Black Forest Chia Pudding

For breakfast, snack, or dessert, this Black Forest Chia Pudding will fill you up and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. I first tried kombucha, I didn’t understand how anyone could drink it, but now I LOVE it. Same goes for chia pudding. The first time I tried it, I hated the texture, but now it is something I really enjoy.

It’s funny how your taste buds change and adapt over time. This is why I when I teach kids classes, I encourage them to try a new food at least 5 times in 5 different ways. According to Ellyn Satter Institute, unfamiliar foods may have to be presented 15 or 20+ times. This goes for picky eater adults too! time and trying chia pudding a few different ways the texture actually grew on me and now I really enjoy it. Plus, it’s been fun creating new versions to the same chia base.
Tip: If you don’t enjoy the texture of chia pudding, whip it in a food processor or blender and it becomes a fluffy mousse consistency.’s a better way to enjoy chia pudding, no other than a tasty black forest cake dessert! The delicious chocolate chia base, with a creamy layer, topped with sweet black cherries, and cocoa nibs, it doesn’t get much better than this!
With wholesome ingredients, this can be served as breakfast, snack, or dessert!

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black forest chia pudding in a glass

Black Forest Chia Pudding

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 2


  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup frozen dark cherries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa nibs


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together chia seeds, cacao powder, almond milk, and maple syrup. Divide into two containers. Store in the refrigerator overnight for the mixture to thicken.
  2. Top chia pudding with 1/4 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup cherries, and half tablespoon cocoa nibs in each container.

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