3, 2, 1 Custard | Paleo Breakfast Recipe

There are only 3 real food ingredients in these quick and healthy custards.

3 Ingredient Custards
Can you guess why this is 3, 2, 1 Custard? Um hum. You use 3 eggs, 2 ripe bananas & 1 can of coconut milk.

3, 2, 1 Custard is my new favorite breakfast treat. The flavor is exactly like banana bread – but these custards are gluten-free and free of any added sugar!

Custard ingredients

In case you have never cooked custards, they cook in what’s called a water bath. Simply place your custards in a baking dish large enough to hold them, then add hot water about 1 inch up the sides of the custard cups. Using a tea kettle and pouring it in while the custards are on the oven shelf eliminates a lot of spills.

Water Bath

I use half pint mason jars to make my custards. This makes the custards easy to store in the fridge. Plus, it makes for a nice breakfast on the go! If you fill the mason jars about 2/3rds of the way full it makes 6 custards. It also leaves room for toppings. My girls enjoy cinnamon, walnuts and a bit of real maple syrup on theirs. I’m partial to a bit of toasted coconut, and I love adding about a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the blender too!

Looking for cheap coconut milk? Here’s how I save on buying organic coconut milk.

3, 2, 1 Custard

3, 2, 1 Custard


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 can coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Crack eggs into a blender. Add bananas and coconut milk. Blend.
  3. Place 6 half pint mason jars in a baking dish large enough to hold them.
  4. Divide custard batter evenly between the mason jars.
  5. To cook custards in a water bath, pour one inch hot water into pan surrounding mason jars.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool in the water bath before refrigerating.
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  1. Hey there!
    Is there any variation of a custard “for one” that could be microwaved opposed to the oven?
    Or to simplify, could you bake this in the microwave rather than baking in the oven?:) thanks!

  2. Hi Ree, I’ve never tried microwaving the custards. I’m not sure you could. Andrea

  3. Hi Andrea, going to try your custard recipe, but want to make it 2 days before serving (will keep it refrigerated after cooking). Will this work?

  4. Hi Andrea, want to make this 2 days ahead and refrigerate until needed. Will this work?

  5. Hi Geri, Yes! The custards will keep for 2 days. Andrea


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