Chocolate Layered Chia Pudding Recipe

Written by Liz

I’m Liz, I share recipes and easy substitutes to make plant-based living simple!

December 13, 2020

Chia Puddings are a tasty and easy way to mix up your weekday breakfasts. With just a handful of ingredients, you can make them up the night before, leave in the fridge overnight and in the morning you’ll have a delicious, high protein breakfast waiting for you.

The chia seed originates from the South and Central Americas, supposedly a key source of nutrients and energy for the ancient Aztecs and Mayans. It’s been dubbed as a superfood thanks to its high concentration of fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and many essential minerals and antioxidants. Chia seeds have the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease and all that fibre makes them pretty useful for maintaining everyday digestive health.

Neutral in flavour, they make an ideal base ingredient and can be flavoured in any way you’d like! The most amazing feature of chia seeds though is their ability to retain liquid – they can absorb up to 12 times their weight in water, and form a kind of gloopy, gelatinous texture. This texture can be polarising – so be warned! If you’re not into custard, pudding or jelly textures then this may not be the breakfast for you. For all those other pudding lovers out there though, this will be right up your alley 🙂


Chocolate Chia Pudding

This layered number is super easy, tasty and loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fibre + antioxidants. The bottom layer is vanilla chia pudding, then chocolate chia mousse and soy yoghurt topped with cacao nibs, banana and maple syrup!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2


Layer 1: Chia Pudding

  • 3/4 cup plant based milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Layer 2: Chocolate Chia Mousse

  • 1 cup plant based milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Layer 3: Yoghurt & Toppings

  • 1 cup plant based yoghurt
  • 1 banana
  • cacao nibs
  • maple syrup