Chocolate Chia Pudding

Way back in November of last year, I got a large supply of chia seeds as a gift. Yes, they’re the same chia seeds you used years ago to make a plant pet, but now they’re food, and healthy food at that. See my friend Elizabeth’s post here which explains more.

I’ve used a spoonful of seeds here and there, mostly in my oats. But this semester, I am taking Food Science, and learning all about the properties of various foods. Chia seeds have this amazing ability to gel when mixed with water or another liquid. So I decided to play around this week and make chia chocolate pudding. There’s a ton of recipes floating around the Internet, and I just followed the basic ratios.
I admit, I really wanted to love this pudding. It’s chocolate pudding, right? But I am always honest with you guys, and the gritty texture really bothered me. Plus, I had to add what seemed like a lot of sugar to make this palatable. I’ll stick to other starches for pudding, and find more recipes to use the chia.

2 T chia seeds
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. milk
Pinch sugar or sugar alternative

Mix all ingredients, and allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Stir well, add more sweetener if needed, and enjoy.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Chia Pudding

  1. This is going to sound weird, but I kind of like gritty…sesame is my favorite flavor bubble tea…so I might try it. Where would I go to get some Chia seeds, or should I just buy the pet kit and have at it. 😉


  2. I enjoy gritty things also (except corn bread), so I may just try this. Its neat that a chocolate pudding could actually be good for you because of the chia seeds.


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