Rice Pudding Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

by FoodBabbles on April 2, 2012

I had no idea you could “muffinize” rice pudding!! But it’s been done. I learned this new word the other day and it’s the perfect way to explain this muffin. A fellow food blogger (and fellow muffin maker) used the term in her last Muffin Monday post when she explained that she loves to “muffinize” things. She likes to make all sorts of desserts and flavors that she enjoys into muffin form. Rice pudding has been muffinized this week!

Not just the flavors of rice pudding, although they’re all there but the actual rice is in there too! I’ve never made, nor eaten a muffin with whole grains of rice in the batter. Now that I have though, I can say it’s a wonderful ingredient. Adding rice is no different than adding texture to a muffin by adding chopped nuts or fruit. This muffin was truly like eating a cakey rice pudding. Tender rice, lots of nutmeg and I added in some raisins because I like my rice pudding with raisins. I was a little leery as I read the ingredient list but after giving them a try, I am officially hooked! These were by far, one of my favorite muffins to date.



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Rice Pudding Muffins  Minimally adapted from The Ultimate Muffin Book

Makes 12 muffins


1 1/4 cups cooked white rice

1/2 cup heavy cream

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, room temperature

1 cup milk

3/4 cup raisins

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


– Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and position the rack in the center of the oven. Line a muffin pan with liners.

– In a large bowl, combine the rice, cream and butter. Set aside for 10 minutes.

– In another bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

– In a small bowl whisk together the milk and egg. Stir the egg mixture into the rice mixture.

– Stir in the raisins and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until incorporated. Do not over mix.

– Fill the muffin liners 3/4 full. Bake for 22 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then remove to a wire rack to cool.

– Enjoy!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Let Me Eat Caje April 2, 2012 at 12:11 am



FoodBabbles April 2, 2012 at 7:16 am

Ha! YES!! It’s all about the muffinization 😉


Medeja April 2, 2012 at 6:08 am

How awesome! I must try this! It sounds so interesting!


FoodBabbles April 2, 2012 at 7:16 am

It really was so different and delicious!


Aimee @ Food, Je t'Aimee April 2, 2012 at 7:47 am

Hey Kate! Nice to bake with you again this week – and love all this “muffinizing” talk! 😉 I’ve never tried rice in baked goods for texture either, but I really enjoyed it. Wonder how brown rice would do in something like this? Especially in a savoury muffin? Have a great week!


FoodBabbles April 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm

What a good idea, brown rice in a savory muffin. Love it! So glad to be baking with you again too 😉


georgiecakes April 2, 2012 at 8:12 am

WOW! These are so creative and I adore the idea of muffinizing, super cute. I think I could get hooked on these too.


FoodBabbles April 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Georgie, they were SO good!! Really, one of my favorite muffins to date.


chefconnie April 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

What a cool idea.


FoodBabbles April 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Thanks Connie!


Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) April 2, 2012 at 10:15 am

Boy, do these look good. I am now adding “muffinize” to my vocabulary.


FoodBabbles April 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Isn’t that such a great word?!? Love it 🙂 My new favorite


Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious) April 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I’m loving the word “muffanize.” I think I’ll be using that a lot more frequently from now on, especially since I “muffanize” pretty much any baked dessert that I come across 🙂

These muffins look great, as always. I wish I could’ve joined you guys this week!


FoodBabbles April 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Gotta love muffinization! 😉 and your lovely muffins were missed this week. Hope to see you back again next week!


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