Vanilla Bean Flans with Agave Syrup & Caramelized Walnuts
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the flans for up to 2 days. Store walnuts (Steps 7-8) in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Equipment: Six 6- to 8-ounce straight-sided ovenproof ramekins
Note: Agave syrup or nectar is the naturally sweet juice extracted from the agave plant. It has a lower glycemic index and is lower in calories than table sugar, but is even sweeter. Use it in moderation when substituting for table sugar. Look for it near other sweeteners in natural-foods stores.
2 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 lean meat, 1 fat