Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Is It Breakfast, Or Is It Dessert? Banana Coconut Custard

Athletes love bananas with a passion unparalleled by any other fruit. Paleo lovers feel similarly about all things coconut: coconut oil, coconut milk, flaked coconut, you name it. And if you're an active person, it's nice to have something simple to make, yummy to eat, nutritious, and full of protein, good fats, some carbs, and all the wonderfulness that bananas and coconut bring when combined.

Voila! Enter the Banana-Coconut Custard. I have to admit, I just invented this for breakfast this morning, since I was tired of my usual veggie/egg scramble. Here's the basic recipe:

1 banana, smushed
2 eggs, whipped to a frenzy
4 tablespoons coconut milk
3 tablespoons flaked coconut (large flakes)

I whipped up the eggs, added the coconut milk and blended until creamy. Folded in the well-smushed banana, and the coconut flakes. Then I put it in the microwave for 90 seconds. The middle still looked a little goopy so I put it in for another 60 seconds. As you can see, it rose up in a lovely souffle-like manner and was a light and tasty start to the day. It's a testament to how few sweet things I've been eating that this tasted more like a dessert than breakfast to me.


Tracy said...

Do you think it would cook the same in the oven? I'm just not a microwave cooker, but it looks GOOD - two of my fav foods.

Robin said...

I would think so. People have been making custards long before microwaves. You could probably check in something like a Betty Crocker cookbook to see how they do custards in the oven.