Thickened with chia seed paste instead of the typical cornstarch found in most pudding recipes, this sweet treat makes delectable use of overripe bananas.

3 ripe (even overripe) bananas
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Peel bananas and place in a large bowl. Mash bananas with a fork and set aside.

Place chia seeds in a blender or food processor with a tiny bit of water. Pulse until seeds are broken down into a paste.

Warm milk and honey in a small pot over medium-low heat.

In a large bowl, whisk egg. Add mashed bananas, chia seed paste and one-third of the milk and honey mixture. Stir well before adding the rest of the milk and honey.

Add pudding mixture to the small pot and return to stove. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, about three minutes. Remove from heat and cool in the refrigerator.