Banana cream pie chia pudding
This banana cream pie chia pudding is loaded with banana and coconut flavour for a delicious breakfast snack or treat! This is an easy vegan recipe that is healthy and simple to make!
Banana cream pie…have you ever had one?
It’s basically a pie filled with custard and bananas and topped with whipped cream, though I’ve seen so many variations of it online.
One thing they all have in common though is that they’re a creamy and fluffy pie and they’re all loaded with banana goodness.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a big banana fan! I probably have bananas every single day either in smoothies, cut up in a tortilla with almond butter, (one of my favourite snacks) or just sliced on a bowl of oatmeal or chia pudding.
But when it comes to enjoying my bananas, I can be pretty particular…I like them to be completely yellow. MAYBE one or two brown spots…but any riper and they’re reserved for baking into banana bread.
So of course for this recipe, I use yellow bananas, but you can use whatever ripeness of banana you love!
How to make healthy banana cream “pie”:
One of my favourite things to do when creating new chia pudding recipes is to base them off of pies that I love! (Like this key lime pie chia pudding , this pumpkin pie chia pudding, and this apple pie chia pudding.)
So it only made sense to make a banana cream pie chia pudding recipe too! This recipe is almost like a mix between a banana cream pie and a coconut cream pie. (Since it’s made with some coconut milk.)
What I love about this recipe is you can make it all year round since bananas are always available. The rest of the ingredients are pretty simple too. I use a mix of coconut milk for creaminess and almond milk to keep it bit less dense in calories and fat. (Though if you want this recipe to be extra creamy you can use a full cup of coconut milk!)
Let’s break this banana cream pie chia pudding recipe down a little further.
This chia pudding is made with almond milk and coconut milk, so you have a great blend of both. One reason I mix them is because coconut milk can be quite high in fat, so using a mix of almond and coconut keeps this chia pudding a little more on the lighter side. Using plant-based milk in chia pudding makes this recipe naturally vegan too.
Chia seeds have TONS of great health benefits and are one of my favourite foods to eat every day.
What are some chia seed benefits:
- High in fibre
- High in Omega-3
- They help with digestive health
- Boost energy and metabolism
If I’m not eating chia seeds in the form of chia pudding, one of my favourite ways to enjoy them is in a smoothie. They’re also delicious sprinkled on top of oatmeal, yogurts and salads.
Now, I’m going to answer the biggest question I hear about chia pudding: what is the chia pudding ratio?
By rule of thumb, you want to have about 1/4 cup of chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid. From there you can always add a little bit more liquid if you like a thinner consistency, or if your chia pudding thickens up too much. I find if I leave my chia pudding in the fridge to chill overnight, I like to add a little bit more almond milk to it in the morning to thin out. (Just a bit though!)
This banana cream pie chia pudding is:
- Refined-sugar free
So yeah…it’s a whole lot healthier than an actual banana cream pie!
Some other favourite chia recipes from the blog:
- Strawberry rhubarb chia pudding
- Peanut butter and jelly chia parfait
- Key lime pie chia pudding
- Layered chia pudding with mixed fruit puree
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Banana cream pie chia pudding
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast/dessert
- Method: mix
- Cuisine: American
A creamy and delicious chia pudding loaded with banana flavour!
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup almond milk (I use homemade almond milk)
- 1 tbsp agave (maple syrup works too)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 banana, chopped (to top)
- coconut flakes (to top)
- Combine the chia seeds, coconut milk, almond milk, agave, cinnamon and mashed banana together in a bowl. Whisk until well combined.
- Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for 1 hour to firm up
- Plate the chia puddings into 2 cups and topped with chopped bananas and coconut chips
Mix the chia pudding and let it sit for 2-3 minutes, then mix it again to avoid having any of the chia clump together.
Add whatever toppings you like to this chia pudding (like nut butter, jams or crushed graham crackers!)
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 350
- Sugar: 19g
- Fat: 17g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Fiber: 12g
- Protein: 5g
Keywords: chia pudding recipe, banana chia pudding, healthy chia pudding
Two words…..DE. LICIOUS!!!! 😉
So happy you enjoyed! 🙂
Recipe looks great! Could I make this with all coconut milk instead of half almond?
Hi Amy, absolutely! 🙂
I like the flavor so this pudding a lot. However with the coconut milk I’m getting solid clumps of the milk. Thinking of trying coconut water instead. Has anyone else tried any modifications?
Hi Melanie, you probably just need to mix it more to incorporate it 🙂
This was so good. And I don’t even like chia seeds.
My husband loved it. Thanks for sharing your recipe. ❤
I’m glad this recipe turned you into a fan of chia! 🙂
THE BEST chia pudding recipes ever!!! Thank you!!!
I love your banana cream chia pudding recipe . My favorite fruit is banana
Thanks Marie! Happy you enjoyed 🙂
Hello, I wanted to try this for my husband, but he doesn’t like anything with coconut. Is there anything else I can use?
Hi Lina, You can use almond milk or any other type of milk you like- I find homemade almond milk is best. Just note that the chia pudding wont be as rich and creamy (since coconut milk has more fat, it makes for a creamier texture.)
This was absolutely delicious! I layered mine in a glass with plain greek yogurt topped with carmelized bananas and toasted shredded coconut. Definitely making again for breakfast this week. Thank you so much for sharing!
So happy you loved it Adrienne!
I’ll have to try this one, I have made the Key lime several times . It’s delicious!
Thanks Cynthia 🙂
You have THE BEST chia pudding recipes ever! I love the banana one with the “caramel” sauce as well!
Hi. This looks delicious. Could this be used as a pie filling? Or would I need to make some adjustments?
Hi Adelina! I wouldn’t recommend this for a pie filling. It isn’t the right consistency
Lovely tasty breakfast or dessert recipe.
I’ve just stranded today my plant based healthy lifestyle and I loved this breakfast but as I’m trying to loose weight it is high in calories? Does it matter? Will I still loose the pounds??
Any advice greatly appreciated
Thank you xxx
Thanks Debbie! It’s hard for me to give weight-loss advise if I don’t know your goals, though generally speaking if you eat a healthy balanced diet, incorporating a chia pudding for breakfast should definitely be beneficial!
You feel like you’re somewhere in the Bahamas, so fresh!
I really enjoyed this recipe. The banana and coconut toppings really make this recipe.
Thanks Jen! Glad you liked it!
This chia pudding is delicious! I’m doing Whole30 so I left the sweetener out. It’s so good!
I’m so glad you loved it! And happy to see that it can be made Whole30 compliant, too! 😊
Can you use something healthy other than coconut milk? I don’t like coconut milk. I’m trying to figure out a healthy substitute.
I saw somewhere that you can just add almond milk and if you add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of lemon juice to everyone 1 cup (240 ml) of milk. it will thicken it. Have you ever tried this?
Hi Andrea, i haven’t tried this before
You can use any type of plant-based milk (or regular milk) whatever you prefer!
You can add a dairy free creamer like the almond milk or oat milk creamers? I think that would be a bit thicker than just almond milk. 😊
Are you using canned coconut milk or refrigerated coconut milk?
canned coconut milk but you can use either!
This chia pudding is SO good! I tried a few other chia pudding recipes before this one and they were just ok. Your Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding taste amazing, thanks for the recipe!
Thank you! So happy you enjoyed the recipe!
I made this for breakfast and it was so delicious. I left out the maple syrup and the mashed banana for fear it might brown overnight and just sweetened it with the banana topping. So good, but the spoonfuls without the banana did need a little sweetness to curb the bitterness of the chia seed. Next time i will add in the maple syrup.
Hi Stesha, thank you for the review! So glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe!
I don’t have chia seeds available right now. Would it turn out similar (as in edible) is I used oats? 🙂 Thanks!
Hi Erin! You could make a similar recipe with oats but it would be more of a banana cream pie overnight oats!
Have you ever frozen this recipe?
Hi Kristi, I don’t recommend freezing chia pudding.
It doesn’t get dark because of the bananas?
Hi Priscila, if you leave it for a few days it may turn slightly brown but if you enjoy it the day you make it, it wont!
I LOVE this recipe. It completely changed my morning routine. It’s so simple, can be prepared in advance (just add the toppings in the morning), and delicious!! It’s like having dessert for breakfast but it’s good for you! I eat it every single day and it’s the happiest way to start my morning 🙂
Thank you for the review Tori! So happy you’re enjoying the recipe! 🙂
I’m pretty sure I could eat this every day for breakfast ?
Thanks lucy! One of my go-to breakfast recipes as well!
This recipe is incredible!!!! I live in a college dorm and make it by just guessing the amounts (I don’t have any measuring materials) and it turns out amazing every time. My friends always eat it when they come in my room!! Its delicious!
Thanks so much Allie! I’m so happy to hear you liked the recipe and your friends do too!:)
Made this chia pudding yesterday for a brunch with friends, and everyone loved it ! Easy, quick, creamy and tasty, this recipe is a winner. If you’re a fan of bananas and coconut, you will love this one. Highly recommend 🙂
Thanks for the review Camille! I’m so happy to hear you loved the recipe! I’d definitely say it’s perfect for a brunch 🙂
So creamy and delicious! Definitely one of my favourite chia puddings.
Thank you! It’s one of my favourites as well:)
How do you come up with all these ideas for chia pudding.
I made this and it’s so delicious! I used all coconut milk to use all the can at once. When calculated the calories, yikes! Next time I’ll follow the recipe and use 50% almond milk, 50% coconut milk. A really big fan though, especially good iron content.
Hi Ana, so happy to hear you liked the recipe! Full-fat coconut milk can definitely be quite high in calories and fat, though it is still pretty healthy! If you love all cooconut another option could be to buy light coconut milk which cut the calories in about half. It’s a bit less rich and creamy but still delicious!
Yummy. You hit a soft spot here babe. So delicious. You really can’t beat this combo. Will defo be making again!
Thanks Maria! One of my favourite combos!
that looks really good and a simple snack that a family would love.!
Hi dj, thank you! Chia pudding makes a great healthy snack or breakfast. It’s great too since you can choose whatever toppings you like to add to it! I love adding banana and almond butter on top of mine!
Oh my goodness these look fantastic!! I love taking classic desserts and repurposing them into something healthy 🙂
Thanks Sarah! And exactly! I love turning desserts into healthy treats:)
This looks so delicious!
Hi Karly, thank you so much!
I love the white on white in these photos! And of course it looks delicious. 🙂
Thanks Caroline! Exactly the look I was going for, lots of white 🙂
Hi! How long can this be stored in the fridge? 🙂
Hi Fede! I stored one of my cups overnight until the next day and it was fine. Technically it should last for a few days, however, the banana inside may brown a bit and ripen so it may alter the taste a bit! What you can always do, is prepare the chia pudding without the banana, (which will last in the fridge for a week) and then add the mashed banana to it when you are ready to eat it!
So funny because most people like bananas ripe because they’re said to be easier to digest, etc., my step dad likes them almost black but I’m like you, I buy them yellow/green and can at them on a very narrow moment when they’re yellow, when black spots begin to appear, I’ll make banana bread, banana pancakes or a smoothie but even like that, sometimes it tastes “ripe banana” too much for me !
Other funny thing, I often create porridges or oatmeal cake or puddings according to pie or cakes (like my banana bread porridge). Anyway, these chia puddings look yummy, can’t wait to try them 🙂
We’re so similar Maeva! Gotta love those perfectly yellow bananas:) I often freeze my bananas for smoothies too when they’re perfectly yellow the way I like them. And using bananas in porridge is SO yummy too!