Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Custard (C3)

Recipe Author: Ellen Woodall Meyer

If you are sick of eggs - try making custard! It's such a wonderful change of pace.

The following makes 2 servings:

In blender, add:
4 whole eggs
2 egg whites (or 1/3 c egg whites in the carton)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I used vanilla)
a bit of vanilla extract
a few dashes of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of salt
Artificial sweetener equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar

Blend about 20 seconds until well incorporated and pour into baking dish (a small rectangular clear pyrex dish works great).
As a precaution against sticking, you can spray with cooking spray.

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, then drop the heat to 350 and bake for another 20 minutes.

So so good. And it feels like I'm "cheating" for breakfast!


  1. Tried this recipe today, not bad! I used unsweetened almond milk and 6 tbsp of stevia. It tasted a little egg-y, so I topped it with mixed berries. I wonder if I decreased the eggs or omitted the egg whites that it would be more custardy and less egg-tasting.

  2. Is Almond Milk allowed in Cycle 1? I've read the book a few times but didn't see it on the list of accepted foods on C1. Is this considered a safe "cheat" on C1 to use in moderation?

  3. Unsweetened almond milk used to be a Cycle 3 addition, but Dr. Mike modified things a bit and told us we can use it in ALL cycles. Be aware, tho, that it is not probiotic.

  4. Tried this and it wasn't custard-y at all. Too many egg whites--it puffed up like a souflee. A weird, gross souflee. Custards are usually made without so much egg white. If you're thinking of making this, be aware that it will puff up and have a strong egg taste.