Coconut Custard a.k.a deliciousness

30 12 2010

We love custards and “bakes” in our house. It is an excellent way to get protein, as well as much needed fibre into our diet and still watch our net carb intake. This feels like dessert to us, and along with the espresso custard and pumpkin bake, these are complete comfort foods without any eaters regret. God knows at this time of year there is a lot of guilt associated with food. Have a safe and happy transition into 2011 !

Coconut Egg Custard
from JULES Food

4 lrg eggs (real eggs work best, not eggbeaters)
2 c. milk (i use 1c. whole and 1c. skim)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 c. low fat cottage cheese
1/2 c. baking splenda
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut extract (more or less, depending on quality/strength)
1/4 c. wheat flour
1/4 c. almond flour/meal
1/4 cup unsweetened fine shredded coconut (a little extra if you want more texture)

preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 9 pan with cooking spray. Mix eggs, milk, and cottage cheese until blended. Use beaters or an immersion blender to blend in the cottage cheese and de-chunk it. No lumps is what you are striving for.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again until smooth looking. Pour into pan and pop into the oven for 40 to 60 minutes. I set my timer for 40 minutes and then keep checking to see if this is still jiggling in the middle, if so, pop it back into the oven.

Done and slight shame spiral as you can see a chunk or two.

Disco this up for dessert with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon OR have it plain as a breakfast treat. This is one of those recipes that is hard to tell it is "healthy" so it could be brought to a brunch or served as part of a brunch.

This recipe makes 9 servings, with the nuts being:
138 calories, 6.6g fat, 9.6g carbs, 1g fibre and 9g protein.

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3 responses

5 01 2011
Cat

Had the pleasure of tasting this dish and I must say, it’s definitely a do-over!

5 01 2011
geokatgirl

It’s a keeper.. More desserty than the pumpkin and sweeter. I think this weekend I am gonna experiment with new flavours.
Maybe a german chocolate one witH coconut, cocoa and cherry jam !

5 01 2011
Cat

I love coconut and I’m sure the new experiment with be delish!

Uhm, where is the pumpkin cheesecake recipe??? đŸ˜›

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