Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding 2.0 is a no brainer, just need to decide if we want to enjoy it for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Funny that I’m calling it Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding 2.0 since it’s more like traditional banana cream pudding than my original Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding which is topped with caramelized bananas. Both are perfect for celebrating National Banana Cream Pie Day tomorrow (March 2nd)!
You might notice a color difference, the caramelized version is made with more common black chia seeds, this one is made with white chia seeds. They’re pretty much the same just different colors. Black having slightly more protein and white having slightly more omega 3s.
I’ll be enjoying mine for breakfast tomorrow!
Years later still loving this simple combo, sometimes with fresh bananas, sometimes with caramelized bananas. Can’t even tell you how long ago I started eating chia pudding and still loving it. It’s one of my favorite “feel good” foods.
Only 3 ingredients, 4 if you add whip, and easy to make. Bananas, chia seeds, and some dairy free milk. I like to use a thick vanilla milk like Vanilla Ripple, homemade Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Cashew Milk, or a vanilla nut or coconut milk from your favorite juice shop. If using a non sweetened vanilla milk add a splash of cinnamon and sweeten to taste.
They do take time to prep, I usually make them the night before, but keep for a few days in the refrigerator.
For those not a fan of the texture, you can blend it smooth. This was blended with some texture left and cookie crumbles for A.
Still haven’t tried chia pudding? If a delicious recipe like this one doesn’t have you jumping up to try it. Maybe this will. Chia seeds, will keep you full it’s a high in fiber and a rich source of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and the essential minerals iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Chia Seeds are loaded with omega fats, protein, antioxidants and fiber. They are a great source of healthy essential fatty acids, eight times more than salmon! They’re also one of the most digestible plant proteins.
More great recipes linked up below and as always Deborah and I hope you join us and look forward to what’s cooking in your kitchen.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Passive Time||2 hours|
servings, 1 large serving (a double batch makes 3 perfectly sized servings for us)
- 1 c dairy free milk (homemade cashew milk or Ripple Vanilla for protein and easy thick pudding flavor)
- 3 TBSP white chia seeds (white or more common black chia seeds will work)
- 1 large ripe banana
- whipped cream, optional optional
- In a jar mix together chia seeds and milk. See notes if wanting it smooth.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 2-3 hours or overnight.
- Mash, slice, or chop banana and stir into pudding, reserving a couple slices for the top.
- Divide into jars/bowls, top with optional whipped cream and banana slice(s).
Use a thicker vanilla nut milk for creamiest texture. You can also use a sweetened coconut milk beverage and coconut cream. If using unsweetened milk add vanilla and a little sweetener to taste. Homemade recipe linked above, or use a nut based or coconut milk from your favorite juice shop, or as mentioned above Ripple plant-based milk in Vanilla is a great option for protein and I think it actually tastes like those old school pudding cups I had as a child.
To make a smooth chia pudding blend before or after letting it set in a high-speed blender until smooth.
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I need to give chia seeds a try again! You make them look pretty delicious