This Banana Chia Pudding is creamy and delicious! It’s naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and vanilla. Enjoy this for an easy vegan breakfast or dessert! Our chia seed pudding is vegan, gluten-free, and you can also make it nut free by using your favorite milk, like coconut milk.
Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients, whether you buy white chia seeds or black chia seeds, we recommend them as a part of a healthy diet. What’s the difference between white and black chia seeds? The color, that’s it, both are wholesome and delicious.
read all about Chia Seeds Benefits and Nutrition
WHAT DOES CHIA SEED PUDDING TASTE LIKE?
It’s thick and creamy, almost like a mix between rice and tapioca pudding. Once the chia seeds gel they become soft and smooth. Chia seeds themselves have no flavor which is why we use the ripe banana and vanilla to sweeten and flavor it naturally. You can also add some cinnamon for a little spice!
HOW TO MAKE CHIA SEED PUDDING
- Chia Seeds: First you’ll want to choose between white or black chia seeds. There are no differences other than color.
- Banana: Skip the banana bread and use up those ripe bananas to make this pudding. It naturally sweetens the chia seed pudding without any added sugars.
- Vanilla Extract: Use real vanilla to bring out the sweetness of the bananas and bring the pudding together.
- Nut Milk: You can use your favorite nut or nut free milk. We prefer macadamia nut milk or cashew milk.
- Prepping: Mash the ripe bananas and then combine with the chia seeds, vanilla, and nut milk.
- Refrigerate: Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes and then stir again. Cover again and then refrigerate 2 hours or refrigerate overnight.
- Enjoy: Once it reaches pudding consistency top with freshly sliced bananas, you could also add things like cinnamon, or fresh berries.
CAN I MAKE CHIA PUDDING IN ADVANCE?
Yes! Chia seed pudding actually takes about 2 hours to fully set up, you can easily do this the night before. If you want to make for meal prep you can easily prep into mason jars.
HOW LONG DOES CHIA PUDDING LAST?
We try to finish it up within 3 days as it has fresh fruit mixed in.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- Have fun adding optional add-ins like almond butter, cacao powder, fresh fruit, you could even add in some protein powder.
- If you can’t wait for your bananas to ripe for sweetness you can add in some maple syrup or your sweetener of choice.
- Make for parties and entertaining – you can easily double and triple this recipe.
Banana Chia Pudding
- 2 mashed bananas ripe
- 7 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 cups nut milk cashew, macadamia, almond, or coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mash two ripe bananas until soft and watery.
- Place the mashed bananas into a bowl and then top with the chia seeds, nut milk, and vanilla.
- Mix the ingredients until fully combined and then place a lid on the container and refrigerate.
- Stir the chia seed pudding after 10 minutes and then place back into the fridge and allow the chia seed pudding to gel for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Once the chia seed pudding is fully set you can enjoy!
- This should last for 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
- If you can't wait for your bananas to ripe for sweetness you can add in some maple syrup or your sweetener of choice.