:23 a.m.

The my plate tool is very cool! I had not seen that before on here.
I am making 2 servings as I type to eat for the rest of the week with my raspberries! Not sure what my granola sub will be (because I don't want to make granola today) but will def add coconut flakes and bittersweet chocolate chips! Looking forward to it!

PUL Team - Sept. 16, 2021, 2:25 a.m.

So happy you're enjoying the new website, Rachel! You could omit the granola, or replace it with extra fruit, nuts, seeds or rolled oats. We hope you love the breakfast pudding 😃


Ryan - Sept. 7, 2021, 7:51 a.m.

Amazing. I used to get my recipes from so many different places but over time i realized that nobody makes better food than PUL. I only get my recipes from here now. Honestly you should consider some sort of subscription service or something. I suspect many people would pay monthly to get access to your newest recipes. Love the channel and love the site & thanks for feeding me every day! P.S. this goes well with the new coconut milk coffee recipe

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2021, 3:55 a.m.

Aw it means so much to hear the kind words, Ryan! We're so grateful you're enjoying PUL content. Thank you for being here ☺️


Juliana - Sept. 1, 2021, 5:03 p.m.

I just came to add my comment after having made this for breakfast, and all I have to say is: wow! I love overnight recipes in general and this one was no different. Plus, it was just the right amount of sweetness to start the day! I'm definitely adding this to my breakfast rotation, thank you!

PUL Team - Sept. 2, 2021, 3:34 a.m.

So happy to hear, Juliana! We appreciate it so much 🤗


jenny - Aug. 19, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

Is there a way to make it without maple syrup? Just looking for a healthy alternative lol

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2021, 6:51 p.m.

Hey Jenny, the maple syrup helps give the pudding a delicious sweetness. Feel free to omit it or use another syrup, fruit (mashed banana or more dried fruit may work well), or sweetener of choice if desired 😊


Aleksandra Jonczak - July 30, 2021, 2:18 a.m.

My absolute favorite chia pudding.... And I've tried quite a good amount of recipes before!

PUL Team - Aug. 1, 2021, 8:29 a.m.

We're so honoured to hear! Thank you for taking the time to share, Aleksandra :)


tina - July 11, 2021, 12:11 a.m.

Hey there! Writing this comment because I heard you couldn`t transfer all of the comments from the last website to the new one. (Which is very aesthetic by the way! :) I love this chia pudding recipe, although most of the time I make a much simpler and more uncomplicated version of it.

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 4:31 a.m.

Hey there, Tina! We appreciate the review so much 🙂💖 So glad you've been enjoying an adapted version of this one!


Elizabeth - May 24, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

This is delicious, thank you!


Becky - April 12, 2021, 2:56 a.m.

One of my go-to breakfasts!

PUL Team - April 12, 2021, 6:43 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying it, Becky!