1 can (13.6 oz) coconut milk (full fat, unsweetened) 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon chia seeds 4 ripe bananas 1/2 […]
1 can (13.6 oz) coconut milk (full fat, unsweetened)
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon chia seeds
4 ripe bananas
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup or brown sugar, optional*
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes (unsweetened)
*The maple syrup or brown sugar truly is optional here. I made these without it as well, and I thought it was plenty sweet just from the bananas and then, of course, the chocolate. But if you want to sweeten them a little, feel free, especially if you are thinking about skipping the chocolate on the outside.
In a small mixing bowl, stir together the coconut milk, water, and chia seeds. Let that sit and thicken for 15-20 minutes. This is not enough seeds to make chia pudding, but the mixture will thicken some as the chia develop that gel coating around them as they soak. Appetizing term, right? Gel coating. 🙂
In a blender combine 2 ripe bananas (peeled), vanilla extract, sweetener if using, and the coconut chia mixture. Blend for just a few seconds until smooth. Slice up the remaining two bananas and add them to your molds. Then fill with the liquid. Freeze overnight.