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Homemade Baby/Toddler Food: Baby Custard

Baby Custard | Buttered Side Up
Baby Custard | Buttered Side Up
Baby Custard | Buttered Side Up
Baby Custard | Buttered Side Up
Baby Custard | Buttered Side Up
Helen has started to take more of an interest in food. It’s so much fun to watch her reaction to different tastes and textures and see her preferences take shape. 
At the moment she loves everything sour (Kimchi, oranges, grapefruit, lemon), butter and blueberries. But her likes and dislikes change rapidly: she hated cheese for a bit and now she enjoys it. 
I have been trying to follow the nutritional guidelines in the Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care. It has a handy list of foods to introduce to your baby at different ages, plus a few recipes. You can find a list of their recommended foods HERE.
Helen has really been enjoying this custard. She loves it when I spoon it into a little bowl and let her try to feed herself. She can get some of it onto her spoon and into her mouth, but I still give her help when she asks for it.
This recipe is good for babies 6 months or older. Please use the highest quality ingredients you can when cooking for your baby. The cream I used is not my favorite to give to Helen (I really like this brand, which is organic and grass-fed), but at least its only ingredient is cream, it isn’t Ultra Pasteurized, and it’s rBST free. 

Baked Baby Custard
recipe adapted from Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care | makes about 4 small ramekins | Printable Page
  • 1/2 cup whole coconut milk (this brand has BPA-free cans)
  • 1/2 cup cream, preferably organic and not ultra-pasteurized 
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • a pinch of real salt

1) Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F (150 C). Butter 4 ramekin dishes and place in a square glass baking dish.
2) Whisk together all of the ingredients and pour into the prepared ramekins. Bake in preheated oven for about an hour. Cool, cover and refrigerate.

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Erica Lea

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

It's fun cooking for the little things. :)

Rachel @ Itty Bitty Ivie

Tuesday 4th of March 2014

This is great! I can't wait to make homemade baby food....if I ever have a baby!

Erica Lea

Monday 3rd of March 2014

Mmhmm - especially when you can get grass-fed cream and pastured eggs. And it's so easy for babies to digest! :)

Elizabeth Hisle

Monday 3rd of March 2014

I don't have kids yet, but I have been saving ideas for when I do. I like this recipe! All sorts of healthy fats.