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close up of chocolate chia seed pudding with fresh blueberries and chocolate on top

Chocolate Protein Chia Pudding

a delicious tofu-based pudding recipe made with chia seeds, semi-sweet chocolate and coconut milk.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 280kcal
Author Amee


  • food processor


  • 10 oz semi-sweet dairy-free chocolate chips (use regular chocolate chips if you don't need the dairy-free version)
  • 24 oz soft silken tofu, drained well 2 (12 oz) cartons
  • 1 can coconut milk regular, not light
  • 2 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoon chia seeds


  • Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between until melted
  • Stir until smooth
  • Add all ingredients, except chia seeds, into a food processor and run until smooth and creamy
  • Add chia seeds and pulse a few times until mixed
  • Ladle pudding into 12 dessert dishes and chill for several hours or overnight before serving
  • Garnish with grated chocolate or your favorite whipped topping


  • Drain the tofu - The tofu doesn't need to be completely dry, but draining some moisture will keep the pudding from becoming watery. Blot the liquid away with a paper towel before adding it to the pudding.
  • Cover with plastic wrap - Seal the pudding tightly with plastic wrap as it chills to keep it from developing a film over the surface.
  • Thick vs thin pudding - As the pudding chills, it will continue to thicken. If you'd like to thin it out, stir in a splash of full-fat non-dairy milk. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of vegan protein powder, cacao powder, or creamy nut butter to thicken.
  • Sweeten with salt - A pinch of flaky sea salt will intensify the sweetness and enhance the deep chocolate flavor.


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg