Healthy Eggnog Rice Pudding #SundaySupper

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Healthy Eggnog Rice Pudding has all those comforting eggnog flavors in a creamy and delicious pudding without any refined sugars, dairy, or gluten.

Healthy Eggnog Rice Pudding

I have a love-hate relationship with eggnog. I love all the creaminess and those warming winter spices, but a warm thick beverage? I just don’t get it . It’s like drinking melted ice cream with booze in it, I can’t stomach it. Since we’re celebrating National Eggnog Month with #SundaySupper I thought I’d use my eggnog to make a pudding instead! Just added a touch of cornstarch to the eggnog base makes for a creamy and delicious pudding!

Healthy Eggnog Rice Pudding

The Secret Ingredient:

The key to getting the eggnog flavor without all the fat and sugar of traditional eggnog: whole nutmeg. Don’t waste your time with ground nutmeg, it’s nothing let the whole stuff. Once the healthy eggnog pudding is finished, just top them with a dash of grated nutmeg. It makes all the difference in the world.

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When I comes to pudding, rice pudding is by far my favorite. It’s delicious warm and just as delicious cold, anyway you eat it is just perfect. I added some chopped prunes and sliced almonds to some so additional texture to this pudding. Each bite is packed with comfort spice, and since it’s healthy you can go back bite after bite. What’s even better? I made this dish with leftover brown rice! The best way to reuse leftovers is to make them into dessert!

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Healthy Eggnog Rice Pudding #SundaySupper
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Almonds Milk
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Star Anise Cloves
  • 10 Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Pitted Dates
  • 2 Teaspoons Coconut Oil
  • 10 Prunes
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • ¼ Cup Almond Milk
  • 1½ Cups Cooked Brown Rice
  • 1 Tablespoon Brandy (Optional)
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Grated Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Combine 2 cups almond milk, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, vanilla extract, and dates in a small sauce pot
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Remove spices and puree dates and milk
  4. Heat coconut oil
  5. Add prunes and lightly sautee
  6. Whisk cornstarch, coconut palm sugar, egg yolks, and ¼ cup of almond milk
  7. Slowly add the hot milk into the egg mixture while whisking
  8. Add rice and almond milk mixture to sauteed prunes
  9. Gently bring to a boil while stirring
  10. Add brandy if using
  11. Serve warm or cool in fridge for 2 hours
  12. Top with nutmeg and almonds

Healthy Eggnog Rice Pudding #SundaySupper. This allergy friendly recipe is perfect for the holiday season.

Healthy Eggnog Rice Pudding #SundaySupper. This allergy friendly recipe is perfect for the holiday season.

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33 thoughts on “Healthy Eggnog Rice Pudding #SundaySupper

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  8. Helene D'Souza

    Now that’s an amazingly flavored rice pudding. I have all the ingredients at home and my husband would absolutely love your recipe as a little dinner treat after a long day. Thank you for sharing your recipe. 🙂

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  9. Eileen

    You’re right, freshly grated nutmeg is the only way to go. I love rice pudding and don’t make it nearly often enough. This looks delicious. I love the combination of flavors you’ve got.

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  10. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands

    I love how comforting rice pudding is and this is a perfect pairing and flavor for the season. Love a healthy twist on eggnog. Most are far to thick and rich but haven’t had the real stuff in years only So Delicious and other dairy free versions.

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