Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Paleo Coconut Custard Pudding

I Tweeted today about the homemade Paleo Coconut Custard Pudding I made myself for my sore throat, and several people asked for the recipe. so I thought I'd post it here.

Just a quick diet update...we are still eating mostly Paleo/anti-candida diet, as I describe in this post on diet. My son is still doing well, so the dietician has allowed him a wider variety of fruits and vegetables now, and even red-skinned potatoes once a week. He's also allowed nuts now. He doesn't really like them on their own, but using nut flours gives me a lot more Paleo baking options. We are still very low-sugar due to our history with yeast overgrowth (both my son and I), so you will see that this recipe calls for a bit of stevia. If sugar is not a problem for you, you can just use the full amount of maple syrup or honey (as indicated below).


Paleo Coconut Custard Pudding
(6 servings)

When I was a little girl and got sick (I used to get strep throat a lot), my mom would make me classic baked custard to soothe my sore throat. Custard is still one of my favorite treats, so I came up with this non-dairy, low-sugar version and added coconut (which I also love and is anti-fungal). If you don't like coconut, you can leave out the shredded coconut and/or substitute some other non-dairy milk.
4 eggs
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (the kind in a carton)
1/2 cup maple syrup or honey (microwave honey for 20 seconds to liquefy)
          OR Low-sugar version: 2 Tbl honey + 2 tsp. stevia
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Whisk eggs and combine all ingredients. Add shredded coconut last and stir to combine.

Pour mixture into glass custard cups.

Set cups into a large baking dish, and add boiling water to the large dish (around the cups) to a depth of about 1 inch.

Bake 30-40 minutes or until knife inserted into center of custard comes out clean.

Remove from oven and remove custard cups from water bath (carefully!). Let cool and then refrigerate to chill.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh to eat fresh fruit without a tummy ache! On the gluten challenge at the moment, for my coeliac biopsy and hopefully diagnosis and limiting sugar treats. I will give this is a go afterwards though as it sounds delicious!