Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberries and Bananas

A delicious breakfast or snack treat. This tasty chia seed pudding is combined with sliced bananas and macerated blackberries. Prepare this quick meal the night before and have it ready to assemble quickly the next day.

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberries and Bananas

I love using chia seeds because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein, and full of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. When combined with a liquid such as almond milk and left to sit for a period of time, the texture becomes a thick, creamy tapioca-like pudding. You have to stir it so it doesn’t clump up!

Chia seeds are also relatively flavourless so you can add whatever toppings you like such as fruits, nuts, and spices! I also love using them in my favourite smoothie, Kale Pineapple Chia Smoothie.

For this chia pudding recipe, there are sliced bananas, which provide additional bulk and natural sweetness as well as sweet and tart macerated blackberries. In the case of fresh fruit, maceration is simply the process of adding sugar (or sometimes liqueur) to fruit and letting it sit to soften and release fruit juices. The process enhances the berry flavour and produces a thin fruit syrup. I also added in a little fresh mint and lemon juice to bring a little more brightness in flavour.

Preparing the chia seed pudding and macerated blackberries the day before and assembling it the next day requires less than 10 minutes all together and it’s absolutely delicious and filling. It’s also gluten-free and vegan.

Macerated blackberries and mint in a bowl.

Macerated blackberries

Chia seed pudding in a bowl.

Chia seed pudding

After preparing the chia seed pudding and blackberries in two separate bowls (complete ingredients and instructions below), cover and place overnight in the refrigerator.

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberries and Bananas in glass tumbler along with spoons in a small glass jar and blackberries and banana slices around it.

Combine the chia seed pudding with the most of the macerated blackberries and sliced bananas. Scoop into glasses and top with remaining blackberries.

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberries and Bananas in two glass tumblers along with spoons in a small glass jar and blackberries and banana slices around it.

Pretty and delicious!

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberries and Bananas in two glass tumblers with spoons, blackberries, and banana slices around them.
Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberries and Bananas

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberries and Bananas

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 38 minutes

A delicious breakfast or snack treat. This tasty chia seed pudding is combined with sliced bananas and macerated blackberries. Prepare this quick meal the night before and have it ready to assemble quickly the next day.

Ingredients

For the chia pudding:

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

For the macerated blackberries:

  • 1 cup (5oz) blackberries
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh mint, sliced

Other ingredient:

  • 1 banana, sliced

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the chia pudding ingredients, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the macerated blackberries ingredients, making sure to coat the blackberries with the other ingredients. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next day, remove the two bowls from the refrigerator. Re-whisk the chia pudding so that the texture is even throughout. Then, using a fork, press down the berries gently so that they are slightly smashed and more juices are released.
  4. Combine ¾ of the macerated blackberries and sliced banana with the chia pudding (or layer it) into two glasses or bowls, then top with the remaining blackberries. Serve immediately or chill for later.

Notes

  • Substitute the maple syrup with a sweetener of your choice.
  • Substitute almond milk with another milk of your choice.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 12mg Carbohydrates: 39g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 21g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
Nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used by the author; your ingredients may differ. These values are calculated using Nutritionix.


8 thoughts on “Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberries and Bananas”

  • Marie this looks SO GOOD! I love chia pudding; I usually have a jar in the fridge to top my morning oatmeal. But blackberries and bananas just make it that much better, and a meal in itself! Have a great weekend 🙂

    • That sounds so good to top chia pudding on oatmeal! I need to try that! Have a great weekend too, Kelsie!

  • I love chia seeds! I would eat them even if they didn’t have all those health benefits you mentioned. But, since they do, that’s a bonus! This looks delicious! I’m adding it to my list of chia seed recipes I have to try soon! Thanks, Marie!

  • So pretty and so healthy, win win! I love that this recipe can be made with ingredients I already have on hand, thanks!

  • Such an easy pudding, and I can be guilt free having it too! Time to dig my chia seeds out of the back of the cupboard! haha 🙂

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