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.