After making a healthy refined-sugar-free caramel sauce, we could find no better recipe to try it on than a silky flan.
Among the various Vietnamese dishes we enjoy making, their coffee flan (Cà Phê Bánh Flan) is one of our favourites. So today, we'll show you how to make a healthy Vietnamese coffee flan, that is both vegan and refined-sugars-free.
Like any classic creme caramel recipe, the Vietnamese coffee creme caramel contains eggs, milk, and white sugar. Making allergen-free recipes is one of our primary objectives, so we made this flan both dairy-free and vegan by replacing eggs with vegan gelatin and cow milk with almond milk.
Moreover, this recipe contains zero refined sugars, thanks to our date caramel sauce and erythritol. Caramel made with raw dates has the consistency of real caramel and tastes like dates — yum. And it's easy to make! We'll show you how to do it below.
By preparing flan with just plant-based ingredients, you can enjoy a dessert that is both wholesome and tasty. One of these mini creme caramels has only 100 calories, with 3.9% carbs, 5% fats, and 2% sugars RDI. It's quite the thing considering that a traditional creme caramel has 267 calories, four times more sugars, and double the fats!
And you'll be happy to hear that this recipe is very simple to make. In fact, this is a no-bake flan. We broke down all the steps below to make it a breeze for you to follow along. Ready for something special? Let's go!