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Rice Cooker Challenge - Chunky Apple & Banana Bake in Milk

Chunky Apple & Banana Bake in Milk

I have some old apples and bananas in my kitchen. There's also some leftover ice-cream bread. So, I look up for some dessert recipes that I can make with apples, bananas, and bread. In the end, I decided to make Chunky Apple & Banana Bake in Milk in my trusty 4-year old 10-cup conventional rice cooker.

The original recipe is Chunky Apple Bake from Martha Day's book: A Year of Desserts - 365 Delicious Step-By-Step Recipes (page 290-291).

Original ingredients (serves 4) from the book:

450g cooking apples
75g wholemeal bread, about 3 slices, without crusts
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
3 tablespoons light muscovado sugar
200ml skimmed milk
1 teaspoon demerara sugar

Note: Please click the image above to view baking instructions.

Ingredients (serves 4-5):

2 red apples
3 small bananas (pisang emas)
1 & 1/4 cups overnight ice-cream bread*
1 cup Tesco Muesli (contains oat flakes,wheat flakes, barley flakes, sultanas, raisins, hazel nuts)
1 cup Farm House fresh milk
2 slices cheese (sliced cheddar)
Some butter (to grease the rice cooker)

* Here's how I made ice-cream bread the night before: Combine 1 cup of Nestle's Pecan Almond Praline ice cream (or any ice cream of your choice) with 3/4 cup of self-rising flour. Bake at 180°C for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.


How to:

Cut apples into chunks. Cut bananas into halves. Crush the ice-cream bread into coarse chunks with hands.

Put apples, bananas, crushed ice-cream bread, and muesli in a large bowl Toss and mix thoroughly with a wooden spatula.

Grease the rice cooker with butter. Pour the fruits-bread-muesli mixture into the rice cooker. Pour in milk. Mix well with a wooden spatula. Tear cheese slices into small pieces and add into the rice cooker.

Switch on power. 

Note: Since I'm using a 10-cup conventional rice cooker with only the "Keep Warm" and "Cook" buttons, I need to keep an eye out. After 5 minutes, the button switches itself to "keep warm". I wait for 5 minutes before switching back to "cook". It pops back after 30 seconds. I wait for 5 minutes and switch to "cook" again. All in all, I do this repeatedly for about 40-45 minutes.

Alternative method: Bake in a preheated oven at 220°C for 30-35 minutes.

Cool down and serve warm.


This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up (May 2014: Milk) organised by Bake For Happy Kids, and My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by Tze of Awayofmind Bakery House.


  1. Hi Joyce,

    What a nice and economical way to cook your chunky apple bake! It looks delicious!


    1. Thanks Zoe! I just wanna clear off the old apples and bananas. :D