Cocoa-Chia Pudding with Raspberries


Have chocolate for breakfast with this unbelievably healthy chia pudding recipe. The deep chocolaty flavor pairs perfectly with juicy raspberries for a fun switch-up from oatmeal for your morning routine.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
1 cup

How to Make Cocoa-Chia Pudding with Raspberries

This easy chia pudding recipe is made just like overnight oats: mix all of the ingredients together, then refrigerate overnight. Here are tips on how to make it:

Use the Right Ratio

We recommend using 2 tablespoons of chia seeds for every 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk or other nondairy milk. This ratio will give you the best pudding consistency.

Stir It Well

Make sure to stir the mixture until all the chia seeds are incorporated into the almond milk, breaking up any clumps of seeds. When chia seeds absorb moisture, they thicken and gel. If the chia seeds are clumped together, this prevents the pudding from properly setting. Stir the mixture a few times so that the chia seeds are suspended in the almond milk and not settled at the bottom of the bowl.

Refrigerate It Overnight

For the best results, cover and refrigerate the chia pudding for at least 8 hours and up to 3 days. This gives the chia pudding enough time to thicken to the right consistency.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or other nondairy milk

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup fresh raspberries, divided

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds, divided


  1. Stir almond milk (or other nondairy milk), chia seeds, maple syrup, cocoa powder and vanilla together in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and up to 3 days.

  2. When ready to serve, stir well. Spoon about half the pudding into a serving glass (or bowl) and top with half the raspberries and almonds. Add the rest of the pudding and top with the remaining raspberries and almonds.

To make ahead

Refrigerate pudding (Step 1) for up to 3 days. Finish with Step 2 just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 11g
Added Sugars 8g 16%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 282IU 6%
Vitamin C 17mg 18%
Folate 26mcg 7%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Calcium 403mg 31%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 107mg 25%
Potassium 282mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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