A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the wonders of Chia Seed Pudding. Since then I have been feasting on it for breakfast almost everyday since. Then, last week, I got a craving for Banana Bread. I blame it on the cold, but I came very close to mixing up the batter and baking up a loaf. However as I thought more about it I knew that there had to be a healthier way to satisfy my craving....and then I thought...Banana Bread Chia Seed Pudding!
The mix of warm spices, with mashed banana and crunchy nuts immediately satisfied my craving and made me glad that baking pans got to stay tucked away in my cabinets. My recipe makes two servings.
1 slightly over ripe banana
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 tsp honey (maple syrup or agave syrup would also work)
1 cup milk (low fat, almond, or soy as you desire)
1/4 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
Mash the banana and blend thoroughly with the cinnamon, honey and vanilla extract. When blended, stir in the milk and chia seeds. Refrigerate four hours or over night, stirring about a 1/2 hour in to make sure it's evening blended. When read to eat, stir in the chopped nuts.