This Easy Low Carb Chia Seed Pudding has all the flavors of a familiar Almond Joy yet none of the sugar and carbs! The best part? No baking required for this dessert!
What makes a fantastic tasty and satisfying afternoon snack? One that obviously includes chocolate and of course some good fats and fiber that will satiate you. This pudding has all those ingredients making it one of those snacks you'll want to make ever week, whether to curb your hunger between meals or an after dinner dessert!
If you're new around here and unfamiliar with chia seeds, here are the facts:
- They're an excellent source of Omega 3 Fatty acids which helps raise your HDL (good) cholesterol.
- They are rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium.
- They are high in fiber making you feel full for longer and helps keep bowel regularity.
- Great source of protein in just one ounce.
Once added to water they start to thicken and form a gel like texture which is wonderful for puddings like this recipe, for thickening gravies or soups and even to substitute for an egg in a recipe if you need.
I've got a couple of yummy Chia Seed Desserts on my blog, like my Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding, Nutella Chia Seed Pudding, and my Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding.
But today's recipe comes from my friend Kyndra's new cookbook, Craveable Keto!
It is full of amazing low carb, keto recipes that keep you happy and satisfied. That's what my goal has always been on my journey of sugar free, low carb eating is to never feel deprived or like I'm sacrificing on taste having to forgo sugar and carbs. I highly recommend getting your hands on this cookbook!
Not only did I make this chia pudding, I even made the Dry Barbecue Rub Rib recipe for Super Bowl Sunday and they were incredible! My family devoured them! Get that recipe over on Kyndra's blog, Peace Love and Low Carb!
- The only thing I changed to Kyndra's recipe is that instead of adding some optional chocolate chips over the top I added some melted sugar free chocolate and some sugar free whipped cream as well.
Keto Almond Joy Chia Pudding
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes divided
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup powdered erythritol
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- 2 tablespoon roasted almonds crushed
- Optional: ¼ cup sugar-free dark chocolate chips
- Combine the milk, ¼ cup coconut flakes, cocoa powder, erythritol, and vanilla in a blender. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.
- Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the chia seeds and whisk vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Transfer the pudding into 4 individual serving bowls or cups and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
- Top with almonds, remaining ¼ cup coconut flakes, and chocolate chips, if desired, before serving.
Delicious. Made this twice now. First time I followed the directions for the pudding part with the addition of a pinch of pink himalayan salt. The taste reminded me of almond joys. I like my pudding a little thicker so the 2nd time I used a can of coconut cream and almond milk to make it to 2 cups. Perfect consistency. I will definitely keep making this. Thank you for the recipe.
Followed the receipe exactly as written and had perfect results. Pudding was thick and delicious. I don't understand all of the running pudding comments. YUM!!
You can use xanthan gum to thicken it up a bit and give it a more puddling like texture.
By any chance, did you ever figure out the net carb discrepancy? Mine is coming out to 10 net carbs and that's with splitting it into 6 servings instead of 4. What are you using to calculate the data?
The nutrition info and recipe is from the cookbook Craveable Keto, I did not calculate it.
Amazing! Love love love it! I made it using Swerve Powdered Erythritol and heavy whipping cream. It's a ridiculous number of calories because of the cream but I ate it anyway! Next time I may just use almond milk thickened a bit with the hwc. This is the best keto dessert I think I've ever made. Thank you!
Karen S Kelly
Made this recipe and found it to be runny rather than pudding texture. Should I have soaked the chia seeds first?
No you shouldn't have needed to soak first. If you make it again try adding more chia which would work firm up the texture.
Is there anyway to use organic liquid stevia instead of the other sweetener?
Do I need to soak the chia seeds first?
How long can this be kept in the fridge for?
I just made this last night and it’s amazing! I love almond joy candy bars. I did sub out 1c of coconut milk for 1/2c of heavy cream and about 1/2c of chia seeds for a thicker consistency. I also kept the shredded coconut as is. Topped it with some homemade roasted almonds and whip... it’s so decadent!
Delicious!! I was wondering if the nutritional info includes the chocolate chips??
Can I substitute the erythrol with something else? Stevia monk fruit?
Sure any sweetener you like is fine.
Hi! Made this last night and LOVED it. I was curious to know if this recipe can be found on myfitnesspal for easy logging?
Yes actually I typed it in as Craveable Keto, Almond Joy Chia Pudding.
When I add it to carb manager it tells me there are 16 net carbs which if so throws off my macros so bad
I'll double check.
Okay thanks and please let me know
On carb manager it registers with 16 net carbs which if it is right my macros are way screwed now but it was delicious
I just did the same and found the same and then went through each ingredient... I think it's because My Fitness Pal isn't calculating the Sugar Alcohol level, which would bring the carbs way down!.
Can I use the granular erythritol?
You could but I would blend it up to try and make it finer like confectioners is.
Patty in Co
Brenda, Would this pudding be an S on THM?
I'm sorry Patty I'm not sure as I don't follow the THM program myself.
It should be an S on THM.
I found this post last night and made the recipe, which was super easy! However, mine did not set up even after leaving it in the fridge over night. Any thoughts on what might have caused it to still be loose this morning??
Hi Karee, I found mine to not be super thick, but I think if you want a super thick pudding I'd use some heavy whipping cream instead of almond milk.
Great idea! Thank you so much 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing. So happy you enjoyed it. And the ribs look GREAT!!