This veggie-packed cauliflower rice pudding with protein makes a filling and nutritious breakfast or snack.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice Pudding for a Low Carb Vegan Breakfast

How to Make Riced Cauliflower

Let’s start with how to actually make riced cauliflower. There are a few different ways you can make it. I use my food processor to make a big batch of riced cauliflower every Sunday, that way I’m always minutes away from quick and healthy weeknight dinners! It’s a great item for food prep because it keeps well and it can be used in so many ways.

  1. In a food processor. Simply toss chunks of cauliflower into a food processor and pulse until it’s forms a rice texture. This is my preferred method and it works like a charm, only taking a few seconds to create cauliflower rice.
  2. Grate by hand. I don’t really like the texture you get from grating cauliflower by hand, plus it takes a while however, if you’re in a pinch, it will do the trick.

You can find more details and full instructions for how to make cauliflower rice here.

Reasons to love cauliflower rice pudding:

  • You can eat a huge serving and I love to eat.
  • You can sneak extra nutrition into your diet.
  • Easy to prep ahead of time.
  • Easily customizable with different add-ins.
  • Low in carbs and fat.
  • High in fiber.
How to Make Cauliflower Rice Pudding for a Low Carb Vegan Breakfast

Cauliflower Rice Pudding Variations

The “recipe” below is a rough guideline for cauliflower rice pudding. You can’t really mess this up. Lightly simmer riced cauliflower with almond milk and sweetener until you reach your desired consistency. The cauliflower should be tender but still a little chewy and sweet enough that it doesn’t taste like cauliflower.

Here are a few ingredient swaps you can try to make it your own!

Ingredient Options

  • Milk Options: coconut, almond or cashew are all delicious
  • Spices: try ground ginger, nutmeg or cinnamon
  • Sweeteners: maple syrup, agave, liquid or powder stevia, brown sugar
  • Flavouring: pure vanilla or almond extract, nut butters, cocoa powder
  • Add-ins or toppings: raisins, hemp seeds, chia seeds, oats, protein powder, nuts, sliced banana, berries, chocolate chips, shredded coconut

I went for a cinnamon raisin version with vanilla protein powder and a few drops of stevia to sweeten it. I love simmering it with the raisins thrown in so they get nice and plump.

I’ve also done one made with almond milk, vanilla extract and a few tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut added in. I topped both with sliced banana.

More Cauliflower Rice Recipes

For similar, veggie-packed breakfast ideas, try my Carrot Zucchini Pumpkin Oatmeal, Zucchini Overnight Oats or Sautéed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.

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Cinnamon Raisin Cauliflower Rice Pudding

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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This veggie-packed twist on “rice pudding” makes a filling and nutritious breakfast or snack.




  1. Combine the cauliflower and milk in a sauce pan and stir to combine.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  3. Lightly simmer while stirring until it reaches desired consistency. If it gets to thick, add a bit more almond milk to adjust.


You can customize this recipe to your liking. See post for additional add-ins, toppings and ingredients substitutions.

You can find full instructions for how to make cauliflower rice here.

Keywords: cauliflower rice pudding, low-carb rice pudding