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Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Risotto

I am always looking for easy, delicious, warm breakfast recipes.  With the abundance of apples this one is right up my alley.   I would have never thought of breakfast risotto, but let me tell you what.  It hits the spot!

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Risotto

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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 15 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons butter cold
  • 4 medium apples peeled, cored, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice ground
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups aborio rice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extractOptional toppings
  • dried cranberries
  • toasted coconut
  • sliced almonds


  • Spray crock pot with cooking spray.
  • Melt butter in large skillet over med-high heat. Add apples, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until apples begin to release juices. Transfer to crock-pot.
  • Add rice and stir to coat. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over top of rice. Add apple juice and vanilla.
  • Cover; cook on high setting 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve with either dried cranberries,toasted coconut or sliced almonds if desired.


You can use a non dairy margarine instead of butter to make this dairy free.
Servings: 6
Author: Amanda

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