Maple Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl – gluten free

Start your day with this filling and Gluten-Free Maple Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl. With hearty brown rice, natural coconut flakes, slivered almonds, golden raisins and sweet maple syrup . . . Your Healthy Breakfast Is Served!

Maple Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl

This Maple Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl is a quick breakfast option.  Make the rice the night before and this doesn’t take much longer than pouring yourself a bowl of cereal.  Just heat and serve!  Or you can even prepare this entirely at night and either eat it cold or zap it in the microwave.

Skipping breakfast is one of my bad habits that I am trying to break.  I am NOT a morning person!  So eggs, pancakes, bacon, waffles or anything that involves any effort is out of the question.  Cereal and milk isn’t really my thing either.

Over the years I have come up with breakfast options that are more substantial than cereal but do not require A.M. preparation.  I like to do brown rice bowls or lately I have exchanged the rice for quinoa.  This recipe also works great with quinoa instead of brown rice.

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Maple Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl
Maple Brown Rice Breakfast
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1 Cup Dry Brown Rice
  • 2 + Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Plain Coconut Milk carton
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Chips*
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1/4 Cup Golden Raisins
  • Pinch of Cinnamon optional
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. Cook brown rice in water according to package directions.
  2. Once the rice is finished cooking; add the coconut milk, coconut chips, maple syrup, almonds, raisins, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Stir and cook over medium/low heat until the coconut milk begins to absorb and the mixture thickens. (about 5-10 minutes)
  4. Serve warm. Top with additional coconut chips, almonds, a drizzle of maple syrup and a splash of coconut milk.
  5. This can also be pre-made and served cold.
Recipe Notes
*I buy my Coconut Chips at Tropical Traditions {affiliate link}
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  1. Do you have a pressure cooker, I have started using mine to make my rice and you could make it in a few minutes if you needed to in the morning, tis looks really good, I am always up early…not by choice!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      No, I’ve never used a pressure cooker. I hear ya, I really miss the good ol’ days of sleeping in … BC (before children) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Yes! This looks so great & will be the prefect addition to those chilly mornings coming up soon! Thanks for posting!

  3. This looks like a healthy, delicious breakfast, Nicole! I just wish I wasn’t allergic to all forms of coconut, because I’d LOVE to try it!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Ahhhh, allergic to coconut!?! That is a tragedy! I’m sure this would taste great made with almond milk and if you left off the coconut chips.

  4. ohhh… This looks yummy. I think once I get the weight off, I’ll add back in some brown rice now and then,

  5. Oh that sounds so yummy!! I am pinning this to make SOON!

  6. This is my kind of breakfast! I love quick and easy hearty breakfasts!

  7. I’m definitely a morning person, but I love me some delicious, quick breakfasts every now and then. This looks wonderful, and much better than plain milk + cereal. I’m dying to try it ;D
    Have a great Sunday! x

  8. Klaudia says:

    Thanks! That was great and thus easy for making.

  9. My sister and niece are ceiliac and I will have to share this with them. It is the prettiest bowl of breakfast ever!
    We would love to have you share with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. Your recipes and ideas would be a hit with our crowd. It would be our honor to have you join us!

  10. I just made this for breakfast- yum! I love things I can make in advance that will last for a few days, because some mornings are much crazier than others. And while I made rice fresh this morning, I love that this is something that can be made with leftover rice from the night before to shorten cooking time. Even better is that it tastes almost like rice pudding. Thanks for sharing!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I’m so glad you liked it, Molly! I am sooo not a morning person. So quick and easy breakfasts are a must for me!

  11. This is delicious!! I replaced the almonds with walnuts, and used leftover wild rice instead. Amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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