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I went to my first concert in middle school. My eternally hip and cool older brother took me to the Louisville Riverfront to see Southern Culture on the Skids.

I think I was too young to really “get” most of the self-deprecating humor. But I had a blast. Especially when they threw fried chicken into the audience.

Yes, you read that right.

Possibly the most famous of SCOTS songs is one that refers to a particular Southern dessert delicacy that is pale yellow and has Nilla Wafers.


Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me some “day old banana puddddddin'” as much as the next girl, but for everyday consumption, regular banana pudding just wouldn’t do. I wanted a lightly sweet dessert that would satisfy my sweet tooth without putting me into a high-fructose corn syrup coma.

This pudding even earns bonus points for packing a seriously powerful nutritional punch. Between the flax and chia seeds, there are enough Omega 3s to put a fish to shame.

Have you ever seen a shamed fish? It’s quite a sight.

The pudding is sweetened with a mashed banana and only one lonely tablespoon of honey per four servings. That’s just enough sugar to be satisfying without sending your kids into a sugar-fueled wall-coloring spree. I topped my pudding with fresh strawberries and blueberries. But I’m sure Nilla wafers would be good, too.

I think this pudding would be equally awesome for a summer breakfast. Maybe even as a part of an overnight oats parfait!

Super Seed Banana Pudding

2 cups skim milk (could sub soy or nut milks)
3 tbsp. flax seed, ground in a coffee grinder
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1 banana, ripe and mashed
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Fresh berries for topping

Bring milk to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer, whisk in next five ingredients. Return to a boil and cook for one minute. Remove from heat, pour into serving dishes and chill for 1-2 hours, or until completely cool. Top with berries.

Makes four servings.

Expect to see a chocolate version of this sometime soon. Now, I’m going to go try to get that song out of my head . . .

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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  1. Bookmark? Check. Chocolate version? Yes please!

    I’m loving how easy this is.. and that it doesn’t need cornstarch or other thickening agents. I don’t eat fish, so omega-3s from flax seeds are a major bonus.

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