Banana Chia Pudding

Paleo Banana Chia Pudding Recipe

You know what’s the best? Healthy treats. I’m not talking about healthier versions of treats, but actually food that is indulgent and healthy. Yes, they do exist. This chia pudding is one such example.

 Wholesome Ingredients List

  • Not an added sweetener in sight, just the sweetness from the ripe bananas
  • Healthy fats from the coconut milk that also make this pudding super creamy
  • Chia seeds that add bulk but are also great for fiber, omega-3 fats, and assist detox
  • Cinnamon which tastes fantastic but also has many health benefits
Banana Chia Pudding {by Our Paleo Life}

There’s one trick to this recipe, though. The bananas. They have to be just right. If they’re not ripe enough, you’ll taste the “green-ness” of them. If they’re overly ripe, you’ll get that weirdly-sweet-alcohol flavor. The bananas are what give this pudding all it’s flavor and sweetness, so you have to make sure you’re using perfectly ripe bananas to get the right taste.

Delicious Whole30 Breakfast Option

If you’re on a Whole30 and need that super great taste, this banana cream chia pudding recipe is perfect. All of these whole ingredients, in a perfect combination really work well if you’re dieting. You get that sweet and creamy fix with chia seeds, bananas, full fat coconut milk and cinnamon. It’s so simple. I really hope you love this banana chia pudding coconut milk recipe (perfect on a Whole30).

Banana Chia Pudding {by Our Paleo Life}
Banana Chia Pudding {by Our Paleo Life}

Banana Chia Pudding

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 1/2 cup servings
Calories: 119 kcal
This is not your conventional, thick, dairy-filled pudding, nope. This one uses no sweeteners, just pure banana goodness, thickened with beneficial chia seeds.
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Ingredients

Instructions

Chia Gel

  1. Combine the chia seeds and water in a pint jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake to get all the chia seeds mixed in with the water and to break up any lumps. Set aside for 30 minutes, shaking occasionally to break up any lumps.

Banana Pudding

  1. In the bowl of a food processor or in a blender, combine bananas and coconut milk and pulse until smooth. Pour banana mixture into a quart sized bowl (make sure to use a silicone spatula to scrape out everything) and mix in the cinnamon, salt, and chia gel.

  2. Store refrigerated and serve cold.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Chia Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 231mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 4.6%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
If you don’t have full fat coconut milk and try to use almond milk it might not be exactly right (not as thick). If you try this as a banana chia pudding almond milk recipe let us know in the comments how it turns out. And I’d love to hear if you attempt a whole30 chocolate chia pudding version. That too, let me know how it tastes and what you used! This banana chia pudding breakfast is a great addition to your morning routine.

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37 Comments on “Banana Chia Pudding

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  2. Jill

    Love this! So easy to make, exactly as is. My kids are enjoying it with me. I like it best for breakfast, but have been known to have a bowl in the afternoon too! Keep up the good recipes! Thanks!

    Reply
  3. Carolyn

    Hi Kendra! Your parents turned me onto your site. FANTASTIC! Could unsweetened almond milk be used instead of coconut milk? Thanks so much!

    Reply
  4. Kendra Benson

    Hey Carolyn! Tell them I said thanks 😉 I haven’t used almond milk in this recipe, but it should work. I prefer coconut milk just because it’s thicker, but if the almond milk makes the pudding too thin, you could always add just a bit more chia seeds and let them soak again to thicken up the pudding.

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  13. Blair

    YUM – topped with slivered almonds and slices of banana makes it even better. I added some vanilla and used ground Chia because I don’t like the full seed. Perfect for a Whole 30 compliant treat or snack!

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  20. Lydua

    I’m allergic to bananas- so I blended the coconut milk with 3 dates and a handful of frozen strawberries, and it was great! I’ll definitely be trying other fruit/spice combos soon.

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  21. Laura

    I added nut butter from Trader Joes, I also put it into some containers and froze them. I take it to work and let it is usually out of the freezer a few hours before I get to it, it is delicious.

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  22. Sarah

    I made this and it is runny. Any tips on how to thicken it up. I used Trader Joe’s full far coconut milk.

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