Chia Pudding is a sweet treat that has only really become a mainstream dish in the past few years and I have to admit, it has always been kind of a mystery to me. I mean, pudding? Made out of seeds? I don't know about that. However, many food bloggers love Chia pudding as it can be eaten as a snack, for breakfast or even as a dessert depending on how you prepare it.
As I was browsing Pinterest the other day, in search of a new recipe, I came across a recipe for Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding from the blog Choosing Chia and I decided it might be fun to give it a try.
Here is the recipe as well as my experience trying to make it for the first time!
- 1/4 cup black chia seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp agave ( I didn't have any so I used Honey)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 banana, chopped (to top)
- coconut flakes (to top, I used sweetened ones)
Step 1: First, organize all of your ingredients and mash-up one banana in a bowl. Make sure your banana is nice and ripe otherwise your pudding won't have that nice banana flavor.
Step 2: Combine your chia seeds, coconut milk, almond milk, agave ( or Honey), cinnamon and mashed banana together in a bowl. Whisk until it is all mixed together.
Step 3: The recipe says to cover your mixture with plastic wrap and let it set in the fridge for at least an hour before dividing into bowls and garnishing. What I did instead, (because I am a rebel) was divide my mixture into two little glass jars with airtight lids and put them in the fridge to set overnight.
Step 4: Remove your chia pudding from the fridge and garnish with one sliced banana and your coconut flakes. I also added some sliced almonds on top of mine for an extra crunch.
Verdict: Although I was skeptical about Chia pudding it actually turned out really well. It was super fast to make and the cinnamon-banana flavor was delicious. My favorite part about this recipe is that you can make it the night before and then you have breakfast all ready to go in the morning.
I would definitely try making Chia pudding again and I am excited to try all the different variations of this recipe including peanut butter or even key-lime!