Tired of having oats for breakfast? Or maybe you are looking for something new?
This delicious banana cinnamon baked rice flakes might just hit the spot. It’s easy to make and packed full of flavor.
Made with wholesome ingredients, this banana cinnamon baked rice flakes are moist, sweet, and can be enjoy both warm or at room temperature.
So, if you are looking for a sweet breakfast idea, or just want to try something a bit new, then you must try this recipe.
What are rice flakes?
Rice flakes, also known as flattened rice or poha, can be used for many different dishes – both sweet and savory. Often, you can use rice flakes instead of oatmeal.
Rice flakes are made from parboiled rice which has been de-husked and then flattened into flakes.
Rice flakes can have a mild nutty flavor.
What’s the difference between baked rice flakes and baked oatmeal?
Both baked rice flakes and baked oatmeal are different types of breakfast dishes. They can be prepared using a variety of different ingredients and methods.
The main difference between the two is that baked rice flakes use rice flakes, while baked oatmeal uses oatmeal.
Baked oatmeal and baked rice flakes are both dishes that are made by mixing oatmeal (or rice flakes) with ingredients such as eggs, milk, sweetener, and any other flavorings you’d like to add.
The mixture is then baked in the oven to make a comforting and warm dish perfect to serve at breakfast or for a dessert.
You can make both baked rice flakes and baked oatmeal sweet or savory, depending on what you put in the recipe and depending on what you would prefer to eat.
Both baked oatmeal and baked rice flakes can be served with your favorite toppings such as yogurt, fruits, and nuts.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Use up overripe bananas
- Perfect for breakfast any time of the year, but especially in winter. This is because you can enjoy it warm for a comforting and cozy breakfast.
- Easy to make
- Great for families as it’s a tasty option that everyone will enjoy.
- Gluten free.
- Customise to your liking: Add more or less sweetener, use your milk of choice, even mix through chopped nuts, it’s up to you!
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $1.10 for 12 slices, or $0.09 a slice
Please note that below is a guide for some of the ingredients we used in the recipe. The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
- Milk: You can use dairy milk or a plant based alternative, like almond milk or soy milk.
- Large egg
- Maple syrup: Or sweetener of choice.
- Butter: Make sure your butter is melted and slightly cooled before you use it.
- Banana: Mash your banana before adding to the rice flakes to make it easier to mix through.
- Rice Flakes: You can use brown rice flakes or white rice flakes.
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Vanilla extract
This recipe for banana cinnamon baked rice flakes makes 12 slices.
Step One: Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F). Grease and line a baking pan 17 cm x 17 cm (6.69 inches x 6.69 inches).
Step Two: Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until well combined.
Step Three: Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
Flatten the top of the mixture by gently tapping the baking pan on your workspace or using the back of a spoon.
Step Four: Place in oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top becomes golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Substitutions / Variations
You can use white rice flakes or brown rice flakes for this recipe.
Some of our favorite toppings include:
- Fresh banana slices
- Fresh fruit, like strawberries
- A sprinkling of ground cinnamon
- Chopped nuts, like pistachios or almonds
These banana cinnamon baked rice flakes are best eaten on the day they are made. But, they can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for 1 to 2 days.
Yes, rice flakes can be considered healthy as they are low in calories and fat. They are also a good source of carbohydrates.
Depending on the recipe, rice flakes may need to be cooked. But, in certain cases, they do not need to be.
The rice flakes in this baked rice flakes recipe are cooked.
Rice flakes are often used as a substitute when making porridge, overnight oats, or even oat puddings.
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Banana Cinnamon Baked Rice Flakes
- 250 ml / grams (8.82 ounces) milk
- 1 large egg (about 60 grams, 2.11 ounces)
- ½ cup (120 ml / grams, 4.23 ounces) maple syrup
- 60 grams (2.12 ounces) butter melted and slightly cooled
- 60 grams (2.12 ounces) banana mashed
- 2 ½ cups (100 grams, 3.53 ounces) rice flakes
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon (5 grams, 0.18 ounces) vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F). Grease and line a baking pan 17 cm x 17 cm (6.69 inches x 6.69 inches).
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Flatten the top of the mixture by gently tapping the baking pan on your workspace or using the back of a spoon.
- Place in oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top becomes golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.