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straight on shot of two small glasses of chocolate banana chia pudding topped with banana slices and hazelnuts on a light pink backdrop

30+ Healthy Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas, Including Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

This chocolate banana chia seed pudding is such an easy breakfast or snack idea. It's just 7 ingredients and so simple to make! Plus, 30 more healthy plant-based breakfast ideas.
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, cacao powder, chia pudding, chia seeds
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2



  • Whisk the dry ingredients (chia seeds, cacao powder, cinnamon) together in a large container or bowl.
  • Then, add the almond milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and mashed banana to the dry ingredients. Whisk everything together well.
  • Cover and refrigerate the container or bowl for a minimum of 2 hours (or overnight). The chia pudding will thicken during this time.
  • Once the chia pudding has thicken, pour it into your blender and blend until smooth. This step is optional, but I love how smooth it makes the pudding!
  • Serve and add toppings as desired. Or, store to enjoy later.


*SERVINGS: this recipe will serve 2-4 depending on if you're enjoying it for a meal (breakfast) or a snack (smaller portion)! And also on how hungry you are ;)
*STORAGE: Chia pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Simply portion out the serving you would like, then add toppings before eating!
  • a sprinkle of chopped nuts, like hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, or pecans
  • a scoop of peanut or almond butter
  • a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or cacao nibs
  • extra banana slices or other fruit (like berries)
  • While I used almond milk for this recipe, you can use any milk or milk alternative that you'd like. My only suggestion is to choose one that's unsweetened!
  • If you can't find raw cacao powder, cocoa powder will also work. Do note that it's a bit sweeter though, so you may not need to add maple syrup to sweeten this recipe.
  • Blending this chia pudding is optional! It's a great way to get a smoother, more true-to-pudding texture, but not necessary. I make many chia seed puddings without the blender :)