Banana Split Chia Pudding

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This banana split chia pudding is like having dessert for breakfast. It’s made with Greek yogurt so you’re getting a good amount of protein along with all the fun toppings: bananas, berries and cacao nibs!

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I LOVE chia pudding. For some reason it fell off my radar for a couple of months, but it’s back and in full-force! Lately I’ve been making a big batch of chia pudding during my weekly meal prep to snack on throughout the week and it’s been awesome.

Bowl with chia pudding topped with a split banana, strawberries, blueberries and cacao nibs. A gold spoon, slices strawberries, and small bowl of cacao nibs are beside the bowl.

How to Make Banana Split Chia Pudding

Banana split chia pudding is SO easy! I started with my basic chia pudding recipe, added some Greek yogurt and used a bunch of fun toppings inspired by a traditional ice cream based banana split.

Bananas and berries, obviously. Then I got fancy and added cacao nibs for good measure. You can’t have a banana split without a little chocolate in there.

Chia Pudding with Greek Yogurt

This chia pudding flavor combo is so delicious — probably the best chia seed pudding I’ve ever made. I think the Greek yogurt is what really makes it. I use full-fat plain Greek yogurt so the pudding is extra creamy and has an added boost of protein. Chia seeds have a little plant-based protein on their own (2 Tablespoons have 4 grams of chia seeds), but adding Greek yogurt to the mix, even if it’s just a little bit, adds a good amount of protein.

Bowl with chia pudding topped with a split banana, drizzle fo peanut butter, strawberries, blueberries and cacao nibs. A gold spoon, slices strawberries, and small bowl of cacao nibs are beside the bowl.

Breakfast, Snack or Dessert

The best part? This banana split is super healthy — loaded with healthy fats from the chia seeds, protein from the Greek yogurt and lots of complex carbs from the fruit. It makes for such a delicious breakfast, but you could totally have this an after-dinner snack too!

And it turned out to be quite photogenic as well. Chia pudding is like oatmeal and soup. Sometimes it’s hard to capture a beautiful photo of it, but this bowl turned out to be beautiful.

Bowl with chia pudding topped with a split banana, strawberries, blueberries and cacao nibs.

If you make this banana split chia pudding be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

Banana Split Chia Seed Pudding

5 from 11 votes
This banana split chia pudding is like having dessert for breakfast. It's made with Greek yogurt so you're getting a good amount of protein along with all the fun toppings: bananas, berries and cacao nibs!
Bowl with chia pudding topped with a split banana, strawberries, blueberries and cacao nibs.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, I used 2%
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 banana, sliced into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Stir together almond milk, yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk in the chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate overnight. If you’re in a rush, less time will do — I’d recommend at least 3-4 hours. You’ll want to wait until you’re ready to serve the chia pudding before preparing your toppings.
  • Toast coconut: Preheat a sauté pan to medium heat. Add coconut flakes and stir constantly until they turn a golden color (this will take about 1-3 minutes). Remove the coconut flakes from the pan and allow to cool.
  • Remove chia pudding from the fridge and stir to make sure there aren’t any big clumps and then spoon into two serving dishes. Top with banana slices, strawberries, blueberries, coconut flakes (if using) and cacao nibs, dividing the toppings between each bowl.
  • If you’re not planning to eat both servings at one time. Simply leave the toppings and chia seed pudding in separate air-tight containers in the fridge until ready to serve. The chia seed pudding should last 4-5 days in the fridge so you can make a batch at the beginning of the week and have it for breakfast or a snack on multiple days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 of recipe (without coconut) Calories: 353kcal Carbohydrates: 47g Protein: 12g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 118mg Fiber: 14g Sugar: 25g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana split chia pudding

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    45 comments
    1. Susannah
      July 29, 2021 AT 9:56 pm

      5 stars
      Another delicious chia pudding recipe. I had it for dessert, as I couldn’t wait until breakfast to try it! It’s a pity the rest of my family are put off by the look of the chia seeds, they are really missing out!! However, it’s not too bad, as it means there’s more for me!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 2, 2021 AT 11:00 am

        So glad you enjoyed this chia pudding, Susannah! Thanks for the review!

    2. Gloria
      July 25, 2021 AT 3:12 am

      5 stars
      I am so glad I made this Banana split chia pudding! I prepared it yesterday evening and enjoyed it this morning for breakfast! It was amazing 🤩 Filled me with energy and positive vibes! And what a great surprise that I could even join the EBF RECIPE CLUB 🤩🤗😎 Gonna make some more chia recipes this week!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 2, 2021 AT 12:12 pm

        So glad this chia pudding was a hit, Gloria!! Thanks so much for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    3. TeresaThorne
      July 20, 2021 AT 3:32 pm

      5 stars
      I made this one again this morning and switched it up a bit. I made it like a real banana split w scoops of chia pudding like ice cream. Topped w nut butter, SF dark chocolate and keto whip. It was AH-MAZING!

    4. Taylor Byers
      July 18, 2021 AT 8:55 pm

      5 stars
      I grew up in the town of the first banana split, so I just had to try this pudding!! So very good! Loved it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 19, 2021 AT 11:16 am

        Yay!! So glad you enjoyed this chia pudding, Taylor! Thanks for the review 🙂

    5. Teresa Thorne
      July 6, 2021 AT 11:56 am

      5 stars
      Reminds me of a sweet sticky rice pudding. It’s so good.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 7, 2021 AT 10:57 am

        I’m so glad you enjoyed this chia pudding, Teresa! Thanks so much for the review and star rating!

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