Vegan Ginger Molasses Banana Chia Pudding! This gluten free chia pudding recipe is definitely one to keep around! Taste like a dessert! Simple to make! But more importantly, the key ingredients (ginger, molasses, banana, chia) work together in harmony to create one IMMUNITY boosting recipe! Which is needed for the holiday season or any time of year.
Well, less than 10 days ya’ll! WHAT?! How in the world? I can’t even put my brain around it. Christmas? Um, I need to finish shopping. Um, I just started. Um, where did December go? One thing is for sure, I’ve got plenty of holiday cake and fruit bakes to share. Food is love, so maybe I’ll just give everyone food for Christmas. Think that will work?
Speaking of food is love. I have another chia pudding recipe you’re gonna LOVE because one; it taste like gingerbread and banana pudding COMBINED! And two; it’s going to help you get through the holidays. Actually, it’s going help your body and immunity system get through the whole winter. Ginger Molasses Banana Chia Pudding ya’ll!
So yes, you can have your gingerbread, your gingersnap, your all things ginger molasses, your banana pudding, and eat it too…and FEEL GOOD! Excuse my massive run on sentence but that’s the truth!
I first made this this festive chia pudding for my husband (aka the Kiwi), out of love of course. But also, and equally important, for his (our) health. Here, let me explain.
You see, a few weeks ago, the kiwi had just returned home from a 3 day trip working at the Las Vegas Marathon. He said he slept maybe 4 hrs each night. He said they ate out a lot. He said he felt blah… Ya, I would too! In fact, I’d probably pass out with that kind of work/eating. But back to my point here. THE MAN NEEDED NOURISHMENT and his immunity definitely needed a reboot. Not to mention his adrenals! YIKES!
But you know how you get when you come home from traveling or are super tired/stressed? You’re hungry but also need something super gentle yet filling. Am I right?
This is why I love this ginger molasses chia pudding! These ingredients work so well in harmony to bring your body back to homeostasis, gently. Does that make sense?
We all know that ginger and ginger root powder is great for nausea, but did you know that it also contains phenolic compounds? These can help relieve gastrointestinal discomfort and help food/fluid move through the GI tract. (Another great reason to eat it when traveling).
Now, combine that magical medicinal ginger with more anti-inflammatory properties from cinnamon, energy boosting Iron sources from Molasses (oh sweet molasses), electrolyte balancing nutrients (potassium/magnesium) from banana, and super duper packed fiber and healthy fats from chia seed, and …..
You’ve got yourself one heck of a Healthy Harmonious Holiday chia pudding! Ahh yes, now the body can return back to homeostasis. Haha, ok maybe after christmas, but you get my point. Nourishment and rest are key! I might be preaching to the choir here.Print
Vegan Ginger Molasses Banana Chia Pudding! This gluten free chia pudding recipe is definitely one to keep around! Taste like a dessert! Simple to make and healthy.
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp ginger root powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chia seed
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp banana or banana cream extract
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- 1/2 cup gluten free or grain free plain (or just chopped nuts work too)
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tbsp molasses
- First blend your banana, milk, and spices. Pour into a small to medium bowl and add in your maple syrup, chia, and extracts.
- Transfer to the fridge and let it sit for an hour or even overnight to thicken.
- Remove from fridge and spoon banana chia pudding evenly into 2 cups or bowls.
- Set aside
- Next combine your granola, sugar, and spices and blend them up together by hand or food processor. Transfer to a small bowl.
- Pour 1 tbsp molasses into each cup and then then add a few 1/4 cup granola mixture on top.
- Mix and enjoy!
If you don’t have granola feel free to use just chopped nuts
Watch our Mr. Gingerbread man, this ginger molasses banana chia pudding is going to outrun you this holiday season (health wise that is). Okay I’m done. Corny Cotter is signing out and going to finish Christmas shopping. And probably make more chia pudding after. Wish me luck!
What’s your go to recipe to boost immunity during the holidays?