- 1 cup Dairy Free Milk
- 0.25 cup Chia Seeds
- 2 ripe Bananas
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar
- 0.5 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Sweet banana cinnamon chia pudding that makes for a delicious and healthy snack or dessert!
This dessert recipe was inspired by True Food Kitchen, one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants!
Since their menu changes regularly, I decided to recreate this recipe so I can have it any time I want.
When this chia pudding was first brought to the table, I did not look like much. However, after taking the first bite, my eyes widened and I could not stock eating it.
Since I already have a few chia seed pudding recipes on my site, I decided to make a couple of minor changes to the recipe.
True Food Kitchen uses coconut milk, which is great is you love coconut but it can overpower the flavor which is why I opt for almond milk instead.
Oat or soy milk are also great alternatives.
The second alteration is the texture of this pudding.
I know that a good amount of people don’t love the texture and tongue feel of the chia seeds. If you are one of those, this recipe is for you!
The banana cinnamon chia pudding is blended for a bit longer to break up the seeds which gets rid of the gel-like texture of a typical chia seed pudding.
Besides the fact that chia seeds make for a great plant-based pudding, they also have great nutritional value.
Chia seeds are high in fiber, plant protein, magnesium and are loaded with antioxidants.
They are also considered a whole grain food and usually grown organically.
What makes this recipe healthy is that it is sweetened with the banana and coconut sugar.
Coconut sugar is a plant-based sweetener that is less refined and won’t likely spike your blood sugar.
Add Ingredients To Your Blender
Start by adding the plant-based milk then the remainder of the ingredients.
Blend on medium-high for about 30 seconds or until the banana is fully incorporated.
If you are not a fan of the chia seed texture, blend for a bit longer to break up the seeds more.
Pour into a bowl or cup and enjoy immediately or allow the chia pudding to firm up in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
This chia pudding can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.