I am updating this recipe to be current and more baby friendly in line with the essence of this blog which is what brings you mums here.
Firstly, let’s meet egg yolk, the yellow part and the most nutrient packed part of the egg. The yolk contains 100% of the essential vitamins and fatty acids called DHA which are important for the growth and development of the brain. It is very rich in choline and cholesterol, which are very important for a growing child. The cholesterol is in fact an insulator for the brain nerves and helps in the digestion of fat.
Research shows that babies fed with egg yolk had improved iron levels than the unfed ones, without any significant effect on their blood cholesterol. This makes it a good one to introduce as a baby’s first food and for toddlers and kids. The white part of the egg is equally good but it is best introduced after one year because most allergic reactions come from there.
Now, I don’t have to go on about why homemade custard with egg yolk is the best. It is equally a good dessert for you if you are not bunkers about cholesterol, when science has assured us already that 2 eggs a day is perfectly safe for healthy people trying to stay healthy…otherwise eat the whites and ‘custard the yolks’ for the kids.
You need the high and low technique in making this egg custard. High loads of patience to keep stirring the stuff and low heat to ensure you get it right.
Banana Egg Custard for Baby
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup of whole milk – you can dissolve about a tablespoon of powdered milk in water. For baby formula, dissolve according to brand instructions (normally 1 spoon of milk to 30ml/oz water).
- 1 teaspoon cornflour
- 1 small mashed banana
- Pinch of spice (nutmeg, cinnamon or mixed spice)
- Put the yolk in a bowl and add the milk, cornflour and spice. Mix well and ensure there is no lumps.
- Pour the mix into a pot and cook on low heat, stirring continuously until it starts to thicken.
- Cook and stir for about a further minute and then bring down.
- Serve in a bowl with the mashed banana mixed in well.