This delicious, healthy Tiramisu Rice Pudding is like having dessert for breakfast! Enjoyed hot or cold, this can be easily prepped for grab and go breakfasts and is vegan, gluten free, sugar free, high in protein and a carb free option!
Oh the things we associate with adulthood as kids.
When I’m an adult- I’ll work a corporate 9-5 job, sit at a desk and have a black briefcase named Nigel.
I tried that out and realised my fulfilment factor was at an all time low.
When I’m an adult- I’ll have a beard, wear ironed Ralph Lauren shirts and matching ties.
One pair of track pants and a single hoodie gets more use than all my shirts combined. Also, Ralph Lauren shirts look like bloody muumuus on me.
When I’m an adult- I’ll stop using hair wax, have a combover and never let my hair grow past my ears.
I am a mop in human form.
When I’m an adult- My sister and I will help my mother with the bills, discuss the current political climate and consider mowing the lawn fun.
….I broke our lawn mover trying to find the ‘on’ switch. I was then informed that you had the pull the level and it required petrol to start up.
When I’m an adult- I’ll drink coffee.
Oh coffee. They don’t call you liquid gold for no reason.
As a kid, this one was perhaps the biggest indicator of adulthood- Enjoying coffee and drinking it 0n a daily basis.
I remember growing up, coffee was something which was deemed unsuitable for kids. Maybe it was the combination of caffeine and childhood development or maybe Oprah said it and my mum took it as verbatim but for me- It wasn’t something I grew up drinking.
Being the rebel I was, I’d enjoy coffee in every other form besides that. Whenever we’d get ice cream, coffee would be my flavour of choice and when given the chance to choose a candy at the supermarket, I’d always pick the Kopiko coffee drops (Side note- I am legitimately going to buy a pack the next time I’m at the supermarket…Craving = sparked). When it came to desserts, however, tiramisu would not be my first choice.
‘Tiramisu contains alcohol so you’re not allowed’.
Traditional tiramisu doesn’t contain alcohol but mum had a Christmas issue of ‘Women’s Weekly‘ which had a theme of ‘adding spirits to everyday desserts.‘
Thanks mum. I hope an upcoming issue of the Women’s Weekly claim that sons should be treated like royalty over daughters.
Safe to say, I never tried Tiramisu properly until I was at a high school formal and it was one of two desserts offered. To say I was a fan would be an understatement- I not only ate my own desert, but my dates tiramisu, my friends’ dates tiramisu AND my English teacher’s tiramisu.
See what deprivation does?
This Healthy tiramisu rice pudding is part of my the various rice pudding variations mentioned here. High in protein, sugar free, gluten free and vegan, this is the perfect healthy breakfast choice to prep the night before to eat cold in the morning or warm if that’s how you roll! The added protein powder provides a protein boost and the sweetness. The combination of coffee granules and cocoa powder provide the necessary dark, bitter taste which compliments it perfectly. For those who aren’t a fan of the caffeine in coffee (like Niki), I made this using decaf granules and it still provides the coffee taste, minus the….zing?
Several readers who tried out the original Apple Cinnamon version advised me that for those watching their carb intake, can make it using a product called ‘miracle rice’ which is a pretty much carb free substitute. Whilst I cannot personally vouch for it, from feedback, it seems to be a great alternative so don’t let the ‘rice’ in the recipe hold you back!
Make this Healthy Tiramisu Rice Pudding and let’s get breakfast for dessert a standard part of your routine.
Women’s Weekly…make this your next feature.
- 3/4 cup cooked rice*
- pinch sea salt
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp coffee granules**
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/2-1 cup dairy free milk of choice (I used vanilla almond milk)***
- 1 tsp granulated sweetener of choice
- 1 tsp dark cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp coffee granules
- In a saucepan, add the cooked rice, sea salt, cocoa and coffee granules and mix well. Add you milk of choice and bring to a simmer on medium heat. After 5 minutes, add the vanilla protein powder and mix until fully incorporated. Add additional milk if desired and continue to simmer until desired thickness. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the coffee granules, cocoa powder and granulated sweetener of choice and mix well. If eating the pudding warm, top immediately and serve or reserve to top once eaten cold.
- In a large, microwave safe bowl, add the cooked brown rice with the sea salt, cocoa and coffee granules and mix well. Add the dairy free milk and microwave for 1- 2 minutes, watching to ensure it doesn't overflow. Remove from the microwave and stir though the protein powder until fully incorporated. Add more milk (if protein powder is thick) and cook for an extra minute. Remove from microwave and set aside.
- n a small mixing bowl, combine the coffee granules, cocoa powder and granulated sweetener of choice and mix well. If eating the pudding warm, top immediately and serve or reserve to top once eaten cold.
- * For a carb free version, use 1 package of miracle rice
- ** For a stronger coffee taste, add an extra tsp or so
- *** Eyeball the liquid. Dependant on your protein powder, you may need more or less. Similar to oatmeal, if you prefer a thicker rice pudding, reduce the liquid.
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When I’m an adult…..?
What did you associate adulthood with growing up?
What is your favourite way to drink coffee?