6 Homemade and Simple Custard Recipes for Babies

Custard for Babies – Recipes You Can Try

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Custard is definitely a lovely dessert to complete a meal, especially for older babies who can comfortably eat and digest solid foods. Soft in texture and thick in consistency, the dish is easy for kids to gum up and swallow. If feeding custard to your little one has been on your mind lately, ensure that you start with a small portion of an age-appropriate custard recipe and increase the quantity slowly.

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 to their diet. As your baby grows, he can easily digest all the foods you feed him. Then, you could go for different types of custard as dessert for your baby after each meal. Here are some custard recipes you can make for your little one. 

Easy Custard Recipes for Babies

If you haven’t already fed your baby custard, you are probably wondering how you can feed it to you baby. Read on to find out some recipes of homemade custard for babies. These recipes are not only popular among babies, but even grown-ups enjoy having them.

Please note, all the recipes given below are for one serving only. You may want to increase the quantity of each ingredient for making more servings.

1. Oats Custard

Oats Custard

Oats custard is 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 your baby’s favourite dish.

Preparation Time: 5 to 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes

Appropriate for Age: 1 year and above  

What You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoon oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • One egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered dry fruit (optional)

How to Prepare

  • Heat the milk, add brown sugar and mix it.
  • Keep whisking the milk till it thickens and becomes cream-coloured. Whisking is important because milk gets burnt easily.
  • Ensure there are no lumps in it.
  • Toss the oats and powdered dry fruit.
  • Mix well and cook the mixture until the oats are soft and mushy (5 minutes approximately).
  • Switch off the gas once done.
  • Bring the custard to room temperature before serving it to your baby.

2. Egg Custard

Egg Custard

An easy and nutritious recipe, egg custard is a delicious dish for babies too, and we promise that you will never reach out for the ready-made custard once you have tasted a homemade version of it.

Preparation Time15 – 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Appropriate for Age: 1 year and above

What You Will Need

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon honey/castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup of whole milk

How to Prepare

  • Take a pan and whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Keep the pan on low flame and keep stirring until the mixture thickens.
  • When the custard coats the back of the ladle, remove it from the pan and set it aside for an hour or so.
  • You may refrigerate the custard, but serve it to your baby at room temperature only.

3. Fruits With Custard

Fruit custard

This recipe is yet another delicious yet healthy custard recipe for babies. You can choose to add any fruit you like in this recipe and feed it to your baby. You can feed most of the fruits to your baby if he does not like eating fruits.

Preparation Time10 to 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Appropriate for Age: 1 year and above

What You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoon mixed fresh fruits, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup, crushed and powdered makhana or whole wheat biscuits
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk

How to Prepare

  • Boil milk in a pan.
  • Add sugar to it and mix.
  • Toss the makhana/ biscuits and keep stirring so that it doesn’t get burnt and has no lumps.
  • Let this mixture cool completely.
  • Add the chopped fruits and give it a good mix.
  • Serve at room temperature.

4. Apple Custard

Apple custard is another calcium-rich custard with the goodness of applesalmonds, milk and egg yolk. It is a perfect dessert to meet the dietary requirements of your toddler.

Preparation Time15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes

Appropriate for Age1 year and above

What You Will Need

  • 1 medium-sized apple
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon oats (optional)
  • 5 cups of milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered dry fruit(optional)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered/chopped almonds

How to Prepare

  • Wash the apple and peel the skin.
  • Chop the peeled apple, steam it and make a puree.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolk, brown sugar and milk.
  • Ensure there are no lumps and whisk till you see small bubbles.
  • Stirring continuously, heat the mixture on low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • When the mixture thickens and gets a creamy colour and texture, add the oats along with powdered almonds and powdered dry fruit.
  • Mix well and cook until the oats are cooked completely(5 minutes approximately).
  • Then, switch of the flame, add the apple puree and give it a good stir.
  • Let the custard cool before serving.

5. Banana Custard

Banana Custard

Banana is a good alternative for eggs. This recipe is a fantastic eggless dessert recipe made with banana, milk and custard powder – a great option for vegetarians.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 to 25 minutes

Appropriate for Age: 1 year and above

What You Will Need

  • 1 large banana
  • 1.5 cups of milk
  • 1 tablespoon custard powder
  • 2 tablespoon jaggery/brown sugar/honey
  • 1 tablespoon powdered or chopped dry fruit (optional)

How to Prepare

  • Chop the bananas, keep some pieces aside for garnishing and grind the rest.
  • Mix the custard powder in half a cup of milk and whisk it well to remove lumps.
  • Heat the remaining milk in a pan on low flame and add the custard mix bit by bit while constantly stirring it.
  • Keep stirring even when the milk comes to a boil, thickens and becomes creamy in texture.
  • Add the dry fruit powder and mix.
  • Switch off the flame and add the pureed bananas.
  • Serve once cool.
  • You can also refrigerate it.

6. Banana Coconut Custard

Banana coconut custard is yet another delicious custard recipe your baby is sure to love if he is about 1.5 years or older. This recipe can be a good dessert option to introduce babies to the taste of coconut.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 to 35 minutes

Appropriate for Age: 1.5 years and above

What You Will Need

  • 1 chopped banana
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4th teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch salt

How to Prepare

  • Mix all the ingredients and whisk them to remove lumps.
  • Oil/ butter a souffle dish and pour the custard mixture.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of ice-cream or at room temperature just by itself.

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

Also ReadVegetable Purees for Babies

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