With just 6 ingredients, this peanut butter chocolate keto chia pudding is a great make ahead breakfast, snack or treat. Mix up a batch today to enjoy tomorrow!
Our paleo chia seed pudding is another no added sugar recipe. Be sure to check it out!
And make sure to check out all of our keto breakfast recipes! Our homemade chicken breakfast sausage and bacon & breakfast sausage meatballs are a couple of our family favorites!
Are Chia Seeds Keto Friendly?
Yes! They are a really great keto and low carb staple. At first glance, people see that chia seeds contain about 12 carbs per serving (2 tablespoons) and assume they aren’t keto friendly. Look a little further down the nutrition facts and see that 11 of those carbs are fiber.
There is only one net carb per serving, making them a great option!
Chia seeds are a nutrition powerhouse because they’re fiber rich and loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants.
The high fiber in chia seeds is really great when you’re on a low carb diet because often you can become fiber deficient.
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Ingredients for Peanut Butter Chocolate Keto Chia Pudding
This chia pudding is a rich and creamy chocolate, peanut butter flavor! Here’s what you’ll need to make this keto chia pudding. And see further below for topping ideas.
- Chia seeds
- Almond milk (or other nut milk or coconut milk)
- Peanut butter (or your favorite unsweetened nut/seed butter)
- Raw cacao powder
- Vanilla extract
- Sweetener of choice (for low carb options, I like this liquid monk fruit sweetener. Lankanto is great, too.)
How to Make Chia Pudding
Chia pudding seems complex, but it’s really pretty easy. And it’s a really great way to meal prep, too! Here are the simple steps I follow.
- Add everything except the chia seeds and toppings to a mason jar. Cover and shake.
- Add chia seeds, cover and shake again.
- Let sit for several minutes as the chia seeds begin to absorb the liquid.
- Shake again, let sit, shake again, let sit.
- Give it one final shake and transfer to the fridge to set.
- It will take about 30 minutes for the chia seeds to fully absorb the liquid. And even better if you have time to let the pudding sit overnight.
- When you’re ready to eat, add your favorite toppings!
Troubleshooting Chia Pudding Texture Issues
Here are tips for what to do when your chia pudding is too thick or too runny.
- Stir in more almond milk, starting with a couple tablespoons until it reaches your desired consistency
- Add more chia seeds and let them absorb the excess liquid, starting with just a teaspoon until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Just note that you’ll need to give the chia seeds time to absorb the liquid and set.
There are some factors that can affect the consistency of your chia pudding – like how fresh your seeds are. If they’re old or stale, they won’t absorb as much liquid. Or maybe you live at a higher altitude or have low or high humidity. Just use the tips above to correct.
Low Carb Topping Ideas
Here are my favorite topping options for this peanut butter chocolate chia pudding!
- Chopped nuts – pecans are my go-to
- Toasted coconut flakes
- A little extra drizzle of nut butter
Your Turn to Try This Easy Keto Chia Seed Pudding
Whether you’re looking to meal prep breakfast for the next couple of days, or just want an easy snack or pick-me-up treat on hand, make this peanut butter chocolate chia pudding!
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Overnight Keto Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 cup almond milk, or sub coconut or other nut milk
- 2 tbsp peanut butter, optional (if worried about net carbs omit)
- 2 tsp cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon, optional
- Sweetener of choice, to taste
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
Optional topping ideas:
- Fresh or frozen berries, (raspberries and blueberries are my favorite)
- Coconut flakes
- Chopped nuts and/or seeds
- Nut butter
- Combine everything, except for the chia seeds and toppings, in a mason jar with a whisk.
- Add in the chia seeds, cover the jar and give it a good shake. Let it settle and sit for a few minutes and then shake it again. Continue this pattern of shaking and waiting until the chia seeds start to absorb the liquid and expand. They will look evenly dispersed through the liquid when it's ready to set in the fridge.
- Give everything one final shake and transfer to the fridge overnight to set. The pudding should be ready in about 30 minutes if you need a quicker option.
- When you're ready to eat, layer on all the toppings and enjoy!
Instead of shaking it, can you put it in the blender or use a mixer?
You could do that! It just makes for a different consistency. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try. 🙂
Will two servings fit in one Mason jar?
I’d probably use a large mason jar for multiple servings. I usually only make one serving in a standard mason jar so I can add toppings into the jar when I go to eat it. Let us know how it goes!
What can I say but ” Cha Cha Cha Chia!!” 😉😁👍👍
Hahaha! So funny! 🙂
I made this recipe and it is so good! I’ve never had chia pudding before and this recipe was wonderful ❤️
Hooray! So happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for giving our recipe a try and for coming back to leave a review! 🙂
We’ve tried a few different chia pudding recipes and this is by far our favourite! We tend to add a little more cinnamon and peanut butter than the recipe calls for and leave out the sweetener altogether, and it works well even if you play with the amounts a little. Doubling or tripling the recipe means you’ve got a quick breakfast to grab and go for a few days, and it tastes amazing while also fueling (and filling) you up!
So happy to hear this one was a hit for you guys! Thanks for giving our recipe a try and for coming back to share how it went! 🙂
Hey! How many net carbs without peanut butter?
The nutritional information listed in the recipe card is without the peanut butter as it’s an optional ingredient.