This Chocolate Hazelnut Chia Pudding recipe is delicious enough to serve for dessert, and healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast! Serve blended for a creamier, more traditional pudding, or leave as is for a consistency similar to tapioca.
Raise your hand if you love chocolate pudding.
Now grab a spoon and come sit by me.
Let me tell you about my favorite healthy low carb pudding.
You make it from chia seeds!
I discovered chia pudding soon after starting to follow the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) lifestyle.
I’ve always liked tapioca pudding, so I loved the way the chia seeds turned into similar “pearls.”
If you don’t like that tapioca consistency, just pop it in the blender to make it smooth.
I like it this way too!
Chia pudding is such a healthy treat!
It’s perfect for any gluten free or dairy free lifestyle.
I use a low carb sweetener for this recipe, so it has less than 1 net carb per serving.
So many keto desserts can be pretty high in fat, but this one has less than 10 grams of fat, which is really important to me because my body doesn’t process fat as well as it used to.
How to Make Chia Pudding Thick
Most of the chia pudding recipes I’ve made are too runny.
Even when I let the seeds sit in the liquid overnight, they are often kind of drippy on my spoon.
I’ve found that I prefer my chia pudding with a higher amount of chia seeds than most recipes use.
I’ve found that a 3:1 ratio of liquid to chia seeds is just about perfect.
That ratio creates a traditional pudding texture and it doesn’t require any other thickening ingredients.
Flavor Ideas for Chia Pudding
While I was experimenting with texture, I gave some new flavors a try too.
One of my favorite treats before going sugar-free in 2016 was Nutella.
I really love that chocolate-hazelnut flavor!
A quick search lead me to discover hazelnut extract, the perfect way to get that Nutella flavor.
Minus the sugar.
This recipe is so easy to make!
It’s perfect for those days when I can’t get enough chocolate into my body.
Sometimes I think a chocolate IV-drip would be the way to go…
Ready to give it a try?
How to Make Chocolate Hazelnut Chia Pudding
You only need a few ingredients to make this low carb chia pudding recipe.
- unsweetened almond milk
- chia seeds
- unsweetened cocoa powder (This one is my favorite! It has the BEST flavor of any I’ve ever tasted)
- Pyure (or your preferred low carb sweetener, to taste)
- vanilla extract
- hazelnut extract
- mineral salt
To make this chia pudding, just dump everything into a medium mixing bowl and stir it up until it’s combined.
Then cover it and pop it in the refrigerator overnight.
I do recommend stirring the pudding after an hour to avoid any chia seed clumps.
When you’re ready to serve your keto chocolate pudding, you can
eat it straight from the bowl scoop it into a serving dish.
If you prefer a smooth pudding, pour the mixture into a blender and blend it until it’s smooth.
You can add additional unsweetened almond milk if you find the texture is too thick.
Stir in about 1 Tablespoon at a time until it gets to your preferred consistency.
How Long Does Chia Pudding Last?
Store chia seed pudding in the refrigerator in a covered, airtight container up to 4 days.
I find that it gets a little watery if you try to store it any longer.
I would not recommend storing chia pudding in the freezer.
This pudding is so good that you can serve it as a dessert, but it’s so healthy that you can have some with any low carb meal.
If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, this recipe would be part of any S meal.
Let me know what you think of it once you try it!
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