paleo vanilla custard

Healthy Paleo Vanilla Custard Recipe

If you're wondering how to make healthy paleo vanilla custard, you've come to the right place. This recipe is actually quite healthy. While this custard is a dessert recipe you can even use this as a snack recipe. It's high in protein, fat, and lots of nutrients. It is dairy free so it also makes it great for anyone who cannot drink cow's milk. However, it can be made with any kind of milk including cow's milk, goat's milk, or your choice of non-dairy milk. The only milk I've ever used in this recipe and can say for sure that it works is canned coconut milk. I'm pretty confident this recipe would also work well with homemade cashew milk when made with slightly less water so it is thicker consistency.

Ingredients you will need

What is so awesome about this recipe is that it only uses four ingredients. It is also a very simple process to make this vanilla custard. All of the ingredients get mixed together in a blender and poured into ramekins or mason jars. The custard is baked at 325° until it is firm. It will look slightly browned on the top when it is finished. Here's what you'll need:

Ways to Serve Paleo Vanilla Custard

This custard recipe is delicious all on its own. You could also make this in a tart pan and then top it with fresh fruit and whipped cream with or without a crust. The instructions in this recipe explain how to make it an individual 4 oz cups. After it is baked and cooled, each cup could also be topped with fruit or whipped cream as well. If you have family members who like different toppings you could have them choose their own fruit to put on top.

Is Custard Healthy?

A typical custard recipe probably isn't all that healthy. If it's made with milk that isn't organic and white sugar, then it doesn't contain very many nutrients or healthy ingredients. However, this paleo custard recipe is made with coconut milk which is very healthy and maple syrup which is a healthy minimally processed sweetener. Coconut milk is a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium making this custard full of nutrients. In addition, use organic eggs for the best quality custard. There are 6 eggs in this custard which makes it high protein. High protein desserts and snacks are wonderful for children.

paleo vanilla custard

Paleo Vanilla Custard

Print Recipe
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cost 15



  • Preheat oven to 325, prepare 4 oz ramekins in a pyrex dish
  • Blend the coconut milk and maple syrup in a blender.
  • Add eggs and blend to combine fully
  • Pour into ramekins
  • Add enough water to the pyrex dish to cover ramekins 1/2 way up
  • Bake for 55 minutes
paleo vanilla custard recipe
What's the difference between custard and pudding?

Custard recipes are thickened with eggs or sometimes just egg yolks. Pudding recipes are thickened with a starch such as cornstarch, tapioca, or another type of flower. Custard is healthier because it is higher in protein and lower in starches.

Is Custard gluten free?

Yes, custard is typically gluten free because it uses egg as a thickener instead of flour. Most of the time putting which is thickened with starches, is also gluten-free unless it is thickened with wheat flour. You would need to check the ingredients. This particular recipe uses no flour so it is definitely gluten-free and paleo.

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