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Chocolate Oat Pudding

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This healthy chocolate oat pudding recipe is so easy to make. It’s a delicious, guilt-free chocolate dessert made in the blender.

You won't believe the secret ingredient that makes this healthy chocolate pudding thick and creamy. Such a delicious dessert recipe! (oat pudding)


My husband invented this recipe.

It was inspired by our new kitchen workhorse, the Blendtec. We can’t get enough of this blender, and we’ve been experimenting with all sorts of textures and combinations.

So one night, my husband wanted something chocolate. I’m not sure what got him to think about this combination, but he ended up making a chocolate oatmeal pudding.

We’re not talking about overnight oatmeal with its lumpy texture. We’re talking about a thick, smooth, creamy chocolate pudding.

As it turns out, when you blend rolled oats together with milk in a high-powered blender, it makes a thick pudding. No corn starch or other thickener needed – the oats do the trick. Add a little maple syrup and cocoa powder, and you’ve got the perfect solution for those nighttime chocolate cravings.

Chocolate Oat Pudding

This healthy chocolate oat pudding recipe is a delicious chocolate dessert made in the blender.
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5 from 15 votes
Chocolate oat pudding in a small bowl
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/4 cups coconut milk or other milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend for one minute. I like to gradually work my way up to high during the first 30 seconds of the blend, then continue on high for another 30 seconds.
  • Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan. Heat over medium, whisking constantly, until it starts to thicken (about 2 minutes). Continue to heat the pudding over medium heat for 3 more minutes, whisking constantly.
  • The pudding will be thick enough to eat right away, but you can refrigerate it for about an hour to enjoy a chilled pudding. The leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 181kcal
Cost: $.38 per serving

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Chocolate Oat Pudding Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $1.50 using homemade coconut milk, or $.38 per serving. If you use canned coconut milk, it costs $.90 per serving. Either way, this chocolate oatmeal pudding is a delicious, healthy dessert that you can enjoy without the guilt.

For a vegan chocolate pudding without oats, check out my almond milk pudding recipe. It’s another healthy way to enjoy chocolate.


  1. 5 stars
    Does it matter if you don’t hear the mixture before putting it in the fridge?

  2. How do your ingredient of coconut milk convert from 2 1/4 cups to can?
    Is it one can?

    Thank you. Looking forward to making this. 🙂

  3. Great, I’ll try with oat flour! Would I reduce the amount or still use 3/4 cup? Thanks!!

  4. My blender isn’t super great, so when I try to blend oats into oat flour, it’s never as fine as I’d like. Would it be possible to make this recipe, but with store bought oat flour? Thanks so much!

  5. Is the coconut milk the watery one also called coconut beverage or the full fat one from the can?

  6. 5 stars
    This is beyond scrumptious. Any thoughts on how to adapt for different flavours eg vanilla, berry etc

    Many thanks for recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    Supper yummy ! I added hazelnut milk and used protein powder and fibre powder to add extra nutrients . One issue , struggling to see how this exact measurements serves 4? I got two small breakfasts out of it haha

  8. 5 stars
    Wow amazing I was looking for a healthy late night snack and this hit the spot and it’s so simple I was worried it wasn’t going to thicken up but it did and it was perfect this will be my go to dessert from now on! Thank you!

  9. This is something we had quite often fo a treat as children, made by my mother. Her grandmother used to make this for them as a treat when she was a child. The difference was they/I use 2%milk and not coconut milk. We add different flavours from extract. My children like strawberry chocolate.

  10. 5 stars
    I used water instead of milk and it worked perfectly, means it was less calaries too. My whole family loved it. Sharing with my friends.

  11. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this! I have made it with coconut milk and almond and I love it! I have also substituted tapioca for the chocolate and it is not bad:)

  12. I literally just made this (as in, it’s still cooling) and substituted regular 1% milk and honey. It took about 10 minutes to thicken and I’m not sure if it’s because of the substitutions or the speed of my ceramic top stove. I’m guessing it’s the stove, because I’ve noticed other recipes take longer to cook. So if anyone else has trouble with it being thin after only 2 minutes, I recommend sticking with it and keep cooking or turning up the heat a notch.

  13. 5 stars
    Thank u! Loved this!! so satisfying…i replaced maple with honey + i added a pinch of salt,cinnamon,espresso, and two slices of banana…and still yummy?

  14. Made this. Used almond milk. It came out fantastic. This recipe is so good that it is going into my permanent book of recipes. Annemarie, just letting you know that is yum stuffs!

  15. 5 stars
    Chocolate pudding is always a tasty dessert and I love that this is guilt free too, I wouldn’t be able to wait to tuck in!

  16. Ooh I love this idea!! Would never have guessed oats were the secret ingredient. Looks awesome!

  17. 5 stars
    What a great idea to use oats like this. Chocolate for breakfast is always a good idea.

  18. 5 stars
    I definitely want to try it! Thank you for the recipe. This recipe is perfect for me and my family. I’m sure it is very tasty!

  19. 5 stars
    I love chocolate puddings! This one looks so delicious and I love the combination with oats – so easy to make and simply delicious.

  20. Your husband is inspired. What a great idea! Adding chocolate might just get me to eat my oats.

  21. 5 stars
    Wow! I didn’t know you could make pudding like this. I love how it is just 4 ingredients, especially that they are easy to find ingredients. Thanks for this!

  22. I love a quick and easy recipe! Just use GF oats and you have a gluten-free vegan treat: thanks for sharing!

  23. 5 stars
    I’m not a huge fan of oats but when mixed with chocolate, I think I can handle it 😉 all jokes aside your version looks seriously delicious and your photography is beautiful 🙂

  24. I haven’t tried it with steel cut oats, but it should work fine as long as they’re well ground in the blender.

  25. Good question, Michael. My husband has made this with almond milk. We use homemade almond milk though, so I’m not sure how it would work with store-bought almond milk. It’s definitely worth a try!

  26. Could you use almond milk instead of coconut milk , I know in some puddings the almond milk just won’t set right . Thank you

  27. Nina, I use rolled oats, but either will work fine since they get pulverized.

  28. Greetings from the UK And thanks for the recipe. Do you use rolled oats or quick microwaveable breakfast oats in the recipe? – cheers!

  29. Ooh totally intrigued. My daughter gets Chop Chop Magazine and there’s a recipe for berry oatmeal parfait I said we could make for breakfast tomorrow. I think we’ll swap in your chocolate oat pudding in it!

  30. This sounds so good!! Going to have to try this for the little girl I nanny!!!

  31. Great idea using oats! never would have thought to use them! Great idea, this looks fantastic! Pinned 🙂

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