This 2-Ingredient Squash Custard is the perfect cross between a healthy snack and a treat. It’s easy, low carb, suitable for Whole30, and it’s perfect for the GAPS intro diet!
Snack time – GAPS Intro style.
When on the GAPS intro diet, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on snack time. Gone are the days of crackers, smoothies, or a piece of fruit or carrot stick. In are the endless soups and mugs of broth. It doesn’t take long to crave something a little different!
The one thing that provides a little diversity on the intro diet is the number of vegetables you can have. Mind you, they must always be boiled, but at least you aren’t limited to only eating carrots.
All the squash.
Ever since my first stint with the GAPS intro diet a few years ago, squash has become a favorite veggie (or is it technically a fruit?) of mine. I’d never really enjoyed it before, since the only squash I’d ever really had was zucchini and pumpkin (but only in pumpkin pie – which was fine with me). But GAPS opened my eyes to the wide variety of squash there is to be had.
It didn’t take long for butternut to become a fast favorite. I started adding it to soups, making grain-free pizza crusts out of it, sticking it chili, making ice cream out of it (recipe coming soon!), and more. It’s a very versatile gourd!
Easy Squash Custard
Though I frequently use acorn squash or pumpkin for this easy GAPS intro snack/treat, butternut is my favorite. The flavor makes the dish sweeter, so that it almost seems like I’m eating a dessert! Which just happens to be one of the main things I miss…
Someday I’ll be able to have chocolate again! But until then, I’m feasting on this Easy Squash Custard.
Want more delicious GAPS intro stage 1 foods? Check these out…
- Spinach & Garlic Meatballs in the Instant Pot
- Ginger Honey Jello
- Easy Chicken Gravy
- 1-Ingredient Carrot Fettuccini Noodles
- Easy Homemade Yogurt in the Instant Pot
- 2-Ingredient Homemade Sauerkraut
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Easy Squash Custard
Free of pretty much everything but squash.
2 c. squash of choice, peeled, cooked until soft, and pureed
1 T. grass fed gelatin (I like to use Perfect Supplements gelatin)
Gently warm the squash until it’s just hot to the touch. You can do this in hot water, or make the custard as soon as the squash is boiled.
Place squash in blender and turn the blender on to puree (I use a Blendtec).
While the squash is pureeing, carefully remove the lid of the blender and slowly pour in the gelatin.
Turn of the blender and pour the pureed squash into a pint-sized casserole dish, or a few mugs or ramekins.
Refrigerate until set (a few hours).
Notes: If you use pumpkin, I would suggest adding a teaspoon or two of honey to the recipe, as pumpkin is kinda sour by itself.
If you’re able to handle fermented dairy, this squash is delicious with the addition of sour cream or creme fraiche!
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This squash custard looks incredibly creamy and delicious.
Thank you so much, Sandi!
I’ve never heard of the GAPS intro diet – gotta check that out first and come back to this awesome custard next!
It’s a crazy intense diet, Tina. But I’ve found so much healing through it! I hope you get a chance to enjoy the custard!
Raia, what a clever idea! thanks for sharing
Thanks, Suzy! 🙂
This sounds so good!!!
Thank you, Deanna! I think it’s pretty tasty. 😉
Omg this looks amazing! Definitely intriguing recipe!
Thanks, Joni! I love finding new ways to enjoy veggies. 😉
Oh the cute squash art work!!! Too cute! I bet this is delicious, especially when you’re craving more variety with the GAPS diet. So yummy and nutrient dense too!
Yes! It is a welcome change from soup. 😉 And the artwork is a plus, too…
Looks so smooth and creamy and I love the squash artwork!
Haha! Thanks, Linda. 😉
This looks so easy and nourishing. Love that it gels so well.
Thanks Anya! 🙂
Doesn’t get much more simpler or fresh than this! Looking forward to trying it!
I hope you enjoy it, Kathi!
I love simple recipes, and this 2 ingredients squash custard is the best! Thanks so much for sharing!
You’re so welcome!
I always think savory when I see butternut squash. But this sweet dessert is so creative and yummy!
Thank you, Michelle! It’s a very simple way to enjoy butternut. 🙂
I have never heard of squash being used this way, but it looks like a great new way to try it.
Hey Raia! I love how simple this recipe is and how it can be recommended to folks pursuing the GAPS diet! I could see myself making this with other squash as well!!
Yes! It’s great with pumpkin and I’ve made it with acorn squash as well. 🙂
Hi Raia, this looks amazing. What stage is this suitable for? Thank you
You can start this custard on stage 1 and carry it through all the stages. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!
OMG, I gotta make this for me and my baby! Is there any substitute for gelatine since I can’t find perfect bovine gelatine in my country (and I dont know any good brands for gelatine)
You could try agar agar powder, if you can find that. If you can buy things online, you should be able to find a good beef gelatin there. I hope you get to enjoy it, Eva!