Banana-Nut Bread Chia Pudding

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Banana-Nut Bread Chia Pudding has all the classic flavors of a homemade loaf of banana bread. This easy recipe comes together with simple ingredients like banana, plant-based milk and a touch of maple syrup. And, the warm cinnamon and vanilla gives this pudding that nostalgia you get from fresh baked banana bread everyone loves.

Three mini glass jars filled with Banana-Nut Bread Chia Pudding, sitting on a marble trivet, and surrounded by a vase of baby’s breath, a bunch of bananas, fresh banana slices and walnuts.

This delicious pudding is the perfect breakfast or brunch item, light dessert or easy snack. Plus, it is vegan and paleo friendly. It is a win for all!

The Benefits Of Chia Seeds:

  • An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help raise HDL levels…the “good” cholesterol.
  • High in fiber, which helps fill you up.
  • Good source of plant protein. There are four grams of protein in just two tablespoons.
  • Rich in antioxidants and iron, which is great for overall health.
  • Helps with digestive health.
  • Boost energy and metabolism.
A mini glass jar of banana chia pudding, surrounded by fresh banana slices, walnut pieces, sprigs of baby’s breath and two pinch bowls of walnuts and coconut yogurt.

Ingredients Needed For This Banana-Nut Bread Chia Pudding:

  • Banana – For this particular breakfast/snack item, I like to use bananas that aren’t overly ripe. Personally, if the peel is yellow and the banana has just a bit of bite to it or is slightly spotted, I think it is perfect for this recipe. If the banana is very ripe and is very brown then I don’t use it here. (However, the banana at this point will just yield a much sweeter pudding).
  • Milk – I have tried this recipe with both plant-based milk and coconut milk in a can. And, to be honest, for this particular recipe, I like the texture of the pudding best with almond or oat milk.
    • The brand that I am currently using and love is by Malk Organics. This brand uses good quality ingredients. There are no gums, fillers, inflammatory oils or anything artificial. It is perfect for all of your cooking and baking needs.
  • Toppings – To not overshadow the taste of the pudding, all I top it with is coconut yogurt and some walnuts. Just keep it simple. You want the pudding to be the star!

Tips & Tricks For The Best Pudding:

  • Let it sit for 30 minutes to thicken up, stirring 2-3 more times to prevent clumping. This is a key step. (For the most part, I make this a habit with all of my chia puddings).
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours before eating. However, I believe, the texture is best if it has set for 8+ hours.
  • Toppings – To keep everything as fresh as possible, don’t add the toppings until you are ready to eat it.
  • Storage – Store the pudding in an air tight container for 2-4 days. Personally, I wouldn’t go much past 4 days, because the banana will not be as fresh. (The containers I use for my chia pudding are absolutely perfect and are listed under the recipe card).
Three mini glass jars of banana chia pudding topped with coconut yogurt, fresh banana slices, walnuts and ground cinnamon.

Be sure to give this Banana-Nut Bread Chia Pudding a try. It may just become your new go to banana bread recipe. HA! 😉

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Three mini glass jars filled with Banana-Nut Bread Chia Pudding, sitting on a marble trivet, and topped with coconut yogurt, fresh banana slices, walnuts and ground cinnamon.

Banana-Nut Bread Chia Pudding


  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

Banana-Nut Bread Chia Pudding has all the classic flavors of a homemade loaf of banana bread. This easy recipe comes together with simple ingredients like banana, plant-based milk and a touch of maple syrup. And, the warm cinnamon and vanilla gives this pudding that nostalgia you get from fresh baked banana bread everyone loves.


Ingredients

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CHIA PUDDING BASE:

TOPPINGS:

  • So Delicious Dairy-Free Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative, Unsweetened Plain
  • Chopped Walnuts, a nice sprinkle

Instructions

  1. Mash the banana. Add the banana to a small bowl and mash it. Set aside. 
  2. Pudding base: Place the chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla in a small container and mix until fully combined. Gently stir in the banana. 
  3. Thicken: Let sit for 30 minutes to thicken up, stirring 2-3 more times to prevent clumping.
  4. Refrigerate: Place in the fridge and refrigerate for a minimum of four hours or overnight.
  5. Assemble: Once ready to serve, top with coconut milk yogurt and walnuts. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If possible, use all organic ingredients. 
  • Storage: Store the pudding in an air tight container for 2-4 days. Personally, I wouldn’t go much past four days, because the banana will not be as fresh. 
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Banana Nut Bread Chia Pudding, Banana Recipes, Chia Pudding Recipe, Dairy-Free Recipes, Easy Breakfast Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Breakfast Recipes, Healthy Dessert Recipes, How-To Make Chia Pudding, No Bake Desserts, Vegetarian Desserts

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2 Comments

  1. This is a really easy and delicious pudding. And, honestly, it tastes just like banana bread. I give it two thumbs up!

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