Hey look! A recipe!
I know, right! (in my best Monica voice..)
Summer is always the crazy time and with that crazy time comes changes in the way I cook. It also gives us more opportunities to hit the road and test out new eats. But, today is Monday and I have an extra special treat for you!
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For today’s #meatlessmondy recipe we are going to start out with some low glycemic brown rice cakes. I purchase mine in the Asian food isle because they don’t have a lot of additives and/or extra sugar. Minimal processing and the cakes themselves are thinner than traditional rice cakes made by brands like Quaker. I find that even though they are thinner, they are not as airy. I like that.
This recipe is super simple.
On 2 brown rice cakes I used 1/2 tbsp of all natural peanut butter on each. I use all natural peanut butter for lower sugar and carb count. PB2 is a great alternative to all natural peanut butter if you are put off by the separation of the butter and oil. Best bet overall? Make your own 😉 I promise, it’s not as hard as it looks. You follow the same basic recipe as this vegan cheese.
Once the peanut butter was spread, I sliced up 1/3 of a banana. I put the other 2/3 in the freezer to use in a smoothie.
If you are a fan of honey, then by all means, drizzle a little honey. I love the combination of honey and peanut butter with banana. I was out of my raw honey….I need hubs to make a call to his aunt.
Now, for the other brown rice cake I added a handful of Graze seeds. You can use any type of seed like sunflower and pumpkin.
And there you have it. Super simple, low glycemic, protein-filled snack or lunch. They make a great dessert, too!
Are you a fan of rice or popcorn cakes? How do you doctor them up?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
We rarely go meatless, bu this sounds really good for those days after I pig out and need a healthier option for dinner.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
This looks delicious! I love that you made the base a rice cake! Rice cakes may be low calorie, but they’re also low taste. I love this!
Kate K (My Mommy Brain) says
Yum! We love rice cake snacks in our house! Haven’t tried brown rice cakes yet. Will have to add them to our shopping list!
Melissa Pezza says
These are great! This is the perfect combination of tasty and healthy. Thanks so much for sharing these.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I don’t really eat either type of cake to be honest. I am more of a ‘cheesecake’ or chocolate lava cake type of gal! 🙂
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
My daughter loves rice cakes and I can’t wait to give her some new ideas! Your rice cakes look delicious and thanks for the recipes!
Liz Mays says
I need to try making some cakes like that. The recipe sounds super easy! I’d definitely add a touch of honey.
I love rice cakes. They’re a great easy snack! And they’re so easy to customize.
Marcie W. says
I’ve enjoyed flavored rice cakes but I am sure they are full of sugar. I like the more natural approach you took to doctoring them up.
I’ve always been a fan of rice cakes. I need to dress them up more with some protein, great ideas!
Mmm! These look so good. I usually do keep rice cakes on hand for a quick treat like this in the afternoon.
Yum! Now that is a good idea. My kids love rice cakes so we always have them on hand. Way a great way to change it up a little bit! I will try this!
These look delicious. I am usually not a big rice cake eater, but I would gobble this up.
I wasn’t a fan of rice cakes before, but these have me thinking I need to give them another shot. This looks like a great snack.
Debbie Denny says
I do like rice cakes sometimes. This is a great recipe.
I don’t eat meat except for occasionally having some seafood. This sounds like nice treat
Debbie L. says
I bet homemade rice cakes taste much better than store brands. Adding honey and fruit sounds tasty.
I have really been wanting to do meatless mondays in my home for some time now. I’ll have to give this recipe a try.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
These look like a great quick and easy snack! I might have to try them with fresh fruit!
Carly Brydon says
I love the idea of the peanut butter and banana on a rice cake! This would make a great, quick, and easy snack!
Its one of my favorite combos!
Simple and healthy!
Shannon Gurnee says
I love rice cakes personally. I never thought of adding anything on them.
I used to eat a Quaker variety years ago, I think they were caramel. They reminded me of Honey Smacks cereal.
This looks so yummy. My kids really love rice cakes too!
They make for a super quick and easy snack!
Rice cakes are fun. Great idea on easy recipes for kids.
Aliza B says
I love to eat rice cakes. I think adding the peanut butter and banana makes it taste better. We haven’t tried adding a drizzle of honey like you mentioned…I’ll have to do that next time.
Thanks for linking up to the bloggers brags party. I’ve pinned your post to our group board. Hope to see you again this Monday!
I like the brown rice cakes that I use. They are thinner with more air so they aren’t all cardboard tasting like some of the other brands on the market. So adding your own flavors to it really makes for a great snack because you aren’t trying to mask any flavors.