This Keto Chia Pudding recipe is easy to make, low carb, paleo and delicious! Make this a classic vanilla chia, or mix it up with your favourite flavours!

A cup of chia seed pudding topped with yogurt and raspberries

Is chia ok for keto?

Chia seeds are great for a Keto diet! They’re low in carbs but packed with fibre, making them filling and satisfying. 1oz of chia seeds has 12 grams of carbs, 10 grams of fibre, 9 grams of fat, and 4.7 grams of protein!

On a traditional keto diet, your diet should consist mostly of fat, some protein and a small about of carbs (about 20-50 grams per day.)

While this Keto Chia Pudding does have a small amount of carbs in it, chia seeds do still have *some* carbs in them, so if you’re following a strict keto diet, adjust accordingly to fit this chia pudding into your daily meal plan.

How to make this recipe

Start by adding the chia seeds, sweetener, vanilla extract and coconut milk together in a bowl. Whisk everything together until it starts to thicken.

Place the bowl covered in the fridge for at least one hour, but ideally overnight. Remove and give it another stir.

Top this chia seed pudding off with a dollop of plain yogurt and a few berries.

Recipe flavour variations

There are many flavour variations you can make to this basic Keto Chia Pudding recipe. Here are a few great options:

Chocolate keto pudding

Mix in an additional 2 tbsp of cocoa powder into the base chia pudding recipe. You can also add some shavings of sugar-free dark chocolate on top.

This variation has roughly 19g carbs per serving (1/2 the recipe)

Blueberry keto pudding

Mix in 1/2 cup defrosted frozen blueberries into the base chia pudding recipe. I recommend frozen blueberries that have been deforested for this because they’re mushier than fresh blueberries which actually helps them incorporate into the chia pudding better.

This variation has roughly 20g carbs per serving (1/2 the recipe)

Peanut butter keto pudding

Mix in 2 tbsp natural peanut butter into the base chia pudding recipe. You can use smooth or crunchy peanut butter, or any nut butter you love.

This variation has roughly 19g carbs per serving (1/2 the recipe)

three jars of vanilla chia pudding on a marble countertop with a jar of coconut milk in the back

Why didn’t my chia pudding thicken?

There are a few reasons why you’re chia seed pudding might not have thickened:

  • Your chia seeds are stale: If your chia seeds are really old, they may not absorb as much liquid as fresh chia seeds. Make sure your seeds aren’t stale.
  • You didn’t mix enough: Chia seeds need to be well soaked in the liquid in order to absorb it. If you don’t whisk the chia seeds and liquid together well enough, you may end up with chia seeds sitting at the top of the bowl that didn’t soak enough.
  • You didn’t let it soak long enough: The chia pudding will be set when the seeds double in size. Chia pudding *should* thicken up within an hour or so, but is absolutely best if soaked overnight.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • You can use either light or dark chia seeds for this recipe. They have the same taste and will give you the same final result.
  • Make sure to use a vanilla extract that doesn’t have added sugars in it. I like the simply organic vanilla extract.
  • If your chia pudding comes out too thick, you can simply add another splash of coconut milk to it. If it comes out too thin, add an extra 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to it, mix and let it sit for another hour.

How to store this recipe

Store this chia pudding in a sealed jar or container in the fridge for up to 7 days. The chia pudding can continue to thicken overtime, so if you notice it is too thick after a couple days, simply add some more coconut milk.

Chia pudding can be frozen, however I personally prefer the texture of it when it is freshly made.

A jar of keto vanilla chia pudding topped with a layer of yogurt and three raspberries

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A cup of chia seed pudding topped with yogurt and raspberries

Keto Chia Pudding

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast/Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Keto Chia Pudding is easy to make, healthy and delicious!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk them together for about 60 seconds. You should notice the mixture start to thicken slightly. 
  2. Place the bowl covered in the fridge for at least one hour, or overnight. 
  3. Remove from the fridge and give it another stir. If the pudding is too thick, add a little splash of coconut milk. 
  4. Serve on its own or topped with a dollop of plain yogurt and a few berries. 

Notes

You can use either light or dark chia seeds for this recipe. They have the same taste and will give you the same final result.

Make sure to use a vanilla extract that doesn’t have added sugars in it. I like the simply organic vanilla extract.

If your chia pudding comes out too thick, you can simply add another splash of coconut milk to it. If it comes out too thin, add an extra 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to it, mix and let it sit for another hour.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 339
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 32g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 8.3g

Keywords: keto chia pudding, paleo chia pudding, low carb chia pudding