Baked Banana Custard

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You are undoubtedly familiar with the classic egg custard recipe involving eggs, milk, and sugar, but for a healthier take on this custard dessert, this baked banana custard is an excellent choice. This dessert recipe involves just six ingredients that are blended and poured into ramekins. They have a lengthy baking time, but the good news is that they can be served straight away, so there is no cooling time like cake recipes. Rather than using milk for creaminess, this individual dessert recipe uses bananas, which blend into a creamy consistency along with coconut milk. Unlike egg custard recipes, there is no stovetop cooking, since everything gets mixed and baked for an extended period.

Fun and easy baking recipes are what you need throughout the week when you have a craving for dessert, but don’t want to resort to store-bought preservative-laden desserts. In the case of this banana custard recipe, every ingredient is natural, real food that you can feel good eating. There is no refined sugar, dairy, or glutinous ingredients, which also means this dessert recipe will suit every diet whether you are lactose or gluten intolerant. Bananas health benefits put them high on the list of what fruits you should be eating since they contain several mineral and nutrients. The nutritional value of banana includes very high levels of vitamin B6 and high amounts of vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Less well known about bananas is that they contain inulin, a prebiotic that aids in healthy digestion. Prebiotics are significant because they feed the good bacteria, probiotics, which helps with digestion. Whether you eat bananas on their own of in this gluten-free custard recipe, you should be able to get a significant amount of healthy benefits from this dessert.

Healthy easy baking is wonderful for when you don’t want to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen. You might find you can’t make this custard recipe, however, if you don’t have a food processor. Rather than employing a food processor to blend your mix, you could use a blender or handheld blender instead, since there is enough liquid in this dish that the mixture should smooth out properly. Also, if you don’t own ramekins, you could substitute with oven-safe glass dessert dishes, mugs, or even mason jars. The banana custard recipe should bake up fine no matter what you use, but you might have to adjust the baking time if you have larger or smaller containers, which can take more mix.

This baked custard recipe contains such everyday ingredients that it shouldn’t require an extra trip to the grocery store so that you can make it. If your kids are especially picky eaters when it comes to breakfast, this custard will be right up their alley topped with a few sliced strawberries. You could even elevate this to dinner-party stature by sprinkling the tops with toasted pecans and a dollop of coconut cream with a mint leaf. If desired, add some cinnamon and nutmeg to your banana mixture. Thank you to Bianca, the author of ‘Wholefood Simply’, for her healthy baked banana custard recipe.**

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