YUM! OOoooo, just looking at this picture makes me want to run to the kitchen and whip up a batch of this chia pudding. If you haven't had chia pudding, you've got to check it out. I can see how a somewhat slimy texture can be off-putting, but I find chia pudding really satisfying and delicious. And I think you'll be happy to know that this version is super creamy, and not slimy.
Since I try not to eat eggs too much, I've got to change it up with other breakfast options. Chia pudding is a great option because it's so simple and quick to throw together, and easy to grab-and-go on busy mornings. One issue I have with a lot of non-egg breakfast options is that they're really loaded with sugar and carbs. While this version may look (and taste) like dessert, it is sweetened exclusively by the bananas.
Chia pudding generally sits in the fridge overnight to thicken up, but actual hands-on time is quick, only a couple minutes, really. The best part of any chia pudding is the yummy toppings! I added sliced bananas, cacao nibs, and peanut butter to mine, but you can add whatever you love!
Give this pudding a try, I think even your kids would like it. And if you miss big bowls of cereal or oatmeal, this may fix that craving. You can even heat it up and eat it warm if you prefer.
Chocolate Covered Banana Chia Pudding
1c almond milk
2T cacao powder
1/2t vanilla extract (optional)
1/4c chia seeds
toppings: such as additional bananas, granola, nuts, cacao nibs, nut butter, etc.
- Add the almond milk, bananas, cacao powder, and vanilla extract to a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Whisk the chia seeds into the liquid and pour it all into a jar and put it in the fridge. I usually let it sit in the fridge overnight, but it should thicken after an hour or so.
- Once the pudding has thickened, serve with whatever toppings you'd like.
If you like this version, you should also try my Black Forest Chia Pudding, too. If you're grabbing this for breakfast, snap a picture and tag me on Instagram with #ideatthatfoodtoo. I love seeing what you make! If you want to save this recipe for later, just click in the upper left corner of this image to Pin it.