The ingredients of a Heinz banana custard baby food pouch are as follows: Water, Full Cream Milk (25%), Sugar, Cornflour, Unsalted Butter, Banana Purée (1.5%), Cream, Natural Flavours.
To be honest, custard has never really entered my mind as baby or toddler food, however Aunty Lonnie was recently telling that unfortunately some babies are fed stuff like Heinz banana custard as one of their first foods, so I thought I might pop up an alternative recipe that would be handy for a treat or toddler pudding that is full of real and delish ingredients unlike most commercial custards on the market (I would not recommend giving it to a baby under one as it contains eggs and nuts). The custard was beautiful, however my little omnivore decided he would rather eat radishes and salmon instead (as in, the whole chunk of salmon from dad’s plate before he got home for lunch!)…typical! Oh well, more for moi!
Gluten, dairy, refined sugar free, paleo.
1 1/4 cups almond milk
Get a whisk and wooden spoon ready!
1. Whisk eggs in a bowl and set aside
2. Gently heat almond milk in a heavy saucepan on a low heat until just simmering. Turn heat down to lowest setting once simmering
3. Add eggs while whisking, then stir continuously until custard thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool before serving.
Optional flavours: mashed or puréed fruit such as banana, whole or chopped fruit, vanilla, coconut cream, sweetener such as honey or rice malt syrup (for fructose free), cinnamon, raw cacao or cocoa
x Aunty Bee