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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Bowls

These breakfast bowls are delicious, but also nutritious! Chia seeds are soaked in coconut milk, water, and pureed dates, until a thick pudding like texture is achieved. This pudding is great on it's own, or topped with fresh fruit and nuts.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Michelle Miller

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 cup water*
  • 1 3/4 cup coconut milk canned, full fat
  • 4 ounces dates soaked in hot water and drained
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder natural
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chia seeds

Topping Suggestions

  • fresh fruit
  • nuts
  • unsweetened coconut
  • nut butter
  • chopped dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Soak pitted dates in hot water to soften. After they've soaked for 1-2 minutes, drain well and set aside.
  • In a blender, add water (start with 1 1/4 cup), coconut milk, cocoa powder, dates, and vanilla. Process on high until the dates are smooth and a rich creamy chocolately mixture has been created.
  • Add chia seeds, and then pulse to mix in. Do not overblend. The idea is not to blend the seeds, just to mix them in.
  • This can be made in a bowl and stirred, but chia seeds gel and stick together quickly, so I find it easier to get them to separate in a blender.
  • Allow chia seeds to soak for about 5 minutes, and then pulse again. Repeat 1 more time for the best textured pudding.
  • Pour chia pudding into a sealed container, and allow to soak at least 1 hour. If your pudding is too thick, add more water to thin out until the desired consistency is reached.

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Notes

* I use a full 1 3/4 cup water in this recipe and get a really thick pudding texture. However, I have had readers comment on my other chia pudding recipe that the texture was too thin. This is because different brands of chia seeds soak in different amounts of water (age of the chia seeds is also a factor here). To prevent your pudding from becoming too thin, start with less water and add more until your desired consistency is reached. You can also just use the full amount, and then add a few tablespoons of extra chia seeds if it turns out too thing.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 5.6mg