Paleo Egg Custard

With the the backyard chickens in full production mode, it’s time to find something else to do with these eggs besides quiche. So how about some custard?

I have a lot of friends that are paleo, so I thought I’d take a stab at a paleo egg custard. I noticed it had to cook a little longer than “regular” egg custard, so keep that in mind. This also has an “eggier” taste than traditional custard.

Paleo Egg Custard

Paleo Egg Custard

3 cups unsweetened coconut milk
6 eggs at room temperature
3/4 cup of maple syrup
1-2 tsp nutmeg

Preheat your oven to 325 and prepare your custard cups.

I blended the eggs and maple syrup in my Ninja Blender until well combined, and added the coconut milk, blending again. Important note: make sure your lid, including the pour spout is securely closed when you do this or you may end up with custard mixture all over your kitchen counter. True story.
Making Paleo Egg Custard

Pour the custard mixture into your custard cups. Now, I only have 6 ramekins right now, and this recipe is probably enough for about 10 of them. Once you’ve poured the custard into your cups, sprinkle them with nutmeg.

Cooking custard requires a water bath. I have a fabulous roasting pan from IKEA that I love for custard baths. It fits my 8×8 glass pan or a bunch of ramekins really nicely. It’s heavy too, and has great handles. It’s an all around win. You’ll want your water to reach about 1/2 way up the ramekins.

paleo egg custard in a water bath

The trick to custard is to cook it long enough that a knife slices through it cleanly, but not to overcook it. I found that even with 4oz ramekins I still needed about 40 minutes to cook these. Both my eggs and coconut milk were at room temperature.

Once your custard is done, CAREFULLY remove the pan from the oven. I use my canning jar lifter to remove the ramekins from the pan and place them on a cooling rack.

Serve warm or cold, it’s up to you.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I can’t make custard at all; I never get it right. This a nice recipe with the coconut milk.

  2. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    This looks so good! I’ve never had custard before so I’d be interested in trying it.

  3. I’ve always founds custard to be hard to make. It just never comes out right. I’ll have to try your recipe!

  4. Looks yummy! I am going to try this recipe

  5. Amy Orvin says:

    Thank you for the recipe. My mom just had an egg custard pie the other day and it looked so good!

  6. Oh those look really good! I have not tried anything like this….will have to try this week!

  7. Priscilla S. says:

    I have been interested in trying a few recipes from the whole Paleo craze. This custard looks delicious!

  8. Julie Wood says:

    This sounds like a yummy custard recipe using Unsweetened coconut milk and maple syrup. I want to make this yummy dessert and see how it tastes. I just made regular custard with milk and it was good.

  9. I just love custard. I will be right over!

  10. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I haven’t tried to make this before but is sure looks good. Hope some of the others come back and comment after they tried since some had a hard time that did try making it. That would be mu luck

  11. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Oooh this looks delicious! My mom is always looking for good Paleo recipes, i’ll definitely share it with her. Thanks!

  12. shelly peterson says:

    I have never had this before but it looks interesting. I’m always looking for something new to make.

  13. I’m not real up on the Paleo bit but I do love a good custard, mmm!

  14. nicole dz says:

    I love custard but this does looks a different but Would love to try this. My hubby would even want to try it. Might make this weekend. Saved this to my favs!

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