Enjoy this easy keto chia pudding as a grab-and-go breakfast, a quick snack, or a delicious, low-carb way to satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner!
Have you ever tried pudding made from chia seeds? It’s one of my favorite ways to indulge my sweet tooth while secretly getting a health boost.
This easy keto chia pudding is one of my go-to recipes. The chocolate and peanut butter flavor combination is so delicious, and it’s so easy to make!
Simply mix the ingredients, then let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. After that, add your toppings and dig in.
While you only need half an hour, I usually like to make my chia seed pudding the night before. That way, I have a ready-to-go breakfast waiting in the refrigerator.
It’s also great to have prepared when you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a little something sweet after dinner! Really, there’s never a bad time to enjoy this tasty, healthy, low-carb treat.
How to make keto chia pudding
Low-carb pudding with chia seeds comes together in just four simple steps.
Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, add the milk, cream, cocoa powder, sweetener, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract (if using). Mix well with a whisk, making sure the peanut butter is completely mixed in and the cocoa powder has no lumps.
Step 2: Whisk in the chia seeds.
Step 3: Divide the chia mixture between two small ramekins or glasses, then place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Step 4: Once the chia pudding has set, garnish with your desired toppings and serve.
How easy is that? Now your pudding is ready to enjoy whenever you like!
Is chia keto friendly?
Yes! In fact, almost all of the carbs in chia seeds come from fiber, which makes them very low in net carbs.
They’re also a great source of plant-based protein and give you a boost of antioxidants and nutrients. And because they’re low in calories, you can pair them with hearty ingredients like peanut butter.
While chia seeds themselves are keto friendly, chia puddings can be made when a wide variety of ingredients. For any recipe you try, you’ll want to make sure there isn’t added sugar, sweeteners like honey, or too much fruit that could increase the carbs.
Toppings for your pudding
For this recipe, I like to finish mine off with some whipped cream, fresh raspberries, mint leaves, and sugar-free chocolate shavings. The fresh berries and mint compliment the rich pudding so well!
But if you want to play around with some other toppings, feel free to get creative. There are so many tasty options you could try.
If you’re really craving chocolate, you could always top with sugar-free chocolate chips for a decadent treat. If you ask me, more chocolate is always a good idea.
You could also throw in some chopped nuts to compliment the peanut butter. Pecans, walnuts, almonds, or peanuts would all be delicious.
Whatever toppings you choose, just make sure that they are low in carbs if you want to keep this pudding keto friendly.
You can store this pudding in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It’s so nice to make ahead of time and have waiting for you when the mood strikes!
Simply keep the pudding in a sealed container. I like to put mine in a mason jar with a screw-top lid for easy storage. Plus, I can eat the pudding right out of the jar.
Other sweet keto recipes
Following a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your sweet tooth! If you’re looking for more keto breakfast or snack ideas, here are a few recipes I know you’ll love:
You can also check out this roundup of my favorite healthy chia seed pudding recipes for even more tasty inspiration!
Once you’ve tried this recipe, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Keto Chia Pudding
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ cup milk (any kind you prefer)
- ½ cup whipped cream
- 1½ tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated Stevia (or another no-carb sweetener)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3-5 drops almond extract (optional)
- Whipped cream, berries, mint leaves, and sugar-free chocolate shavings (for garnish)
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the milk, cream, cocoa powder, sweetener, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract (if using). Mix well with a whisk, making sure the peanut butter is completely mixed in and the cocoa powder has no lumps.
- Whisk in the chia seeds.
- Divide the chia mixture between two small ramekins or glasses, then place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
- Once the chia pudding has set, garnish with your desired toppings and serve.