Simple Chocolate Keto Chia Seed Pudding

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Keto chia pudding is a creamy, rich pudding that I usually make overnight to have it ready for breakfast.

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This recipe can be used for those who are vegan and follow a ketogenic diet, paleo diet or are intolerant to dairy. It provides healthy fats, it’s low in carb and has high-quality protein.

What is Chia Seed Pudding?

Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious and healthy keto breakfast or dessert that is incredibly easy to make and packed with tons of fiber, healthy fats, and amazing flavor.

I usually make this super simple recipe with any unsweetened dairy-free milk, chia seeds, high-quality cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.

Simple ingredients, the Best Keto Chia Pudding

To make this easy keto breakfast, you will need some simple healthy ingredients:

  • coconut milk
  • chia seeds
  • vanilla extract
  • cocoa powder
  • cinnamon
  • keto-approved sweetener to taste

This recipe is a staple for me, I make it at least 3 times a week. It keeps me full for hours and helps with digestion due to the high fiber content.

The coconut milk gives a creamy texture and helps the chia seeds gel. Feel free to use any dairy-free unsweetened milk like almond milk, cashew milk or walnut milk.

Chia seeds can absorb up to 9 times their weight in liquid. For this recipe, I used 1:4 ratio, meaning 1/4 cup chia seeds to 1 cup liquids. I think that this way you will get the right pudding consistency, not to thick and not too liquid.

You can add keto-approved sweeteners, but sometimes I prefer to enjoy it plain, so I can taste the rich chocolate and subtle vanilla flavor.

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What are the Benefits of Chia Seeds?

The Aztec warriors and Mayans used chia seeds as a sustainable source of energy and endurance. In fact, chia is the Mayan word for “strength”.

These tiny seeds pack many key nutrients that contribute to better health.

Almost all the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber which makes them a perfect food in the ketogenic diet. Fiber is not digested in the body and doesn’t impact the blood sugar.

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How Many Carbs are in the Chocolate Keto Chia Pudding?

Using my recipe you’ll get a huge breakfast serving that has only 2g net carbs.

  • 138 calories
  • 4.69 g protein
  • 8.71 g fat (5 of which are Omega-3s)
  • 11.94 g carbohydrates of which 9.8 grams fiber
  • 18% of the RDA calcium
  • 20% of the RDA magnesium
  • 27% of the RDA Phosphorus

For the toppings, you can simply sprinkle some cinnamon or add a few low carb fruits such as berries.

If you try this keto chia pudding, please let me know in the comments below or take a picture and tag it #LowCarbSpark on Instagram.

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Simple Chocolate Keto Chia Seed Pudding

3.55 from 59 votes

Prep time 3 minutes
Yelds 2 servings


Chocolate Keto Chia Seed Pudding is a low carb meal or dessert that is creamy and delicious. Enjoy it on the ketogenic diet because it is nutrient dense and high in fiber.
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  • Mix all the ingredients in a glass or a jar.
  • Place it in the refrigerator and let it sit for at least 4 hours.
  • Stir the chia pudding a few times to help it get evenly.
  • Enjoy!


If the Chia Pudding is too thick, whisk in 1-2 tablespoons coconut milk.
It can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Total Carbs
Net Carbs

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.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chia pudding
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  1. Will ground chia seeds work the same in this. I have tried making a pudding from them at least 2 if not 3 times and it never set up. Maybe I need more seeds when they are ground. I have no clue.

    1. Never tried making chia pudding with ground chia seeds, but I guess you should add more until you get the consistency you desire.

  2. Can I make this with fat free milk instead of a nut milk? I'd love to try to make this, but wont if it doesn't work well!

    1. If you are not on a ketogenic diet you can use any milk you want. On keto, we focus on eating the foods high in fat. The chia pudding can be made with water too because it absorbs well liquids.

    1. In this recipe, you will need liquid coconut milk, so the chia seeds soak up all the liquid and turn into a pudding.To

      1. I had the same question. Canned coconut milk and coconut milk drink found with the almond milk in the store are both liquid Which do you use?

        1. You need to use liquid milk. Both almond milk and coconut milk will work well. Using the canned ones will yield a creamier and dense chia pudding.

    1. You can count the whole chia seed pudding recipe as a serving, but it is very filling. I usually end up eating half for breakfast and eat the rest of it as a snack later if I feel hungry. The keto chia pudding has only one gram net carbs for a huge serving and it's loaded with health benefits.

  3. This is very tasty! Thanks for sharing. I do have a question about the nutritional information. In your post you say: Using my recipe you’ll get a huge breakfast serving that has only 2g net carbs.

    138 calories
    4.69 grams protein
    8.71 grams fat (5 of which are Omega-3s)
    11.94 grams carbohydrates of which 9.8 grams fiber
    18% of the RDA calcium
    20% of the RDA magnesium
    27% of the RDA Phosphorus

    But the information below the recipe says: Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 22g

    Just wondering which one is accurate?
    Thank you!

    1. I updated the macros for the chia pudding. In the recipe card, the recipe was counted as a single serving.

  4. I’m not clear on what you’re saying… In the text of the article you talk about water with the Chia seeds… But it’s not mentioned in the recipe.

  5. Hi

    At the moment I only have full fat canned coconut milk on hand. Do you think it would work to use 1/2 cup with 1/2 cup of water so there’s more liquid?


    1. Yes. That’s totally fine. It will make the chia seeds even creamier! You can use warm water to dissolve the coconut milk easier.

  6. I have no idea where you are getting your ingredients… but mine comes to over 400 calories! I far cry from your 138. My chai seeds alone are 200 calories?! And then the coconut milk is another close 180

    1. I didn’t use canned coconut milk. It’s the liquid one that’s unsweetened and super low in calories. And this recipe makes 2 servings of chia pudding. Hope this helps:)

  7. I am confused on the nutritional info on your recipe. 2T of chia seeds alone is 138 calories, but then your recipe, which I understand serves 2, calls for 1/4 C of chia seeds and other ingredients, but the calories is still only 138. 1/4 C is 4T, so still 2T chia seeds per serving. What am I missing?

  8. I would like to try this as a breakfast item but I am not a fan of chocolate for my first meal of the day. Can I simply leave out the cocoa?

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