In this post we solve the hunger problem with this sugar free custard! Easy to make in 3 minutes and uses ingredients that you will have in the pantry.

I’m guessing that for most, if not all, of you the following experience will sound familiar! You have prepared what you think is a delicious meal for your beautiful little baby or toddler, however they turn their nose up at it: chucking it on the floor, spitting out or refusing to open their mouth. As the frustration builds there is also the sinking feeling that they are going to wake up in the night starving hungry or even if they don’t wake up they will probably be up super early demanding breakfast.

Sugar free custard and other sugar free recipes

Well the way I solve the hunger problem with Freddie is sugar free custard! It is incredibly easy to make, just 3 minutes, using ingredients that you are guaranteed to have in the pantry. Not only is it a quick and easy recipe it is also healthy. The milk provides fats that are essential for brain development and helps meet your child’s calcium requirement. The egg is packed full of vitamins and minerals and as it is a complete protein that will fill up your little one’s tummy and hopefully keep them going until breakfast.

It is great to be able to offer something that is sugar free. Sugar is in everything almost these days. So it pays to check the labels on your food products, especially in “low-fat” foods. These are often higher in sugar to try and make them more palatable and will therefore still make you fat.

Freddie loves his sugar free custard with chopped bananas. You could also try serving it with canned fruit (the kind that is in fruit juice) or stewed fruit.

Sugar free custardFor another sugar free dessert recipe, why not try my refined sugar-free plum tart and check out our  how to spot hidden sugars post. Libby over at Ditch the Carbs has lots of great ideas on reducing the white stuff in your families diet too. Or grab a copy of our Munch Seasonal Cookbook for Baby and Family which is full of great recipes for babies and toddlers.

Munch Mummy Kate

Sugar free custard
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  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla paste
  1. Whisk milk into cornflour, make sure you add it slowly so it doesn’t go lumpy.
  2. Whisk in the egg yolk.
  3. Microwave the custard for 1 minute.
  4. Stir and then continue to cook for 30 seconds at a time until set, stirring between each 30 second blast in the microwave.
  5. Do take care it will be extremely hot when it comes out of the microwave.
  6. Freddie loves his with chopped banana. You could also try serving it with canned fruit (the kind that is in fruit juice) or stewed fruit.
Use a microwaveable bowl to prepare and make custard.
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