An easy 5-ingredient Banana Chocolate Chia Pudding that is delicious and vegan, and just perfect for your on-the-go mornings!
Yes, we know we’re doing the whole Healthy January thing and you may think that putting anything with chocolate in there may not be sensible… but a) treating yourself once in a while will not hurt you, and b) this dessert / breakfast is actually on the healthy side!
We’ve been good for over 3 weeks, so time to treat ourselves!
As you may already know, making chia pudding is really easy, as you just place the chia seeds in liquid to soak (overnight works best), and then in the morning is ready to be served in whatever combination you prefer. We already tried it in coconut milk & mango, almond milk & figs, and with berries & blended oats. And now it’s chocolate time!
This simple Banana Chocolate Chia Pudding is dairy-free (made with delicious almond milk, yay!), plant-based aka vegan and gluten-free! It also has very little added sugar (just from the chocolate syrup and granola), so how about this amazing health-ish little treat in a jar!
You start with soaking your chia seeds in almond milk (or other plant-based milk, or you can also use regular milk) overnight, then making a layered parfait alternating with banana slices, granola, and chocolate chia pudding. So this is a really easy breakfast to assemble in just a couple of minutes, even when you are running short of time. Just place everything in a jar, close the lid, pack your breakfast to-go and eat when ready!
And to go with this recipe make our amazing Gingerbread Hazelnut Granola! We love it and highly recommend this combination, but any other granola will do just fine.
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