This Tiramisu Chia Pudding is the most healthy breakfast recipe ever, packed with fiber, healthy fats, and 18 grams of protein per serving. If you are a tiramisu lover, this healthy chia pudding is a must-try.
If you liked my 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding or Mango Chia Pudding, this recipe is for you. I’m a huge fan of chia puddings and I’ve built up a massive amount of experience that allows me to make this one that tastes like tiramisu and brings all the goodness of chia seeds.
This tiramisu chia seed pudding is an adaptation of that classic recipe, adding lovely chocolate and coffee flavors to your pudding.
How To Make Tiramisu Chia Pudding
It’s so simple to make this healthy, low-carb breakfast that you will definitely add it to your weekly breakfast meal prep rotation.
For this recipe, you need to prepare a chia pudding layers and a yogurt layer.
Vanilla Layer Ingredients
- Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are superfoods, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and rich in omega fatty acids.
- Vanilla Extract – to bring taste to you pudding.
- Almond Milk or any plant-based milk you love. For a nut-free version, swap the almond milk for oat milk, coconut milk, or soy milk for a protein boost.
- Maple Syrup or any refined sugar-free sweetener. Chia seeds are low in carbohydrates. Use a liquid sugar-free sweetener like monk fruit maple flavored syrup to remove the added sugar.
Coffee Chocolate Layer
For this layer, the ratio of chia seed to liquid is slightly different because the cocoa powder contains fiber and also absorbs liquid.
- Chia Seeds – black or white chia work for this layer as they are embedded in chocolate.
- Strong Brewed Coffee – make your own to the strength you like.
- Almond Milk or any non-dairy milk you love. For a nut-free version, swap the almond milk for oat milk, coconut milk, or soy milk for a protein boost.
- Maple Syrup, agave syrup, or any sugar-free option.
- Cocoa Powder – preferably unsweetened to avoid adding unnecessary sugar.
Yogurt Layers and Topping
- Plant-Based Vanilla Yogurt of choice – We use vanilla coconut yogurt, but whipped coconut cream is a great option. This mimics the classic mascarpone layer of a classic tiramisu while adding protein and keeping the recipe dairy-free.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Preparing The Chia Pudding
This delicious tiramisu recipe consists of two batches of chia pudding, soaked overnight separately.
- Combine all the vanilla layer ingredients in a small glass bowl or glass container (photo 1).
- Stir the ingredients together with a fork until well combined (photo 2).
- Repeat these steps for the coffee chocolate layer. It’s preferable to use warm coffee as it helps stir the cocoa powder faster (photo 3).
- Close the containers with a lid and refrigerate them overnight (photo 4).
Assembling The Pudding
The next, day, assemble the tiramisu chia pudding jar by alternating layers of chocolate chia pudding, coconut vanilla yogurt, and vanilla chia pudding.
On top of the jar, add extra yogurt and dust with cocoa powder to serve.
Chia pudding is usually served as a healthy breakfast, but this flavor is also perfect as a healthy dessert recipe.
If you like the taste of tiramisu but you are after a guilt-free dessert, this recipe is perfect.
Topping that you can add on top of each jar are:
- Chocolate Shavings
- Cocoa Nibs
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- A Pinch of Salt
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to your most common questions about this recipe.
Yes, you can stir four teaspoons of your favorite instant coffee with 1/4 cup lukewarm water and use it in the recipe to replace the 1/4 cup strongly brewed espresso.
Chia pudding is made from a superfood called chia seeds. It’s one of the healthiest foods to add to your plate as it’s high in fiber, improving gut health, and low in net carbohydrates.
Chia puddings are excellent sources of healthy fat, protein, and fiber to keep you full for hours and a great healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert.
If you add too many chia seeds per cup of liquid, it become slimy and forms lumps of seeds.
Store the chia pudding in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
You can freeze chia pudding for up to one month in an airtight container and thaw it in the fridge the day before.
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Tiramisu Chia Pudding
Chocolate Coffee Layer
- In one bowl, stir all the vanilla layer ingredients. Cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight.
- In another bowl, stir all ingredients together – make sure the coffee is lukewarm. This helps dissolve the cocoa powder in the mixture. Close with a lid and refrigerate overnight.
- You may want to stir both puddings with a fork after an hour to prevent the seeds from forming lumps.
The next day
- In glass mason jars, alternate chocolate chia pudding, plant-based yogurt, and vanilla chia seed pudding until you reach the top of the jars.
- For the last layer, add plant-based yogurt, a dust of cocoa powder, and shaved dark chocolate if desired.