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The Best Chocolate Flaxseed Pudding Recipe

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Super chocolatey, nutty and so delicious, this Chocolate Flaxseed Pudding recipe is extremely easy to make! It tastes like edible brownie batter but with all-natural ingredients, it’s much healthier! Ready in 2 hours or less, this recipe can be made to fit many different diets like Whole30, paleo, keto, vegan, and dairy-free. It’s gluten-free as well!

Spoon taking a bit out of chocolate flaxseed pudding garnished with bananas and chocolate chips.

❤️ Why you will love this Chocolate Flaxseed Pudding recipe

  • It’s easy! Similar to Chia Pudding, just mix it all together and pop it in the fridge to set. It’s MUCH quicker than chia pudding!
  • It’s fast! 5 minutes prep, chill for at least one hour (I usually do two) and this edible brownie batter is ready to dig into.
  • The chocolateyness is SO GOOD: YES! It tastes just like edible brownie batter to me. Except it’s healthy! There is no processed white sugar or wheat flour. Instead, it has flax meal which gives it a nutty flavor, plus cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and whatever sweetener you’d like to add. I usually do honey or liquid stevia.
  • You can adapt this recipe: Add in other flavors, whatever you fancy! If I’m on a whole30 diet I blend it with a banana for sweetness and drizzle almond butter on top. Keto? I add liquid stevia or powdered erythritol plus peanut butter or toasted coconut chips. Vegans can sweeten it with maple syrup and use plant-based milk. You can also add to this flaxseed pudding chocolate chips, and berries, sprinkle some chia seeds or other nuts like walnuts or hazelnuts.
  • Have it all day long! This flaxseed pudding recipe is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a dessert.

🗝️ Key Ingredients for Healthy Edible Brownie Batter

  • Flaxseed meal: It has a few other names too: ground flaxseed, ground linseed, and linseed meal. It’s literally just that though! Ground up flaxseeds, nothing else should be in there.
  • Cocoa Powder: For that great chocolatey flavor! It mixes in so well with the flaxseed meal and there are no lumps!
  • Milk: Whichever dairy or plant-based milk you choose! I love creamy oat milk in this recipe, unsweetened almond milk if I’m very low on carbs, and coconut milk if I fancy a coconut-chocolate flavor.
  • Sweetener: I prefer to add liquid sweeteners here. Honey and maple syrup are great, liquid stevia is wonderful as well. In a pinch, I will use powdered erythritol as it blends really easily too. You can also blend it with a ripened banana.

🥣 How to make Flaxseed Pudding

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🫙 How to store flaxseed pudding

Store this chocolate flaxseed pudding in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for up to 4 days.

❓ What can I add on top of this Chocolate Flaxseed Pudding?


  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Cherries
  • Banana
  • Mango
  • Pears
  • Orange


  • Almonds
  • Toasted coconut chips
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Granola
  • Puffed rice
  • Chocolate chips

Something Creamy:

  • Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Heavy Whipped Cream
  • Cool Whip
  • Greek Yoghurt
  • Cream Cheese (blended in – tastes like chocolate cheesecake)

🤔 Flaxseed vs Linseed – are linseed and flaxseed the same?

Yes! Linseed is just a different name for flaxseed. There are a few variations on the name:

Linseed: Both ground Linseed and Linseed meal are milled linseed/flaxseed.

Flaxseed: Both ground flaxseed and flaxseed meal are also milled linseed/flaxseed.

Linseed is commonly used in the UK, whereas flaxseed is referred to in the US.

🍫 How can I make this a Keto Chocolate Pudding?

Add zero-carb sweetener and unsweetened almond milk! Either powdered Erythritol or liquid stevia, or a low-carb syrup of your choice. Garnish with nuts or berries, and avoid high-carb fruits like bananas and mango. If you use unsweetened almond milk and powdered erythritol, the carb count comes to 1.6g net carbs per serving!

🤷‍♀️ Can this be whole30 edible brownie batter?

It sure can! Blend it with a ripe banana instead of adding sweetener, honey or maple syrup.

🌱 Is there a vegan version of this flaxseed pudding?

Yes! I use oat milk with maple syrup to make this a vegan chocolate pudding.

overhead shot, 3 small bowls of chocolate flaxseed pudding on light wood table garnished separately with bananas and chocolate chips, toasted coconut and walnuts. 3 spoons and garnish scattered on table.

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chocolate flaxseed pudding with toasted coconut

📖 Chocolate Flaxseed Pudding Recipe

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Super chocolatey, nutty and so delicious, this Chocolate Flaxseed Pudding recipe is extremely easy to make! It tastes like edible brownie batter but with all-natural ingredients, it's much healthier! Ready in 2 hours or less, this recipe can be made to fit many different diets like Whole30, paleo, keto, vegan, dairy-free. It's gluten-free as well!


  • 60g (1/2 cup) ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk of choice
  • sweetener, to taste , (e.g. honey, maple syrup, liquid stevia, powdered erythritol, or 1 blended banana) *see notes
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together ground flaxseed, cocoa powder and salt.
  2. Add half of the milk, a little of your preferred sweetener, and the vanilla extract and whisk together.
  3. Mix in the rest of the milk.
  4. Taste and adjust sweetener if necessary.
  5. Pour into ramekins or small bowls and place them into the fridge.
  6. Chill for at least 1 hour (preferably 2) until thick.


*I tend to add 3 tbsp of honey or 2 tbsp powdered erythritol

Nutrition Facts with Erythritol and Unsweetened Almond Milk

Servings: 3; Amount per serving: Calories: 122; % Daily Value

Total Fat 7.5g: 10%
Saturated Fat 1.2g: 6%
Cholesterol 0mg: 0%
Sodium 260mg: 11%
Total Carbohydrate 8.1g: 3%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g: 23%
Total Sugars 0.4g 
Protein 4.5g 
Vitamin D 0mcg: 2%
Calcium 110mg: 8%
Iron 6mg: 34%
Potassium 307mg: 7%

Nutrition Facts with Oat Milk and Honey

Servings: 3; Amount per serving: Calories: 210; % Daily Value

Total Fat 7.6g:10%
Saturated Fat 1.3g:6%
Cholesterol 0mg:0%
Sodium 234mg:10%
Total Carbohydrate:30.1g:11%
Dietary Fiber 6.9g:24%
Total Sugars 21g 
Protein 5g 
Vitamin D 1mcg:6%
Calcium 136mg:10%
Iron 6mg:33%
Potassium 254mg:5%

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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