Pumpkin Custard that is Dairy and Gluten Free? Oh yeah!
Delightful wholesome treat during the fall season – or anytime!
Many of the ingredients in this dish actually help promote good digestion like the spices cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), large round vegetables, and particularly those that are naturally sweet, round and hollow are seen to resemble the stomach, therefor support the body with nutrients and energetics for a healthy functioning stomach- hello pumpkin!
Can I share a secret with you? Sometimes I have this for breakfast!
Pumpkin Custard – Dairy Free Gluten Free
Free of Dairy, Gluten, Nuts, Corn, Soy
Makes 6 ramekins
*Use all organic and/or farm-raised ingredients.
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (not lite)
1 cup puree pumpkin puree (Earthy, moist, dense, nutritive)
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 to 1/2 cup Grade B maple syrup
1 tablespoon arrowroot (holds it together)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (warming, helps the body to properly assimilate sugars)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (warming)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (warming)
1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt (hydrophilic, helping the body to retain vital nutrients)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup.
In a large bowl, whisk together arrowroot, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
Gradually combine contents of medium bowl into large bowl, stirring constantly with a whisk to avoid clumping.
Pour batter into ramekins. Fill about 3/4 of the way full. Place ramekins into a 9×13-inch baking pan. Add enough warm water until it reaches halfway up the outsides of the ramekins.
Carefully place baking dish in the pre-heated oven and bake for 50 minutes.
When done, custard should be firm, with light brown tops.
Cool on wire rack.
Body-type and Wellness Insights
The moist, dense qualities of pumpkins are nature’s balance to the dryness to the Airy fall season.
These rounded squashes are intrinsically Earthy: being very rich in nutrients and needing rich soil in order to grow well, they have prolific seed production; and they show Earthy, care-taking qualities in the medicinal use of their seeds to expel parasites from the digestive tract in particular.
This Earthiness, combined with warming (the Element of Fire) spices of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon are the perfect balance to the coolness of fall and winter weather.
These spices are also very immune-supporting. I’m constantly amazed by the perfection of nature; that these elements, when combined, not only taste great, but they support us with nutrients and Elemental balance! Kids love this dish too!