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Healthy flan
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This flan is a very easy dessert, only 4 ingredients and it is the perfect dessert for any time of the day.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 flan
Author: Gaspar Carreira
  • 4 cups skim milk 1 liter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cups coconut or muscovado sugar 140g
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut or muscovado sugar 70g
  • 2 Tbsp water
  1. In a hot pan put the sugar of the caramel and the water and leave to low fire, without stirring, until the sugar begins to melt. Stir gently until the caramel is ready and put in the molds, muffin molds or round molds (6cm in diameter). Let cool to temp. ambient.

  1. Boil the milk with the sugar, stir every few seconds, and let cool. In another bowl beat the eggs together with the vanilla and pour over the milk.

  2. Put the mixture on the caramel and cook in a water bath* until firm, for approximately 35-40 minutes.

  3. Let cool in the refrigerator and enjoy with dulce de leche or cream.

Recipe Notes

* Baking in a water bath means that the mold of the flan is inside another mold, or a baking pan, with water. With only 1 or 2 fingers of water it’s enough.