Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

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This raw raspberry chocolate chia pudding is fresh, fruity, and rich-tasting. Made with superfood chia seeds this treat is packed is not only packed with flavour, but also fiber, protein, calcium, and antioxidants.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are a superfood powerhouse as well as unbelievably versatile. I often use them as a substitute for eggs in baked goods, sprinkle them on yogurt or granola, or mix them into raw energy bars.

One of my favourite ways to serve them to the kids is raw. When soaked in milk or yogurt these tiny, crunchy seeds transform into plump, gelatinous, tapioca-style morsels.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

The addition of tart raspberries adds tang and an element of freshness to this rich, creamy pudding. Although a key ingredient, the chocolate can be omitted for babies under one year.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait written by Lisa Codina average rating 4.8/5 - 11 user ratings
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Yields: 1 1/2 - 2 cups
3 tbs. chia seeds
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-2 tbs. organic maple syrup
1/2 cup - 1 cup organic raspberries
1-2 oz dark chocolate (quantity as desired)


In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds with the coconut milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup. Set in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours or until all the chia seeds are fully softened and tripled in size.

In the meantime, rinse the raspberries or soak them in a vinegar and water solution (1:3 ratio) for 5-7 minutes to remove any lingering pesticides or dirt.


Scoop about 1/2 of the chia pudding into a small bowl or parfait cup.


Top with the raspberries then garnish generously with grated chocolate.


Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

Serve immediately or let sit in the fridge to allow the flavours to combine. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait written by Lisa Codina average rating 4.8/5 - 11 user ratings
  • monica

    Lisa – your photos are so amazing. And I want to eat that!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Thank you…I’m working on it ;-)))

  • http://www.tami-marie.com/ Tami

    You should try to get into Food Gawker. Your pictures are indeed fantastic. :)

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Really?! I never would have thought that they would be up to par like the ones on Foodgawker!! Thanks for planting the seed (and the compliment!)…I’m going to check it out!

      • http://www.tami-marie.com/ Tami

        Your pictures are gorgeous. They make me hungry just by looking at them. And they inspire me to try more in the kitchen. I really think you can get into Foodgawker…Food is your passion and it shows.

  • http://berlinbythebay.com/ Jordan | Berlin by the Bay

    Yum! I’m so obsessed with Chia lately! I mean its delicious and healthy, how can you go wrong?!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      My sentiments exactly!

  • http://shabbychicboho.com shabbychicboho.com

    I haven’t had raspberries in a while. This looks so good, I’ll have to try it.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I can’t wait until they’re in season!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love Tapioca pudding, but I never eat it because I’m trying to eat a least a little bit healthily. This chia pudding looks like a great substitute.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      It definitely is and it’s super healthy!

  • Jennifer Van Huss

    That looks delicious! I’m not sure if I would like the texture but I have only heard good things about Chia seeds so I may have to give this a try!

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I don’t like pudding in general but if I do eat it, it’s only this way!

  • Ourfamilyworld

    This looks delicious. It is a great idea to use coconut milk. i will have to try it

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I don’t eat any dairy (my kids do) but they also love coconut milk so I usually make it with that…and we’re all happy!

  • chubskulit

    Oh boy, you are making me drool lol. This looks super delicious! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, I will try this for sure when I have the ingredients.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Good to know! I hope you do..you’ll love it!

  • Nina Say

    This looks amazing, I have to try it. I actually bought chia seeds recently so I mean it. lol

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Ok, I’ll hold you to it, lol!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Omg this looks pretty tasty!!!I’ve been all about chia lately so I may just have to give this a try :)

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Me too! I add it to everything; pudding, energy bars, granola, baked goods, yogurt, on salads..

  • Elizabeth O.

    Oohhh this looks so good! I can’t wait to try it this weekend! Love raspberries!!!

  • Carra D

    I need this in my life. Once raspberries are a good price I will be making this. I just bought a big bag of chia seeds. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I’m waiting for them to be in season too…I already have a huge bag of chia seeds ;-)

  • Angela Christoper

    What a wonderful recipe, my kids would love this and exactly!! I’ll make it later! Thanks.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies


  • http://www.jamericanspice.com/search/label/Blog%20Campaign%20and%20Social%20Media Colette S

    Oh I’d love to taste this goodness!
    Thanks for the recipe also!

  • http://askcoachdonna.com Coach Donna

    I didn’t know that you could use chia as a substitute for eggs in baked goods, and I’ve certainly saved this wonderful recipe! Yummy

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      You’ll be surprised at how similar the consistency is to eggs!

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    Yum! This looks incredible! I haven’t tried anything with Chia before so this looks like it would be a great place to start and try that!

  • http://www.carmyy.com Carmy

    Those raspberries look amazing! Now I need to go buy more!

  • Taralyn

    I know that I would love this! Looks delicious! Perfect for breakfast or a treat.

  • Erin Shebish

    This is happening. I love chia seeds. LOVE them!

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Great! I hope you enjoy it…and share ;-)

  • mail4rosey

    You’ve got some great looking dessert here. I love the idea of adding chia seeds.

  • http://nataliemadeit.net/ Natalie H.

    I have seen a lot of recipes lately with chia seeds, but I have never tried them before, but this looks really good!

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      It’s so easy to add them to recipes; to salads, baked goods, raw pudding, overnight oats, stir-frys, etc.

  • Beth

    I love chia seeds! This sounds like a great and easy recipe.

  • http://www.prototypemama.com/ Prototype Mama

    This looks amazing! I love raspberries and chia seeds.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      And chocolate too, right?! lol!

  • http://www.dishesanddustbunnies.com Michelle

    This looks so delicious! I would love to make this for my little son!

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      My kids literally devour this!! I think mostly because there’s chocolate in it! ;-)

  • http://www.aishakristine.com Aisha Kristine Chong

    OMG I just so wanna give this a try – looks super yummy gosh!

  • Chrissy Hme

    Yum! This looks really good. I think I will make this for my mom, she would love it.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Hope you sneak a bite too…it’s delicious!

  • Lynn Dee

    That looks so good! I haven’t tried chia seeds yet. Now I’m so interested to try it.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I have a few recipes that require chia seeds in them..you can search for ‘chia’ in the search bar ;-)

  • Cherri Littleton Megasko

    I’ve never tried these, but I love tapioca. Your pictures make all these things look really delicious. I will definitely be giving these a try!

  • http://manicuredandmarvelous.com Roselynn787

    This looks so delicious it’s making my mouth drool! I love chia, pudding, parfait, and raspberry all separately so together these must be a heavenly combo.