This Mocha Chia Pudding is my current afternoon snack obsession! Requiring only 5 easy-to-find ingredient and 5 minutes, this easy no-cook recipe is too perfect to pass up! With 8 grams of protein, it's a healthy breakfast or treat that's vegan, gluten-free, and paleo.
Few ingredients and no-cooking-required makes it the perfect companion for travel, road trips, and busy mornings. Besides, when breakfast and snacks taste like my favorite coffee and chocolate dessert combination, who could say no?
This recipe is an easy adaptation from the classic Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe, and we've grown to love it even more! Whether the morning calls for a quick getaway or a leisurely meal, this fits the bill either way.
We also love it as a pick-me-up snack. The protein, sugar, and caffeine are perfect for a long day of work or when the kids have more energy than you do (proud Auntie right here!).
Whether you choose to enjoy it for breakfast or a snack, you’ll be glad you decided to take my advice and give it a try!
Why you’ll love this Mocha Chia Pudding Recipe:
- It's the easiest chocolate and coffee dessert you can make!
- Such a comforting flavor for an early or mid-day foodie oasis
- It makes a nice thick pudding that won’t spill in your backpack
- Perfect for travel and on-the-go!
What to know before you start:
Cool your coffee.
To be honest, I haven't tried making it with hot coffee. But I do know that hot liquids with coconut milk can cause it to spoil quickly. And shaking a hot jar of liquid can build up unsafe or unpleasant pressure.
With that in mind, I think it's just best to cool the coffee to room-ish temperature or cooler and play it safe.
Find your own perfect chia pudding consistency.
This recipe makes a nice thick pudding. Add a little more liquid to thin.
Prevent clumps — make sure you shake/stir it well.
You know you’re finished shaking/stirring when the chia seeds are separated (not sticking together) and remain in the mixture rather than floating to the top (note that some will still float).
Tips to make my Mocha Chia Pudding Recipe on the road:
From warm Hawaii campsites to cycling the Pacific Coast and van life, Mocha Chia Pudding is a favorite healthy snack!
Check out my Simple 2-ingredient Chia Seed Pudding Recipe for a list of travel tips.Print
Hungry for more?
Check out our other Chia Pudding Recipes:
- Simple Chia Seed Pudding Recipe >> 2-ingredient paleo breakfast
- Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe
- Mango Coconut Chia Pudding
- Easy Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding
Or Try these awesome gluten-free breakfast recipes:
Or jump to our tasty gluten-free Recipe Index <3
With love and gratitude,