it Banana Cream Pie Chia Seed Pudding Creamy, sweet and full of delicious banana flavor! Fresh bananas, caramelized in a delicious honey butter sauce and layered with silky chia seeds, make for a sweet treat any time of day.
Savory Chia Pudding
We love chia pudding recipes here at Fit Foodie Fiends, and this time, we’ve really outdone ourselves with Banana Chia Seed Pudding.
First, the honey-butter caramelized bananas make this taste just like Banana Cream Pie. Second, it’s topped with graham cracker crumbs for the ultimate crunchy, creamy, delicious combo. And finally… it tastes great; You won’t believe how healthy it is. We’ve got a winner!
Chia seed pudding is a recipe where you essentially soak chia seeds in liquid, where they expand into a gelatinous substance. When combined with bananas, honey butter, and oat milk, it tastes just like banana cream pie!
Why would you love it!
Makes for effortless food preparation.
It is one of the healthiest ways to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Tasty and nutritious!
Perfect Healthy Breakfast or Snack
I’ve been cooking, eating, and baking with chia seeds for as long as I can remember. They are truly a superfood and for many reasons.
Here Are Some Fun Chia Seed Facts
- Packed with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- high in protein and fiber
- great source of calcium
- Helps You Poop!
- rich in antioxidants
Chia seeds are gluten free, vegan, paleo and dairy free. Plus, their nutritional profile is great too! Check it out:
chia seed nutrition
Per 2 tbsp:
- 139 calories
- 4g protein
- 9g total fat
- 12 grams carbs
- 11 grams fiber
Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding Ingredients
- chia seeds: Any type of chia seed works. The most common chia seeds you can find are black and white chia seeds. We’ve used both! Our #1 tip is to make sure your chia seeds are as fresh as possible and not expired, or they won’t expand.
- oat milk: We like plain unsweetened oat milk for this delicious recipe, but you can use any kind of milk or liquid. Coconut milk, almond milk, cow’s milk etc work equally well!
- vanilla extract: Vanilla adds extra flavor while enhancing the other wonderful flavors of banana, graham cracker and honey.
- Madhu: Used to make delicious honey butter in which bananas ripen. It also acts as a healthy, natural sweetener.
- Salt: A pinch of salt makes all the sweet ingredients in this chia pudding even sweeter!
- butter: When combined with honey, buttermilk creates a creamy consistency for that classic Banana Cream Pie flavor.
- Bananas: You can’t eat Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding without bananas!
- Graham crackers: Makes for the perfect, crunchy and delicious topping!
#1 Chia Seed Pudding Tip
Our #1 tip is to make sure your chia seeds are as fresh as possible and not expired. If you use old/expired chia seeds, they will not germinate properly. Speaking from experience here!
How to Make Banana Cream Pie Chia Seed Pudding
Step 1: Prep + Set
mix together Chia Seeds, Oat Milk, Vanilla, and 3 tbsp honey in a medium bowl until well combined, Make sure that the honey is completely dissolved and is not sticking to the bottom of the bowl.
After this add a pinch of salt in the bowl and stir again. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.
*Pro Tip: If the halwa turns out to be too thick, add a few more tablespoons of oat milk to make the halwa creamy.
Step 2: Caramelize the Bananas
Once the pudding has thickened, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter. Let the bananas cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until the bananas begin to caramelize, After that take them out of the pan.
Step 3: Assemble + Eat!
Take a jar or glass and put about 2 tbsp of Chia Seed Pudding in it, Next, add a layer of caramelized bananas (3-4 slices) and top with 2 tablespoons of pudding.
Add another layer of bananas, then top with whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. Repeat until you have 4 small cups Banana Cream Pie Chia Seed Pudding, Serve and enjoy!
questions to ask
Chia seed pudding is creamy and has a slightly seedy, gelatinous texture. As a result, it is the perfect neutral base for adding a variety of sweet flavors. In other words, the taste of your pudding will ultimately depend on what ingredients you add to it.
Since dried chia seeds absorb about 10–12 times their weight in liquid, eating them can increase the risk of choking. Although rare, it is still important to keep this in mind when consuming these tiny seeds.
Chia pudding that doesn’t thicken is either due to stale chia seeds or poor mixing. Next time you make chia seed pudding, check the date on your chia seeds and mix your ingredients well.
Store Chia Seed Pudding in an airtight container (like a mason jar) in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Chia Seed Pudding is a great dessert or snack to double or triple because it keeps so long in the fridge!