Banana Chia Pudding is the healthiest meal prep breakfast ever! Every banana pudding lover will rave over this creamy vegan pudding with chia seeds, mashed bananas, and coconut milk.
BANANA CHIA PUDDING RECIPE
Imagine having vegan banana pudding every morning for breakfast. This banana chia seed pudding is just as yummy with so many nutrients to kickstart your day to greatness.
This simple banana chia pudding is as easy as mix and set! You only need 6 pantry staples to make this easy vegan pudding in a flash. Start your day on the best foot with this easy meal prep breakfast and a little tofu scramble, too. If you want to go all out bananas you could pair this pudding alongside this banana milkshake or gluten free banana bread! There is no such thing as too many bananas! ha!
INGREDIENTS IN BANANA CHIA PUDDING
Coconut milk: Keep this pudding totally vegan with coconut milk! You can always use another alt milk, but I prefer coconut for the creamy, nutty taste.
Bananas: You'll need mashed bananas for this creamy vegan chia seed pudding. I also like to slice some fresh bananas when I serve for even more banana pudding flavor.
Chia seeds: These tiny black seeds are packed with nutrients! I love chia seed pudding because it's so creamy, but the chia seeds give it a bit of a crispy texture too. Best of both worlds!
Cinnamon: There's no pudding that isn't improved with cinnamon. Plus, it goes so well with bananas, it's a win-win.
Vanilla extract: You can always skip this, but I think it makes the pudding just a little richer and more decadent.
Maple syrup: This is my favorite plant-based sweetener. It's a little buttery and the perfect amount of sweet for my breakfasts.
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HOW TO MAKE BANANA CHIA PUDDING
- First, mix together the chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, mashed bananas, and a little vanilla extract.
- Once its whisked together, let it set in the fridge. The vegan chia seed pudding will firm up
- Then, pour the pudding into a few cups or mason jars. You can leave them covered in the fridge overnight for an easy grab-and-go breakfast.
- When you're ready to eat, top with fresh bananas, a little granola, or your favorite fruit. Enjoy!
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH BANANA CHIA PUDDING
Start your day with some banana chia pudding and some tofu bacon! It's also great on vegan BLTs or any salad that needs a salty garnish.
Grad some of these air fryer donut holes on your way out the door with your vegan chia seed pudding! They're perfect in the car or for an afternoon snack.
I love this vegan chia seed pudding for a late-night snack. It's on a constant rotation with these vegan chocolate mug cakes, made in the microwave in just minutes!
IS CHIA SEED PUDDING A HEALTHY SNACK?
Of all my meal prep breakfasts, chia pudding is a fav. It's such a healthy snack or grab-and-go breakfast I can eat all year!
This banana chia seed pudding recipe is packed with protein, fiber, and omega-3s. It's also totally vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with antioxidants.
There's a million reasons to try banana chia pudding to fix your breakfast rut!
BEST TOPPINGS FOR CHIA PUDDING
I make this vegan chia seed pudding with mashed bananas and top it with even more fresh bananas. But you can put almost anything on top to mix it up every day!
You can add any fresh fruit that's in season, from beautiful strawberries in the summer to pomegranate in the fall.
When in doubt, granola and maple syrup are a simple crunchy, and sweet topping. You can also add some chia seeds and orange zest for a citrus twist with a little bite.
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Keep it simple with the most yummy vegan oatmeal cookies! Keep them plain or add chocolate chips to the mix.
Make these super easy air fried Oreos that are totally vegan and midnight snack approved.
There's no better fall dessert than a crunchy vegan apple crisp. It's topped with oats for a great sweet breakfast treat, too!
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Banana Chia Pudding
- Cups or mason jars
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 2 bananas one mashed, one sliced for garnish
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup or another plant-based sweetener, optional
- Add the chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth.
- Let it set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Pour the chia pudding into 2 or 3 cups. Garnish with fresh bananas or your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
My daughter and hubby love this recipe! Can’t wait to make this again! So yummy and delicious!
Hi Beth! So glad they liked it!!
I love this chia pudding upgrade with bananas. It's easy to make and a great for a quick afternoon treat.
Perfect for a quick breakfast! so yummy and filling!
Wow what a protein-filled recipe! I love it, I'm sure it's going to be a great energizing breakfast this weekend. Thank you for sharing this!
This is my kindof breakfast! The coconut milk, cinnamon and vanilla is a combo I love. Am going to give this a go on the weekend, can't wait, thanks!
Hi, I was wondering what kind of coconut milk? Canned or boxed? You mentioned using other non-dairy milk so would the pudding be too loose?
Thanks, can't wait to try it.
Hi Karin! Great question, I prefer canned coconut milk for the thicker texture, however the expanding of the chia seeds to help thicken when you use a thinner non dairy milk. I've used almond milk and its been okay, its not as thick but still a great texture and enjoyable 🙂