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     Ever tried chia seed pudding for breakfast? If you haven’t yet, hop on over to our basic How to Make Chia Seed Puddingpost to learn more! Once you check that out, you’ll be on your way to meal-prepping all kinds of fantastic chia seed pudding breakfast jars for the week!

    The best part about chia seed pudding is that it is incredibly versatile. Just how tofu soaks up any flavoring and seasonings you cook it with, so dochia seeds! They are like, the blank slate of breakfast foods (like oats!) and have a lot of options. So, you can make a large batch at the beginning of the week as a part of your meal-prep, and then in the morning scoop some into a jar with fruit, nuts, and toppings, and you’ve got yourself an incredibly healthy plant-based breakfast full of healthy fats, protein, and lots of fiber. 

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 How do I assemble it?

     Keep in mind, that you can sub in any kind of fruit you want here! I started off with sliced banana on the bottom, topped with a basic chia pudding (with vanilla added in), added a drizzle of agave nectar, and then loaded the rest of the jar with frozen berries, walnuts, and flaked unsweetened coconut. 

     Now, the larger the jar – the more goodies you can add! I used an 8oz glass jarfor this (with about 1/2 cup chia pudding), but you could always try a 12oz jar so you have more room for fruit, nuts, and other delicious toppings. 

 

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okay but how do I get the bananas to stick on the side?

     Great question! It looks pretty doesn’t it? I didn’t know how to do this until recently myself! You can pretty much do this with any fruit, as long as its sliced thin enough. 

  1. Slice your fruit – 1/8 – 1/4″ thick. 
  2. Gently press the fruit all around the jar. Go slowly and carefully. If you want it in the middle, and not resting on the bottom, you’ll want to pack in your bottom layer of food, and then press the fruit well onto the sides just above, and then gently spoon in whatever goes around it. 

     For this jar, I just placed sliced banana on the bottom (normally) and then pressed some around the sides. The banana on the bottom kept the ones on the sides in place while I spooned in my chia pudding. Really, this is just for aesthetics, but it does make eating your food that much more enjoyable!

**Note that you should do this in a new jar, with the chia pudding already made, to be added on top. If you put bananas in like this, and then pour in your milk and chia seeds on top and attempt to mix it up all together, it won’t look this pretty, and they won’t stick to the sides. The nut milk will most likely get between the fruit and the jar and they will fall away.**

berry banana chia seed pudding breakfast jar | home with willow

Berry Banana Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Jar Recipe

Berry Banana Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Jar Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Chia Seed Pudding, with Vanilla Added (recipe here)

1 Small Banana, thinly sliced

1/3 cup Frozen Berries

1/2 tblsAgave Nectar, plus more for topping if desired

1-2 tblsChopped Walnuts 

1-2 tspFlaked Coconut 

To Assemble:

  1. Layer your sliced banana at the bottom of a clean 8oz jar (or larger if you want to add more toppings!)
  2. Spoon in your 1/2 cup of pre-made chia seed pudding.
  3. Drizzle your agave nectar on top.
  4. Now add your berries, walnuts, and coconut on top. Top off with additional agave nectar if desired. 

berry banana chia seed pudding breakfast jar | home with willow

 

Optional Substitutions:

Fresh Berries, Maple Syrup, Almonds or other nuts, chocolate chia pudding.

Nutritional info will depend on your toppings. See our chia pudding recipefor nutritional facts on 1 serving of chia pudding!


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