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Simple Desserts

MN WIC Program

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Creamy Rice Pudding

Printable Version: Creamy Rice Pudding Recipe (PDF: 540KB/1 page)

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick OR 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Place water and cinnamon in a medium pan. Bring to a boil.

  • 1/2 cup dry white rice OR use 1 1/2 cups cooked rice (if using leftover cooked rice, begin directions at "Add milk, sugar and salt..." and add 1/2 tsp cinnamon)

Stir in rice. Cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes until rice is soft and water has been absorbed.

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For a variation, add:

  • 1/2 cup raisins during the last 15 minutes of cooking

Add milk, sugar and salt. Increase heat to medium-low and cook uncovered 15 minutes until thickened. (Pudding thickens more as it cools.)

Remove cinnamon stick. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftover rice pudding.

Servings: 5

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Yogurt Sundae

Printable Version: Yogurt Sundae Recipe (PDF: 508KB/1 page)

  • 1 cup plain yogurt OR flavored
  • 1/2 cup fruit, chopped (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 2 Tbsp granola OR cereal
  • Spoon yogurt into a bowl or glass goblet.
  • Add fruit and sprinkle with granola.

Servings: 2

Serving idea:

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Printable Version: Applesauce Recipe (PDF: 708KB/1 page)

  • 6 cooking apples (such as McIntosh or Cortland)
  • 1/4 cup apple juice OR water
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg OR 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Peel apples. Cut apples into fourths and remove seeds. Cut each fourth into bite-size chunks.

Combine all ingredients into a microwave-safe dish.

Cook in microwave on medium-high for 4 minutes. Stir and cook for 3 minutes more. Apple chunks will be firm, but soften as they stand.

Servings: 6


Stovetop: Increase juice or water to 1/2 cup. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook just below boiling for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Baked Bananas

Printable Version: Baked Bananas Recipe (PDF: 444KB/1 page)

  • No-stick cooking spray
  • 4 firm bananas
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp butter OR margarine

Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 9x13-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.

  • Peel bananas.

Cut each banana in half lengthwise.

  • Place banana halves in baking pan.
  • Sprinkle bananas with powdered sugar
  • Sprinkle bananas with cinnamon and dot with butter

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spoon sauce from bottom of pan over bananas.

Return pan to oven and bake 4 to 5 minutes longer. Serve warm.

Servings: 4

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