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Classic Honey Flan

A heart healthy twist to a classic dessert.

Recipe Source: Delicious Heart Healthy Latino Recipes
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
5 minutes 45 minutes 4 servings ½ C


Nonstick cooking spray

1 large egg

½ C egg substitute

1½ C fat-free (skim) milk

¼ C plus 3 Tbsp honey, divided

½ tsp grated lemon zest

1 tsp vanilla

½ tsp ground cinnamon

calories 199
Total fat 2 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 114 mg
Total fiber 0 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrates 40 g
Potassium 235 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 °F. Spray four ovenproof custard cups with nonstick cooking spray.

  • 2
    Prepare the water bath: Bring water to boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

  • 3
    Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl combine the whole egg, egg substitute, milk, ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon of honey, grated lemon zest, and vanilla. Beat until mixed, but not foamy.

  • 4
    In a separate bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of honey and cinnamon, and mix to blend well.

  • 5
    Place the custard cups in a baking dish that is large enough to accommodate them plus the water bath. Spoon ½ tablespoon of honey and cinnamon into each custard cup. Divide the egg mixture equally into each custard cup.

  • 6
    Place the baking dish on the middle rack in the oven and pour the boiling water into the baking dish to a depth of 1 inch, taking care not to let the water splash into the flan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife blade comes out clean when inserted.

  • 7
    Serve warm or cold. Before serving, loosen the edges with a knife or spatula and invert onto individual dessert plates.

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