Brennan’s Oatmeal Custard

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Brennan’s Oatmeal Custard

Make Brennan's famous oatmeal custard with this easy recipe. 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Custard Recipes, Oatmeal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 438kcal


  • 5 beaten eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Mixed fresh raspberries and Black Berries (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 cup whipped cream for garnish


  • Mix eggs, milk, and cream. Strain to fully incorporate egg into mixture, discard any residue. Combine egg mixture with brown sugar, cinnamon, oatmeal, vanilla, and berries. 
  • Stir lightly until mixed.  Butter 8 ramekins that hold at least 1 cup each, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Fill ramekins to within 1/4 inch from the top. 
  • Set in baking pan and fill the pan with water to within 3/4 inch of the top of ramekins. Bake, covered, 1 hour. Remove water from the bath. Serve warm, garnished with berries and a dollop of whipped cream.


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Rose

    5 stars
    Brennan’s Oatmeal Custard is one of my daughter-in-law’s favorites when we go to Brennan’s in Houston. Made this recipe for her and she loved it. Light, yet rich, this is dessert for breakfast. What a way to start the day!

    • stephaniemanley

      i love their Sunday Jazz Brunch. This is a great fun dish. I am so happy that you enjoyed seeing this recipe here.

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