Hopefully you’ve tried out the Apple Spice Rice Bake inspired by my nutritionista friend Julie Daniluk recipe in her Meals that Heal book. Since I love this recipe so much, I’ve updated it again — with bananas this time!
Here’s the deal. I’m all about making your mornings quick and easy, but that MUST include eating a healthy breakfast. I made this on Sunday night so that I could enjoy a quick, insanely joyously delicious and nutrient-dense breakfast for most of the week. So I recommend you do the same and I know this is a recipe your whole family (including your kidlets, if you have any) will enjoy.
- Great source of bioavailable protein from the brown rice, walnuts and eggs (use chia if you are a vegan).
- Good fats from the nuts to keep your belly from growling until lunchtime and your blood sugar in check.
- Fibre to slow down digestion from the brown rice, bananas and nuts.
- Source of nutrients including: selenium, magnesium, potassium, tryptophan, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin E
- A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition stated the importance of choosing whole grains such as brown rice rather than refined grain in keeping weight in check.
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 tbsp real maple syrup (Want it sweeter? You could also add 4-5 drops stevia liquid)
- 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 3 bananas, sliced like how you slice pepperoni for a pizza
- 3 large organic eggs, whisked or 3 eggs substitutes ie. chia seeds
Method: Use a fork to mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Pour into a greased 11 x 7 x 2 baking dish and bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes. If you are using an egg substitute, bake 10-15 minutes longer. Makes 8 servings.
How to enjoy it:
Breakfast: I recommend that you schlop some greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top when you make it for breakie.
Dessert: Add about 1/4 cup of vanilla bean coconut milk ice cream – Oh.My.Gawd – foodgasmic with those warm bananas!!
Another great breakfast recipe and it’s a meal-in-a-cup if you like a slightly sweet taste is my last post for Dreamy Banana Cream Smoothie.
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