Looking for a quick, easy, and healthy snack on-the-go? Look no further than this banana whole30 chia pudding made with almond milk and naturally sweetened. It makes the perfect no eggs whole30 breakfast and is easily customizable. Made gluten-free and dairy-free!
- Bananas - used to naturally sweeten the Whole30 chia pudding. Unlike my chocolate chip banana bread, you want bananas that are yellow and perfectly ripe.
- Almond milk - any type of nut milk will work in this recipe but make sure it has Whole30 compliant ingredients (here is a list of brands to check out).
- Vanilla - used to provide a touch of flavor to the pudding. And yes, vanilla is now Whole30 compliant! Check out the details here.
- Chia seeds - this is the base of the Whole30 chia pudding. The Better Body Foods brand is my favorite.
The thing I love about chia pudding (and overnight oats) is that they're the perfect on-the-go snack or meal. I'm also a huge toppings gal and love adding mix-ins to my chia pudding.
SunButter's new On-The-Go Sunflower Pouches are perfect for these Whole30 chia puddings! You can take it with you and top your chia pudding when you're ready to enjoy. So easy and functional!
Step by step directions
Okay, this Whole30 chia seed pudding may just be the easiest recipe EVER! All you need is a bowl to mix up the pudding and a few jars or Tupperware to make individual servings.
Step 1 : Mash the banana
First, take your banana and mash it up on a plate with the back of a fork. Make sure to break it down well so there aren't many large chunks.
Step 2 : Mix the banana and wet ingredients
Transfer the mashed banana to a mixing bowl and whisk in the almond milk and vanilla. Continue to whisk until the mixture is fairly smooth.
Step 3 : Stir in chia seeds
Add the chia seeds to the bowl and stir well to incorporate. You want the seeds to be fully submerged in the liquid - this is how chia seeds start to thicken up!
Step 4 : Set the bowl in the fridge
Place some plastic wrap or aluminum foil over the bowl or transfer the mixture to a Tupperware and place it in the fridge to set. For optimal results, allow the mixture to chill overnight but you will start to see it thicken up after about 2 hours.
Step 5 : Serve
Once the mixture has thickened up it's time to prepare the individual servings! Spread about half a packet of the sunflower butter (about 1 Tbsp) along the bottom of the container. I like to have the sunflower at the bottom and drizzled over top because this means you will get some in ever bite! Then spoon in the chia seed pudding and follow with extra toppings like banana slices, coconut shreds, chopped nuts, etc.
Place a top on the container to enjoy on-the-go later or dig in with a spoon right away!
Best containers for chia pudding
You don't need to have fancy jars for this Whole30 chia pudding! You can get creative and use what you have on hand. I love using an almost empty jar of sunflower or nut butter. You can also use mason jars or standard Tupperware with a lid. Which ever container you choose, I recommend using one that has a lid so you can easily carry it with you on-the-go.
This Whole30 chia pudding is SO customizable! You can use most any Whole30 compliant toppings in this recipe. Here are a few recommendations that would be BOMB:
- Embrace the fruit and top with strawberries and blueberries
- Go chocolate and stir in a little cacao powder to the pudding and top with cacao nibs
- Add some cinnamon and apples on top for a fall-ish flavor
- Mash up some raspberries as well and stir them into the mixture for a little extra sweetness
Frequently asked questions
Yes, chia seeds are naturally gluten-free! They're also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and rich in antioxidants.
Yes, almond milk is Whole30. However, a lot of almond milk brands will add non Whole30 compliant ingredients like sugar or preservatives like carrageenan and soy lecithin. Check out a list of Whole30 compliant brands here.
This chia pudding will last for 5 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Banana Whole30 Chia Pudding
- 1 banana - plus more to top
- ⅔ cup chia seeds
- 1 ½ cup almond milk - plain and unsweetened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 SunButter On-The-Go Pouches
- toppings, optional - banana slices, coconut shreds, chopped walnuts
- Mash the banana in a bowl until no large chunks remain.
- Stir in the chia seeds, almond milk, and vanilla until well combined.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight).
- When ready to enjoy, squeeze half of a SunButter pouch into the bottom of a jar. Scoop the chia seed pudding on top and squeeze the rest of the SunButter pouch over top. Sprinkle any additional desired toppings and enjoy!