Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

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Chia pudding will always be one of our favorite recipes to make. There are so many options and it involves very little prep time. Chia pudding makes for a great healthy snack, breakfast, or even dessert, depending on how you flavor it. In the past, we’ve made coconut, pumpkin spice, vanilla, maple, and other chia puddings, but we have yet to do a chocolate banana variation. Needless to say, we are very excited about this!

Instead of using sugary, processed chocolate chips for the chocolate flavor, this recipe calls for raw cacao powder. Despite the bitter flavor profile, this recipe is still wonderfully sweet because of the bananas and maple syrup. You can always add more maple syrup if the bitter chocolate flavor proves to be too intense for your palate. With everything else that goes into this recipe, your taste buds shouldn’t have any issues. Well, they may just make you want more of the chia pudding!

The way you make the chia pudding is really up to you. This recipe calls for whisking the dry ingredients in a bowl and then slowly combining them with the wet ingredients. Cover the mixture, leave in the fridge overnight, and then enjoy in the morning. If you want to enjoy the chia pudding sooner, you can combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blitz until you achieve a pudding-like consistency. This is not necessary, but it is a viable option. Now…let’s make some chia pudding!

Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding
  • Prep Time:10m
  • Total Time:10m

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c chia seeds
  • 4 tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 c homemade almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. grade A maple syrup
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

Instructions

  1. In a large container or bowl, whisk the chia seeds, cacao powder, and cinnamon.
  2. Pour in the almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and mashed banana and mix everything thoroughly. Make sure there are not chia seed clumps.
  3. Cover this container or bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours or overnight. Check on the chia pudding during this time to see the consistency.
  4. Once the chia pudding has thickened to your desired consistency, remove from the fridge and enjoy. Top with the raw vegan toppings of your choice.
2022-10-21T13:20:14-07:00