Breakfast | Dessert | Snacks

Chocolate Chia Pudding in a Pinch

This is a recipe for those times when you just need to eat something, fast. Whether you need an easy breakfast, a quick pick-me-up snack or just a healthy dessert option to satisfy chocolate cravings, this is my go-to recipe. It also works well as a ‘prepped ahead’ recipe. So you can make it in the morning for an afternoon or evening snack or make it the night before ready for breakfast.


Chocolate Chia Pudding

Portion: 1


  • 1 cup (240ml) nut milk
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped dates
  • 2 tsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1/2 banana
  • Chopped nuts (e.g. hazlenuts)
  • 1/4 tsp blackstrap molasses
  • Toppings; fresh berries, almond flakes etc


  1. Add a little dash of the nut milk into a yoghurt pot, jam jar or small glass. Add the cacao or cocoa powder and mix into a smooth paste.
  2. Add the remaining milk (1 cup or 240ml) along with the chia seeds (1/4 cup or 4 tbsp), chopped dates (1 tbsp) and vanilla extract (1/4 tsp). Give it a stir.
  3. If using banana, mash this and mix in. Add your chopped nuts or other extras if using.
  4. Leave for 10-15 mins (so that the chia seeds can absorb the liquid) before eating.