This thick, creamy and satisfying healthy brownie batter chia pudding is the perfect snack, dessert or breakfast! Made with wholesome ingredients and with barely any prep, it’s naturally gluten free, paleo, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and packs a protein punch!
This might sound incredibly weird, but one of the benefits of writing a cookbook is that for the first time in a long time, I’ve been having a TON of variety when it comes to meals and snacks. I’m the kind of person who finds something they enjoy and eat it over and over and over and over again until a new phase comes and then THAT gets repeated.
The cake batter oatmeal phase? Close to 3 months.
The gelato every single day phase? Only omitted because my wallet cried.
The 1 Kilogram of potatoes a day phase? Oh, man.
The ‘buying pizza at night to have for breakfast’ phase? Oh, man.
The 3 Ingredient rice crispy treat phase? Forever……for Alexis.
Seriously, when I go down the cereal or health food aisles and see crispy rice cereal, I see Alexis face grinning at me, like a Cheshire cat.
Since fully starting work on the content and recipe creation of it, I can’t remember the last time I had the same meal at the same time. I think I’ve gone through most grains, seeds, fruits, juices, milk (dairy-free and whole) and dairy/non-dairy products available to man and as such, had quite the variety.
What is one phase which is commonplace and not going away anytime soon?
You guys, my addiction to cocoa powder has been insane, ever since enjoying dark cocoa powder consistently every single day. Since being back in Australia for a bit, I’ve literally gone through every single brand of cocoa powder available and while some are better than others, it is consumed every single day. Along with cocoa powder, I’ve also been in quite the chia pudding mood lately, mainly because I found myself with several bags of them (each are 4 lbs….) and am NOT one to waste food.
Ever since sharing this healthy sticky cinnamon roll chia pudding recipe, I’ve been quite smitten with enjoying chia pudding in various forms so of course, had my marry my favorite food group/condiment/addition with the infamous chia seed. With a few different additions and ingredients, I was able to recreate the most amazing texture which in turn resulted in this- A healthy brownie batter chia seed pudding!
This healthy brownie batter chia seed pudding is the perfect satisfying snack, dessert or healthy breakfast to have on hand, which tastes just like brownie batter! It requires barely any prep and keeps you satisfied and happy! It’s creamy, thick and packs a protein punch, with the option to give an even bigger boost with a dash of protein powder (I always use either this vegan protein powder, this paleo protein powder or this casein protein powder). You can either prep the pudding the night before and allow it to thicken up overnight, or several hours before consumption! While this recipe set is made for one, it can easily be doubled, tripled or made into more servings! It’s also naturally gluten free, paleo, vegan, dairy free and sugar free!
HACK! To get the ultimate brownie batter experience, don’t just leave the chocolate chips and chocolate sauce for the top- Drizzle a tablespoon or two WITHIN the batter, along with a tablespoon of the chips. For the chocolate sauce, it’s easy to buy a packaged one, but take the extra minute and make your own, using cocoa powder, coconut oil, and a dash of pure honey (1 T cocoa, 1 T melted coconut oil and 1 T honey). For an even lazier (and sugar free option!), simply mix together cocoa powder, monk fruit sweetener and milk of choice until a sauce is formed.
Make this healthy brownie batter chia seed pudding and let’s praise variety.
…As long as cocoa powder makes an appearance at least
three times once.
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Healthy Brownie Batter Chia Seed Pudding
For the pudding
- 3 tablespoon white or black chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder raw cacao for whole30 option
- 1 tablespoon protein powder of choice optional
- 1 cup milk of choice I used unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice OR liquid sweetener of choice omit for whole30 option
- 2 tablespoon chocolate chips of choice divided (sugar free, dairy free or standard)- Omit for whole30 option
- 2 tablespoon chocolate sauce of choice divided (see notes above for sugar free and paleo options)- For whole30, sprinkle with raw cacao powder, coconut shreds and cinnamon.
Optional protein packed chocolate glaze
- 2 tablespoon chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Milk to thin out
To make the chia seed pudding
- In a small cereal bowl or glass, mix together your chia seeds, cocoa powder, protein powder and add in your milk of choice and sweetener of choice and mix very well until a liquid mixture remains. Stir through one tablespoon of the chocolate chips and chocolate sauce and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight to form a pudding.
- Once thick, remove from fridge and top with optional glaze, chocolate sauce and chocolate chips.
To make glaze
- Mix all ingredients and add milk until a glaze is formed.
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What is your cocoa powder tolerance?
Do you vary up your meals much? Come over while my cookbook gets done. You will be in variety heaven.
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I’m confused as to where the chocolate sauce recipe is located
Hi Beth, it’s written within the post.
whoops, read right past it. Well I feel dumb. Thanks Arman.
No worries! Enjoy!
Now this is one pudding I can get behind! I’m like you…I can eat the same thing for quite some time if I like it enough. Leftovers? Even better! Laura’s out of town for a week, so I’m thinking pizza every night ala bachelor-style. (No, not “The Bachelor”…I know that’s where your mind went.) Haha!
Hahahaha pizza every night sounds like a plan! 😀
My cocoa tolerance is quite high and this looks fantastic. I have yet to ever make a chia seed pudding, which I know makes me the WORST at this whole HLB thing. Put it on the list next to kale chips and homemade kombucha.
YESSS. Love it- We have these 275 gram boxes here and I go through one every 2 days….There’s something so addictive about it!
Kale chips and kombucha should be banned 😀
I definitely go through phases with foods. But mostly I eat what is cheap and I have on hand, which turns out to be bananas, rice and peanut butter. I actually really enjoy chia pudding, so this sounds delicious!
I think you’d really like this, Ellie!
You can definitely tell that I’ve had wayyyyyy too many phases: sweet potatoes, nut butters, curry, kabocha, and now I think mine is cauliflower. But cocoa/cacao was always on the list for me! And heck, all of these foods are still present phases!
Oh yay! Glad my cauliflower obsession has rubbed off!
I’m in a similar situation with dark cocoa powder—I bought a pack of 8 off Amazon because my inner Jersey girl couldn’t resist the deal (way more cost effective than the pack of 2). Only now, I have a TON of cocoa powder. I’ve been finding ways to use it in things like oatmeal, yogurt bowls, and baked things, but I also love it in chia pudding. Now that the weather has warmed up, my tastebuds are up for it again. Thanks for the reminder!
YES!!! I did that too- So much cheaper, and I went through it like water- I think that’s why I got so many headaches…worth it though!
Cocoa powder is bae. I also have pounds of chia seeds that I need to use up! Guess that means brownie batter for breakfast every day. 😉
😀 YES! Do it, buddy!
I buy in bulk since it’s so much easier, less time consuming, and I’m just not a fan of shopping. I had a huge bag of chia seeds I finally made my way through. I will watch for sales but usually eat the nutritious, least expensive foods. Good thing basic cocoa powder is not that expensive.
Right? Cocoa is so well priced and with no fillers, is such a great addition!
Finally someone who understands my ability to eat the very same thing for breakfast for weeks! I lived on oat bran porridge with cinnamon the entire winter 😀 but this pudding might be worth getting out of my current mango smoothie rut
Ohhhhh I’m craving oat bran porridge now- Thanks, Lucie! 😀
I foresee chia seed pudding in my future 🙂 My cocoa powder tolerance is pretty low though, since chocolate isn’t my fave. But I’m all about brownies. Ya know what I’m also all about? A glass of milk with my brownies, but NO. My insides protest.
Only if it’s eaten in that…jar/chalice/mug of great beauty.
Arman! We need more delicious, amazing, inspiring chia seed dessert, I mean, breakfast recipes!
Hey! This looks sooo good! Can I use ground chia seeds for this recipe though??
Hi Lisa! Absolutely! 🙂
Hi! I was wondering if the nutritional facts were accessible to this particularly recipe? It looks absolutely divine…
Sure! Feel free to calculate it using an online calculator like myfitnesspal 🙂
Shout off the rooftops, chia seed brownie pudding is easy to put together & easy to put away in my belly!! WOW, you did it again ARMAN
YOU HAVE MY VOTE!!
Thank you, Kathy!