Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding is the perfect make-ahed breakfast, healthier dessert or afternoon snack! This recipe is loaded with good-for-you ingredients but tastes like a decadent treat! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #chiapudding #chocolate #peanutbutter #almondmilk #chiaseeds #breakfast #healthydessert #healthysnack #recipe This post was sponsored by my friends at Sprouts Farmer’s Market As always all opinions are my own! 

HAPPY NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY! Sorry for yelling, but I just can’t help getting super excited about my favorite food holiday of the year! Because if you know me, then you know that my love for peanut butter runs deep. {Like so deep}. 

So to celebrate, today we’re making this Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding! Because the only thing better than peanut butter on it’s own, is peanut butter and chocolate combined! This recipe is super easy, and takes only 5 minutes {or less} to prepare! It’s vegan, grain-free, dairy-free and has no refined sugar but tastes like a decadent treat! Enjoy it as a fun breakfast, a sweet mid-day snack or a healthy after dinner dessert!

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding is the perfect make-ahed breakfast, healthier dessert or afternoon snack! This recipe is loaded with good-for-you ingredients but tastes like a decadent treat! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #chiapudding #chocolate #peanutbutter #almondmilk #chiaseeds #breakfast #healthydessert #healthysnack #recipe

I have been making this Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding recipe for about a decade now. It’s such a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without throwing off your healthy lifestyle goals! This recipe makes a generous two servings, each coming in at under 250 calories with 13 g of fiber, 12 grams of protein, and 22% of the recommended daily iron intake…all of which are nutrients I tend to have trouble getting enough of in my diet!

This recipe calls for powered peanut butter, an ingredient I have been using since before it became trendy! 😉 It’s a staple for me, and you will never find me without some in my pantry and an extra stored in the basement! I use it in my smoothie every morning because I love that it imparts a yummy peanut butter flavor while still being low in calories and fat! I used Sprout’s Organic Powdered Peanut Butter  in this recipe and it is amazing! I love the fact that it’s organic and totally affordable!

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding is the perfect make-ahed breakfast, healthier dessert or afternoon snack! This recipe is loaded with good-for-you ingredients but tastes like a decadent treat! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #chiapudding #chocolate #peanutbutter #almondmilk #chiaseeds #breakfast #healthydessert #healthysnack #recipe

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding: Method 

Here are a few notes on how to make this recipe perfectly every time!

Smooth & Creamy. I love chia pudding but I do not love chia seeds stuck in my teeth {can anyone else relate?}! That’s why this recipe calls for blending all of the ingredients together in a Vitamix {or other high-powered blender} until they are completely smooth. This ensures an irresistibly creamy pudding without the funky texture from whole chia seeds!

Chill. This Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding thickens as it chills. I recommend chilling overnight for the best results. But if you just can’t wait, 2-3 hours should be sufficient!

Toppings. Go nuts and top this recipe with whatever you like! We enjoyed it topped with some non-dairy whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle! I also love stirring in some extra peanut butter {because, why not?!}, or some nuts for a little crunch! The possibilities are endless!

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Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding: Substitutions

This recipe is fairly versatile, but as always, I recommend making it exactly as written for the best results! However also, as always, I will give you a few possible substitutions {for those of you who love tinkering with recipes! I get you}!

Almond Milk. Any non-dairy, refrigerated milk should work well in this recipe. The creamier it is, the thicker your final result will be. I typically use unsweetened, vanilla almond milk, but also really love Silk almond and coconut milk blend!

Maple Syrup. Honey is another great choice to use as the sweetener in this recipe!

Powdered peanut butter. This is a pantry staple for me! I use it in my favorite breakfast bars, my favorite smoothie and many other baked goods to impart a delicious peanut butter flavor! However, regular all-natural peanut butter also tastes amazingly delicious! Just remember the calorie count will be higher!

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding is the perfect make-ahed breakfast, healthier dessert or afternoon snack! This recipe is loaded with good-for-you ingredients but tastes like a decadent treat! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 247 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients in the order listed into the container of your Vitamix (or other high-powered blender).
  2. Blend starting on low speed and gradually increasing to high, until the mixture is smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender and continue mixing!
  3. Taste and, if desired, add more maple syrup. Blend again until just combined. 

  4. Pour into glass jars with lids and put in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight!
  5. Once chilled, grab a spoon and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I love this recipe with only 2 TBS of maple syrup. It is plenty sweet for someone who enjoys dark chocolate. My kids prefer when I use 3-4 TBS.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.7g 15%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Potassium 438mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 14g
Protein 12g 24%
Calcium 31%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding is the perfect make-ahed breakfast, healthier dessert or afternoon snack! This recipe is loaded with good-for-you ingredients but tastes like a decadent treat! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #chiapudding #chocolate #peanutbutter #almondmilk #chiaseeds #breakfast #healthydessert #healthysnack #recipe

If you try this Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding please report back and let me know how it went!

The moral of the story today is…”I don’t want to look back on my life and think…I could’ve eaten more peanut butter.” {<~Can I get an “Amen”}?!

Question: What is your absolute favorite way to enjoy peanut butter or powdered peanut butter?!

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Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding is the perfect make-ahed breakfast, healthier dessert or afternoon snack! This recipe is loaded with good-for-you ingredients but tastes like a decadent treat! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #chiapudding #chocolate #peanutbutter #almondmilk #chiaseeds #breakfast #healthydessert #healthysnack #recipe