Coffee and Chocolate Chia Pudding

Small jars of chocolate chia seed pudding.

Creamy, hearty, and filling, this Coffee and Chocolate Chia Pudding is a healthy make-ahead breakfast or snack that tastes a bit decadent! With a bit of caffeine to wake you up and all the nutritional benefits of chia seeds, this is an awesome start to the day. It’s vegan and paleo-friendly, too!


  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed strong coffee or espresso
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon collagen peptides or protein powder (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • Additional cacao nibs/chocolate chips for garnish


  1. Mix together chia seeds, almond milk, coffee, maple syrup and collagen peptides in a small bowl. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and add in 2 tablespoons of the chocolate chips. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add in a splash more milk if needed.
  3. Divide into two cups or small bowls and top with the remainder of chocolate chips and serve cold!


Use whole black or white chia seeds.

Chia pudding will last for a few days in the refrigerator, up to about 5.

The recipe itself is made for two servings, but it can easily be halved, doubled, or tripled for an easy grab and go breakfast or healthy snack. Store in individual containers that you can easily grab as you need them.

This recipe was originally published in 2014, and republished in 2021 with new photos.


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