This keto chia pudding is loaded with fiber, protein, and it’s super easy to make for a quick snack or meal prep for breakfast. Learn how to make a classic chia pudding that’s versatile and tastes like dessert, even if it’s a healthy treat. It’s the perfect low carb pudding recipe!
I’m a huge fan of this chia pudding recipe, and it’s one of my favorite things to have for breakfast or snack. Chia pudding is creamy, has only 2g NET carb, and it’s completely dairy-free.
If you haven’t tried chia pudding before, this is your sign to get on board and try this filling 2 ingredients recipe.
Is Chia Pudding Keto?
Chia pudding is a great keto option if you’re using unsweetened products and skip the high carb sweeteners. Loaded with fiber, chia pudding is also loaded with protein, omega 3-s, and will keep you full for hours.
Reasons You’ll Love This Chia Pudding Recipe
- Made using only 3 ingredients: chia seeds and non-dairy milk.
- Meal prep friendly- stays fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days
- Loaded with fiber, protein, and healthy fats
- Vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and keto recipe
Keto Chia Pudding Recipe Ingredients
This basic chia pudding recipe needs just a few staple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
- Chia Seeds – use either black or white chia seeds as they have almost the same nutritional value. The only difference is the color of the final pudding.
- Coconut Milk – any unsweetened dairy-free milk works. You can use almond milk or cashew milk.
- Coconut Cream – to make this sugar-free pudding extra creamy.
- Sweetener – I chose to use a Monk Fruit and Erythritol blend to keep the carbs as low as possible. But you can definitely use honey or maple syrup if you don’t care about carbs.
- Optional: Fresh or frozen berries, vanilla extract, a pinch of sea salt.
Chia Pudding Toppings
To bring this chia pudding to the next level, I love to top it with tons of delicious toppings:
- Whipped Cream
- Peanut Butter
- Melted Chocolate
- Coconut Flakes
- Nuts and Seeds
- Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or vanilla.
- Homemade Keto Granola
What’s The Texture of Chia Pudding?
Chia pudding is flavorless and absorbs the flavor of anything added. As for texture, it’s super thick and similar to tapioca pudding.
Tip: If you’re not a fan of the chia pudding texture, you can blend it until smooth. This way, it turns into a chia pudding mousse that’s super creamy.
How To Make Chia Pudding
Once you gather all the ingredients, the process of making homemade chia pudding is incredibly easy. Here’s everything you have to do:
- Start by combining the chia seeds with coconut milk, coconut cream, and sweetener. The ratio I use is usually 3-4 tablespoons of chia seeds to one cup of milk.
- Allow the chia pudding to sit for 5 minutes, then stir again to break up any clumpy parts.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving, then stir again.
- Cover the jar and refrigerate overnight.
- If your chia pudding is not thick and creamy, add more chia seeds and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
This is how you make the chia pudding base using just 4 ingredients.
How to Serve
I love to mix half of my chia seed pudding with berries and vanilla extract. Then I pour half of the chia pudding on the bottom and the fruit chia pudding on top. So good!
Why Isn’t My Chia Pudding Thick?
- Your chia seeds are old, and they won’t absorb as much liquid. I’ve also heard that some brands absorb less liquid, so you either add a few more tablespoons of chia seeds or try using another brand.
- You used too much liquid: The best ratio is 3-4 tablespoons of chia seeds to one cup of liquid.
- Don’t skip the coconut cream if you want to make ultra thick chia pudding.
How to Store
Store chia pudding in the fridge in an airtight jar or glass container for up to 7 days. It will continue to thick, and you can add a little more coconut milk when ready to serve.
Can I Freeze Chia Pudding?
Yes, you can freeze chia pudding, but I personally don’t recommend it as the texture will change.
Looking for More Keto Breakfast Idea? Try these:
- Simple Chocolate Keto Chia Seed Pudding
- 2 Ingredients Low Carb Yogurt – Keto Friendly
- Easy Baked Eggs in Avocado
- Creamy Baked Eggs with Leeks, Spinach and Bacon
Keto Chia Pudding
- In a large bowl mix all the ingredients. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then stir again.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Give it a mix and enjoy,
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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