Gluten Free Flan/ Caramel Custard … Lowest Possible Calories

Caramel Custard has been my all time favorite custard. Learnt it from my best friend’s mom when I was in college. She has a great influence on my cooking, I have unknowingly learnt my favorite cooking from her. She used to make this with bread and in a steamer. In my Gluten Free days, I have let go the bread and use oven instead of steamer. Otherwise it’s just the old recipe she taught me. 

Serves 2

Things you will need: 

  • 3 egg whites and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cup low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar for caramel
  • 1/8 cup sugar for custard
  • Pinch of cinnamon or pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. In a thick bottom pan add sugar and 1 tbsp water, melt it on simmer/ medium and stir it occasionally. Once it forms a golden brown syrup take it off the heat.
  2. Divide the syrup in two oven proof serving bowls. Swirl and let it cool.
  3. Warm (not boil) the milk and keep it aside.
  4. Beat the eggs and mix rest of the sugar, milk, vanilla and nutmeg in it.
  5. Pour the mix over caramel.
  6. Place the bowls in 1″ deep water in an oven proof trey.
  7. Heat the oven to 350deg F and let the custards bake for 35 to 45 minutes or till the knife dipped in it comes out clean.
  8. Cool it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more and serve it cold.



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