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Walnut Chia Banana Pudding in a clear glass jar with walnut pieces, sliced bananas and strawberries on top
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Nutty Banana Chia Pudding

Easy to make vegan Banana Chia Pudding that's perfect for a simple healthy dessert, grab and go snack or breakfast.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Healthy Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Chia Pudding
15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 399kcal


Banana Chia Pudding

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 ripe bananas, 2 for the pudding and more for middle layer and topping slices
  • a couple pinches of salt

Maple soaked walnuts

  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces, broken into smaller pieces
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • a couple pinches of salt


First the Maple Soaked Walnuts

  • Add the walnut pieces to a jar with a tight fitting lid.
  • Mix together the maple syrup, vanilla, the cinnamon and a couple pinches of salt and pour over the walnut pieces in the jar.
  • The maple syrup liquid will pool in the bottom of the jar, so shake the jar frequently or flip it over regularly so that all the nuts will have a chance to be soaked in the maple syrup.

For Banana Chia Pudding

  • Pour the chia seeds into a large enough bowl to mix with the other ingredients.
  • Add the unsweetened almond milk, the vanilla, maple syrup, a couple tiny pinches of salt and the cinnamon.
  • Next, thoroughly mash 2 ripe bananas on a separate plate and add to the mixture
  • Whisk or stir everything together very well to combine. Let sit for a few minutes and whisk again, cover with plastic wrap or covering of your choice and place in the refrigerator.
  • Refrigerate for at least one to 2 hours to thicken or even overnight.
  • When the Banana Chia Pudding is chilled, remove from the refrigerator and start putting your jars or glasses together.
  • For 4 servings, layer in this way: first add 5 - 6 Tbsp of the chia pudding to the bottom of your jar or glass, then add a layer of sliced bananas and 1 Tbsp of the maple soaked walnuts, then, on top of that, add another layer of the chia pudding and finally top that with slices of banana, another 1 Tbsp of the maple soaked walnuts and other fresh fruit if desired. Do this for each portion. Serve and enjoy!


  • This recipe makes 3 cups of Banana Chia Pudding before the layers - so you may end up with a little extra leftover.
  • 2 ripe mashed bananas are used in the Chia Pudding and you will need another 1 or 1 1/2 bananas for the middle layer and topping.
  • The maple soaked walnuts make 1/2 cup. So for 4 portions you need 1 Tbsp of nuts for the middle layer and 1 Tbsp of nuts for the top of each Chia Pudding.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 2mg