Custard for Babies – Recipes You Can Try

Caramel Custard

Custard is definitely a lovely dessert to complete a meal, especially for babies. Soft in texture and thick in consistency, custard is easy for kids to gum up and swallow. Custard contains eggs which are high in protein and healthy for your baby. Whatever you do ensure that you try giving a small portion of an age-appropriate custard to your baby first and then increase the intake.

Can you Give Custard to your Infant?

Until your baby is an active toddler crawling at high speed, running or walking it is not advisable to introduce custard in their diet. As your baby grows, you could try the different types of custard to feed them as dessert in their meal.

Easy Custard Recipes For Babies

How to make custard for babies? This is a question that may be running through your mind. Read on to find out some recipes for homemade custards for babies:

1. Oats Custard

Oats Custard

A calcium-rich custard made with a combination of egg yolk, milk and oats, this recipe is wholesome and nourishing and is sure to become a favourite with your baby or toddler.

What You Will Need

  • Oats – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Egg Yolk – from one egg
  • Brown sugar- 1 tbsp
  • Nut powder and chopped nuts – 1 tsp ( optional)

How to Prepare

  • Measure the ingredients and keep them ready. In a separate pan empty the egg yolk apart from the whole egg
  • Add the milk to the sugar and mix it well with a whisk. Ensure there are no lump and beat it until you see small bubbles. Heat the mixture on a low flame for 2-3 minutes while stirring in between.
  • Once you see the mixture becoming thick and cream in colour, toss the oats and the nuts powder if needed. Mix well and cook it for 5 minutes until the oats are soft and mushy. Switch off the gas once done. Serve it once cooled or refrigerate it if you desire.

Preparation Time Required

15 minutes

Appropriate Age

1 year

2. Egg Custard

Egg Custard

An easy and nutritious recipe, this vanilla custard is delicious baby food, and you will never reach out to the readymade ones once you have tried your hand at this one.

What You Will Need

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp honey
  • A drop of vanilla
  • 1 cup milk

How to Prepare

  • Take a pan and whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
  • Keep the pan on slow fire and stir until the mixture thickens and the custard coats the back of the ladle.
  • Remove from the pan, and it will continue to cook. You can replace the honey with sugar if your baby is allergic to honey.

Preparation Time Required

10- 15 minutes

Appropriate Age

8 months

3. Fruits with Custard

Fruit custard

What You Will Need

  • Mixed fresh fruits- 2 tbsp chopped
  • 1 digestive biscuit, crushed and powdered
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk

How to Prepare

  • Take a pan and mix the milk and sugar and bring to a boil. Toss the digestive biscuit and stir slowly making sure there are no lumps formed.
  • Let this mixture cool completely and then add the fruits.
  • Chop the fruits finely so that your toddler will be able to chew it with the spoonful of custard.

Preparation Time Required

10-15 minutes

Appropriate Age

1 year

4. Apple Custard

Another calcium-rich custard infused with the goodness of apples, almonds, milk and egg yolk. A perfect recipe to meet the dietary requirements of your toddler this custard is a healthy dessert.

What You Will Need

  • 1 medium-sized Apple
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Oats (optional)
  • 5 cups Milk
  • Egg Yolk from 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar- 2 tbsp
  • 1 tsp Nuts Powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Almonds powdered/chopped

How to Prepare

  • Wash and peel the skin of apples. Chop it into cubes and steam them to make a puree.
  • In a separate pan take egg yolk from the eggs.
  • Add the milk and brown sugar to the eggs and whisk it well. Stir and whisk until there are no lumps and you see small bubbles.
  • Heat the mixture on a low flame for 2-3 minutes and keep stirring in between
  • Once you see the mixture becoming thick and creamy in colour, add the oats along with the powdered almonds and nut powder. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes until the oats are cooked completely. The switch of the flame.
  • Add the pureed apples and give it a good stir to mix well. Serve once cooled or chilled.

Preparation Time Required

15 minutes

Appropriate Age

1 year

5. Banana Custard

Banana Custard

An eggless dessert with banana,milk and custard powder it is a great option for vegetarians.

What You Will Need

  • Banana- 1 large
  • Milk- 1 ¼ cups
  • Custard powder – 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery/brown sugar/honey – 2 tbsp
  • Chopped nuts – 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Nuts powder – 1 tbsp

How to Prepare

  • Mix the custard powder with ¼ cup of milk. Whisk it well and mix it without any lumps.
  • Chop the bananas and grind into a smooth paste. Keep some chopped pieces aside for garnishing at the end.
  • Heat the remaining milk in a pan on slow fire and add the custard mix little by a little while constantly stirring it.
  • Boil the mixture until it thickens and becomes creamy in texture. Add the nuts powder if you wish. Switch off the flame once completely done.
  • Add the pureed bananas and mix well.
  • Serve once cooled or refrigerate it and serve.

Preparation Time Required

15 minutes

Appropriate Age

1 year

Custards can be given to babies, but it is better to wait until you have an active toddler. In the meanwhile, a pudding would be a healthy alternative to satisfy their sweet tooth and feed them something healthy too.

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