RECIPE: Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Parfait

Updated: Mar 30, 2020


Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 4 hours

Makes 2 servings


1/3 cup chia seeds

2  1/2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

1  1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 Tbs maple syrup

1 banana, mashed plus optional additional slices to top the parfait.

2  1/2 Tbs peanut butter

unsweetened shredded coconut, (optional) to taste

dark chocolate, (optional) to taste



  1. Add chia seeds, cocoa powder, 1 cup of milk, and maple syrup to a mason jar. Shake vigorously to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes, then shake again. Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours.

  2. Mash banana and peanut butter together and whisk in 1/4 cup of milk, adding more if needed to make a sauce.

  3. Either stir sauce into chia pudding before serving or layer to make a parfait.

  4. Taste chia pudding for sweetness and adjust accordingly.

  5. Optional: top with some seeds, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chips, your favorite nuts, or additional sliced banana

Note: Play around with your favorite flavors and textures in this recipe. Try different plant-based milks or dairy; try with almond butter, or sunflower seed butter; swap out bananas for blueberries or strawberries; add your favorite nuts for crunch. Nutrition facts do not include optional toppings.


Recipe Source: Living Plate RX

Sign up for a FREE trial of my meal plans to access more recipes and tips like these or contact me to learn more about building a health-supporting, plant-focused plate.

© 2018 Ellen Petrosino Consulting, LLC

This site does not provide medical advice. All material provided on this website is for informational or educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Consult a physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle. Use of this site is subject to our terms of service and privacy policy.


Office Location for In-Person Sessions

Living Plate

22 Peapack Road

Far Hills, New Jersey 07931

973 210 5853 cell

908 234 1160 office