It’s starting to get chilly around here, and we’ve had a few dustings of snow 🙂 Sunday morning this past weekend I made a version of this rice pudding, but with apples and cinnamon and baked it to make it nice and warm.
I used some short-grain brown rice that I’d cooked the day before (I made a huge batch to make sushi as well).
I put about 2 cups of cooked rice in a baking dish, stirred in about a cup of unsweetened applesauce, a tablespoon of sucanat (unrefined sugar – maple syrup would be awesome too), some cinnamon and nutmeg, and some sunflower seeds.
I also added about a cup and a half of water so that the rice wouldn’t dry out.
I chopped an apple, put the pieces on top, and sprinkled them with cinnamon and about a teaspoon of sucanat. Then I popped the whole thing in the oven at 350 degrees F for about half an hour.
I checked after 15 minutes, and the apples were looking a bit dry so I took a bowl of water, dipped my fingers in, and flicked water onto the apples. Another 15 minutes, and the rice was bubbling with apple-y goodness.
It was hard to take a picture after I pulled it out, because the apartment smelled so amazing from the cinnamon and baked apple that I just wanted to eat it.
What’s your favorite Sunday morning brunch? Let me know below 🙂