Where are my chocolate lovers? Oh Oh meee. *wildly raises hand* Chocolate is kind of my thing. I don’t discriminate unless it’s milk or white “chocolate.” <- Not my favorites as you tell by the air quotes. Wait, I take that back. There’s one exception. White chocolate is yummy in white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies.
Potato, potahto. I’m not here to debate which type of chocolate is best. I’ll save that for another time. Let’s talk Chocolate Chia Pudding, shall we?
This pudding is…
…and like most of the recipes you’ll find here, it’s easy to make.
It makes a mean make ahead breakfast, but it could be dessert if you dressed it up with chocolate chips and whipped cream. After I took pics, I ate it as a post-lunch dessert. That’s a thing. The options are endless really.
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Time: 15 minutes Servings: 6-8 Level: Easy Peasy
1 cup chia seeds
1 bar of dark chocolate*
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
2-3 T honey (optional)**
- Pour the almond milk into a microwave safe bowl. Break up the chocolate and add it to the milk. If you’re using the honey, add it to the milk and chocolate. Microwave the mixture for thirty seconds. Take it out, stir, and heat for another 20-30 seconds.
- The chocolate shouldn’t be totally melted yet. Scoop out the chocolate chunks and about a cup of the almond milk into a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the blended chocolate to the almond milk and stir well. Add the chia seeds and stir well. It should thicken very quickly because the almond milk is warm. If it is too think, add more almond milk to get it to your desired consistency.
- Keep it in the refrigerator. Enjoy! It’s a great breakfast, snack, or dessert option.
*Strict vegans: most dark chocolates over 70% are vegan, but check to be safe.
**I didn’t add honey to my batch. It wasn’t very sweet at all, so if you’re looking for a more desserty pudding, add in the honey. A vegan option would be maple syrup or agave nectar.
The pudding is full of iron from the dark chocolate and omega three fatty acids and fiber from the chia seeds. Chia seeds are so cool. They look like tiny baby jelly fish, but they’re actually ridiculously nutritious seeds. Hmm, I’m not sure how appetizing that sounds. Forget the jelly fish part.
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