Chia Breakfast Pudding - Only 5 ingredients and surprisingly, it’s vegan!

Chia Breakfast Pudding – Only 5 ingredients and surprisingly, it’s vegan!

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Do you struggle to eat in the morning? If so, you’re not alone.

Chowing down on a big ol’ bowl of something might well be the last thing on your mind as you stroll bleary-eyed around your home, stepping on cats and quietly cursing (well that’s me anyway).

While I’m not convinced breakfast is the most important meal of the day (all meals are important!) it is crucial for kick-starting the day and providing you with the fuel you need to get on in your busy life.

So if that’s the problem, then what’s the answer? Well, a small bowl of chia seed breakfast pudding, obviously.

You make it the night before – you know that time when you’re wide-awake, feeling great, and know that you don’t really need sleep, you’d rather enjoy whatever it is you’re doing right now.

If only you felt like that the next morning right?

Chia Breakfast Pudding - Only 5 ingredients and surprisingly, it’s vegan!|
Chia Breakfast Pudding - Only 5 ingredients and surprisingly, it’s vegan!|

Well, a small, light bowl of something easy and tasty is a good way to get those feelings going again.

The chia breakfast pudding won’t bloat you or make you feel heavy, but it will give you some much-needed energy to get cracking. And there’s enough cracking to be done!

Chia Breakfast Pudding – Health Benefits

The term superfood is bandied around all the time these days, so let’s try and stay away from that one. However, chia is an exceptionally nutritious little seed.

Most of its carbs come in the form of fiber (super important – click here for Harvard guide on it), protein (used by your body for repairing itself, muscle growth and sooo many other functions) and a little fat (not the enemy!).

And the best thing – that little bit of fat is over half omega-3 (an essential fat). Gram for gram, chia seeds out punch salmon when it comes to omega-3.

That’s incredible, especially for vegetarians or vegans.

So, the next time you’re looking for an easy to make breakfast that’s healthy, light but full of the energy you need to get yourself going – you know where to come.

And the best thing – if you still really don’t fancy breakfast in the morning – you can eat it as your dinner’s dessert instead. How about that hey? I just rocked your world.

The chia breakfast pudding uses just five ingredients, and for the best results a sweet, soft banana should be used.

If your banana is still a bit underripe, then use a little maple syrup to replicate some sweetness.

One of our favourite tricks is to buy a load of bananas, keep them ‘til they’re turning soft and brown, peel them, stick them in a container and whack them in the freezer.

That way you’ll have a permanent supply of ready to use, sweet bananas. Consider your world rocked twice.

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Chia Breakfast Pudding

Our Chia Breakfast Pudding calls for just 5 ingredients. Excellent for all those who don’t like to chow down on a big bowl of oats every morning!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Time 7 minutes
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 158kcal



  • Grab a fork and mash the banana in a bowl. Then divide the mash into two glasses.
  • Now, in a bowl mix the chia seeds and cacao powder with the milk. To avoid cacao lumps use a mixer (we use this immersion blender, and it rocks!) or something similar.
  • Pour the mix on top of the banana mash.
  • And lastly garnish with grated hazelnuts. You can use a food processor to grate them. Or just garnish with whole hazelnuts.
  • Pop the pudding into the fridge for roughly 8 hours.
  • Enjoy!


IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then you definitely need to check out our overnight oats in a jar manual with loads of recipe ideas.


Nutrition Facts
Chia Breakfast Pudding
Serving Size
193 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Hauke Fox

I'm always on the lookout for these damn smart recipes. You know, those that only take a few minutes to put together and taste delicious. Vegetarian Cooking at home is a way to take back control over what I eat. I don't like what many companies do to animals and the environment with their products.


  1. Waw looks delicious! I’m gonna try it tonight!! thank guys 🙂

  2. Can you please give some alternatives for this recipe? I don’t like chocolate, and only eat slightly green bananas! Strange, I know–but, that’s how I roll. I’ve been eating chia seeds for years, though, which was the point of the recipe!!

    • Indeed I can Liebly. I do make these very often with cardamom powder. You’ll need to use much less though, max. one tsp for the whole batter. It goes very well with banana. Not sure if you use cardamom often, but I love it. It has a nice anise flavor and makes food taste fresh 🙂
      Interesting that you don’t like chocolate by the way! If you use greenish bananas consider adding up to 2 tsp of maple syrup to the batter as well to sweeten things out.

      • Love Cardamom! I use the essential oil often. Can I skip bananas, or address they a must for consistency?
        Thanks a whole bunch for acknowledging my post; it’s much appreciated.

        • Pardon, the auto correct!! Hopefully, you knew what I meant!

        • Sure thing, Liebly. Yep it would work without the banana, but I would definitely add some other sweet fruit as a replacement. The fun of this pudding is that the banana is used to blend the pudding from bitter into sweet. Cardamom works very well with mango or applesauce, you could try those 🙂

  3. Does this work well with coconut milk ?

  4. 5 stars
    YUMMMMMMM!!! This is seriously delicious and my new fave go to brekki. I topped with fresh raspberries, hemp seeds & cacao nibs as it was all I had and it was so good. Can’t wait to make it again. Thanks so much! x

  5. How long do you think these will last in the fridge? Could I make a week’s worth on Sunday night?

    • Hi Hayley, 3 Days is no problem. But for a whole week might be a bit too much of a stretch. Never tested it for more than 3 days though to be honest.

  6. Why do you put the banana in two glasses? It doesn’t explain whether you keep them separate. Sorry if this is obvious and I’m missing something!

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