Everybody needs this Keto Chia Pudding in their lives! It is hard to believe that anything with so much chocolatey goodness can be a wholesome option, but it is! With coconut milk, cocoa powder, chia seeds, coconut, and pecans, this sugar-free option works for breakfast, snack time, and dessert. With 4 net carbs and 4 grams of fiber per serving, this is a win all around.
Keto Chia Pudding Backstory
When you are craving chocolatey goodness that you can feel good about enjoying, it doesn’t get much better than this Keto Chia Pudding. It is rich enough to enjoy for dessert but has enough nutrition that there is no need to feel guilty for those days when you wake up craving chocolate.
Because let’s face it, even if you are like me and don’t have a huge sweet tooth, chocolate cravings have a mind of their own.
And sometimes you need chocolate for breakfast. Or for a midnight snack.
Am I right?
This Low Carb Chia Pudding takes just ten minutes of hands-on time to make and is the perfect make-ahead breakfast.
How to Make Keto Chia Pudding
Make the Chocolate Mixture – In a medium bowl, whisk together canned coconut milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, Swerve, and vanilla powder.
Add Chia Seeds – Stir in chia seeds. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes – this will allow the chia seeds to gel and the pudding to thicken.
Refrigerate – Transfer to serving dishes, and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a lot of reasons to make chia seeds a regular part of your diet. Just two tablespoons have 5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. They can help you stay on track with your health goals because they promote satiety. When they are mixed with water, a gel-like substance is formed that slows down the breakdown of carbohydrates by digestive enzymes. This keeps your blood sugar levels steadier for a more extended period. A study from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who consumed chia seeds felt fuller than those who did not for up to two hours after a meal. Chia seeds contain a lot of healthy fats, which can help to boost energy levels and may also combat inflammation.
This recipe will keep for up to 5 days covered in the refrigerator.
Variations for Low Carb Chia Pudding
- If you aren’t in the mood for chocolate, feel free to leave the cocoa powder off.
- Add 2 teaspoons mace for extra hormonal support.
- Use toasted pumpkin seeds in place of the pecans.
- If you can find plain unsweetened coconut kefir, use it as a substitute for the coconut milk. This adds probiotics that can support a healthy gut.
- Top with a tablespoon of chopped cocoa nibs.
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Keto Chia Pudding Recipe
Keto Chia Pudding
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons Swerve sweetener or sweetener of choice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened chopped coconut for topping
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans for topping.
- Whisk together coconut milk, cocoa powder, Swerve and vanilla powder in a bowl. Stir in chia seeds and salt. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Stir and transfer to serving dishes.
- Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.
- Top with coconut and pecans and serve.