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Apple Spice Rice Bake Recipe

I went on a little road trip yesterday with my sweet man, so I had some time to enjoy being a passenger and peruse Julie Daniluk's "Meals that Heal Inflamma
Feb 13, 2012 | Joy McCarthy

I went on a little road trip yesterday with my sweet man, so I had some time to enjoy being a passenger and peruse Julie Daniluk's "Meals that Heal Inflammation" book. I stumbled upon this drool worthy recipe for "Apple Rice Bake", so I was excited to get home and try it out. It was absolutely delicious for dessert and then I had it for breakfast this morning with some cinnamon and kefir!

This recipe is loaded with cholesterol-lowering and detoxifying fibre (both soluble and insoluble), protein (from the brown rice and eggs -- which can be substituted if you're vegan) and energizing B vitamins. The only thing it's lacking is gluten -- and this is a good thing! Anything fellow Nutritionist Julie creates is amazing, as my Key Lime Pie is also adapted from an old recipe of hers.

Apple Spice Rice Bake Recipe

(Note: I made a few very minor modifications from her original recipe).


2 cups cooked brown rice (or quinoa)

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup chopped almonds

3 tbsp real maple syrup (Want it sweeter? You could also add 4-5 drops stevia liquid)

1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

2 cups apple, chopped (about 2 large apples). Keep the skins on if organic

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 15 minutes longer. Makes 8 servings.

How to enjoy?

Dessert: Add a dollop of Coconut Bliss dairy-free ice cream.

Breakfast: Add some greek yogurt or kefir, like I did :) See photo.

It tastes like a cross between rice pudding and apple pie.

And if you don't already have it, I recommend her book because it's an absolute wealth of information and the recipes are a HUGE added bonus!

If you enjoyed this recipe and you are either suffering from gluten-intolerance, celiac disease or just want to experiment with gluten-free eating, then register for my upcoming workshop: Gluten-free deliciously on March 10th before it sells out!

Do you have a favourite healthy dessert recipe you would like to share? Feel free to post a link below.

Or, do you have a favourite dessert ingredient that you use as a healthy substitute for something else? Do share!

Don't forget to check out Joyous Health's February deal - Sugar Detoxing.

Have a joyous week!


Feb 13, 2012 BY Joy McCarthy
Gillian   •   February 13, 2012

This looks so good Joy! I love stuff like this for breakfast so will definitely be making a pan sometime soon! I've got my heart set on the cookbook of Julie's, I've only heard good things!


Sally   •   February 13, 2012

This looks so delicious! I love anything with apples in it. Joy, I must say that you have totally changed my approach to eating. Thank you for being such an inspiration.


Salli Anderson   •   February 14, 2012

Hi Joy! What amount of chia seeds do you substitute for the eggs? Thanks! Salli

sophie   •   February 15, 2012

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Lisa   •   February 27, 2012

Made this last night and had some for breakfast this morning. It's so good! Even my fussy 7 yr old daughter likes it, she had it for lunch today!! Thanks for posting the recipe, Joy! I must get Julie's book.


Julie Daniluk   •   April 7, 2012

Thank you so much for the kind words and support! I am so lucky to have you as a friend:-) Big Hug !


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Marie-Sophie   •   April 17, 2012

Made this last night and can't stop eating it!! I forgot the almond milk so it won't really hold together ... but that doesn't really stop me! :-) Having it this morning with some chocolate chips melted on top and some natural yogurt! Yum! Thanks for the recipe, Joy!


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brooke   •   April 22, 2013

i just made this and it was very yummy!! how long does this keep for? and does it have to be refrigerated??

Joy McCarthy   •   April 22, 2013

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