This Banana Chia Pudding a favorite of mine to prep for the week and have on hand for a quick breakfast or snack. It’s super easy to throw together and perfect to keep in the fridge for a grab and go when you need it! Breakfast that is ready for you in the morning is my kind of breakfast!
Chia pudding is a great option for breakfast or a snack because it will keep you fuller longer and the chia seeds are a great source of fiber. The base of this Banana Chia Pudding can be used as a parfait, on top of oatmeal bowls or topped with different ingredients.
The options are endless once you have the base of the chia pudding already prepared. Some other ways I like to switch it up is to add a creamy yogurt on the bottom to mix in, top the chia pudding on some oats if you have more time to prepare stovetop oatmeal and switch up the toppings with different fruits and nut butters.
This Banana Chia Pudding is completely dairy free and can be used in a variety of ways during the week. Try topping it on oatmeal, mixed in with yogurt or mixed with this easy mixed berry chia jam to switch it up.
What you need for Banana Chia Pudding:
- Chia Seeds
- Ripe Banana
- Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- Maple Syrup
- Vanilla Extract
Can I use a different milk for this chia pudding?
Yes, you can switch out the almond milk for any alternative milk of your choosing.
Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?
Yes! You can use honey as the sweetener in this chia pudding instead of maple syrup. Depending on how ripe your bananas are, you may not even need a sweetener!
How long does chia pudding last for?
Chia pudding will last in the fridge covered for 4-5 days. Since it does last for a few days, this makes for a perfect recipe to meal prep at the beginning of the week.
How do I store banana chia pudding?
You want to store your banana chia pudding in sealed containers in the fridge. I like using these Porter bowls or a mason jar to easily seal!
What are other ways I can use chia pudding?
- Try it topped on oatmeal or a yogurt bowl!
- Mix in chia jam or other homemade jam for another flavor.
- Top it with your favorite toppings! (Some of my favorites are nut butter, banana, honey and hemp seeds)
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- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/3 ripe mashed banana
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- toppings: banana, hemp seeds, peanut butter and cinnamon
- Add all ingredients into a mason jar or sealed bowl and stir together.
- Let the chia pudding thicken in the fridge for 1-2hrs or overnight.
- Top with desired toppings! I did more banana, peanut butter, hemp seeds and cinnamon.
I would use a ripe banana to add more sweetness to the chia pudding!
You can top your chia pudding with anything you like!
until next time...