Chocolate Almond Chia Oats

This Chocolate Almond Chia Oat pudding is served cold.  It is a wonderful breakfast and makes a very healthy and filling snack.

My 8 year old lives for this stuff and has become the official ‘chia oat maker’ in our home.  She is so cute measuring, mashing and stirring.  She keeps the recipe on the refrigerator and knows that I am ok with her making them whenever she wants, due to how healthy they are!

This nutritional information below includes:

 1/3 cup oats, 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, and 1 small banana.


{my girls use the Chocolate Peanut Butter version as a super healthy apple dip!}


A little bit about:
Chia seeds and I are becoming fast friends.  Why?
~the are jammed packed with protein and minerals and healthy fats and fiber
~they provide more plant-based Omega 3’s than any other food, even FLAX
~they have 5 GRAMS of fiber PER TABLESPOON!
~they are flavorless and dissolve in juice, soups, stews, shakes etc..
 ~they are FILLING!



Chocolate Almond Chia Oats

1 banana, mashed

1/3 cup regular oats

3/4 cup chocolate almond milk (or chocolate regular, soy or coconut milk)

2 Tbsp chia seeds

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract


1 spoonful almond butter (can use peanut butter)

a squirt of agave nectar (or honey or maple syrup)

Mix all but almond butter and agave in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 15-30 minutes (up to overnight, if desired).  Uncover and stir, then top with almond butter and sweetener of choice.


For regular Chia Oat Breakfast Pudding, click here.

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  • Anonymous
    March 21, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Tried it! My 6 year old son & l just loved it!

  • Halle
    May 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

    What does the banana do? Could I leave it out? I’m allergic to latex and bananas are a cross species or something…so fresh bananas make me react.

  • Kristin
    August 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Will have to bookmark this one!

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