Paleo desserts can always be a challenge. But with some simple ingredients changes you can still enjoy some of your favorite desserts minus those inflammatory ingredients. This Paleo vanilla custard only requires 4 simple ingredients, a little cook time, and some fresh berries.
I have a love affair with custard type desserts. Creme Brulee, Flans, Custard pies, they are all so good! So of course I went on the hunt for how I could adjust my normal custard desserts to a more Paleo friendly version. Full-fat coconut milk, the kind you find in a can, not the milk section, is one of the greatest Paleo hack ingredients for desserts. It’s smooth and creamy and the perfect switch for any dairy content in a recipe. Add in bananas, eggs, and vanilla and you’ve got yourself a Paleo friendly vanilla custard. The bananas give it the right amount of sweetness minus any refined sugars. These are the perfect single-serve size for an after dinner treat.
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
- Fresh fruit for topping
- Combine the coconut milk, banana, vanilla, and egg in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a medium-sized saucepan and heat over medium-low heat.
- Cook uncovered for 25-30 minutes, whisking frequently to prevent scorching on the bottom, until the mixture thickens and reaches a pudding consistency. (If the mixture begins to scorch, reduce heat further)
- Pour custard into individual single-serve ramekins. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.
- Allow them to set for 2-3 hours.
- Top with fruit and serve.
Jennifer is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Wanderlust and Wellness since 2016. She creates easy, approachable gluten-free recipes for the everyday home cook; because cooking gluten-free doesn’t mean food has to be complicated or tasteless.