DIY Gut Loving Gummy Recipes

Homemade gummies are an easy-to-make treat that supports your gut health thanks to their use of high-quality gelatin. And with endless flavor combinations, they are a great way to sneak some extra nutrients into your day. Want to bump up their benefits even further? Utilize enzyme-rich fruits like papaya and kiwi.

While it may seem intimidating at first glance, we promise that making your own gut healing gummies is easier than you think.

Choosing A Gelatin


The key to getting your homemade gummies to become jiggly joys is the addition of gelatin. Gelatin is made from the bone and connective tissue of animals that has been dried and turned into a powder. While that may not sound so appealing, gelatin makes up almost a third of the protein in our bodies and plays a particular role in the health of your digestive system. So, adding it to your diet, in the form of foods like these gummies or bone broth, is a great idea. But be aware, the gelatin you use for your gummies is not the sugary Jell-O you grew up with but, should be a high-quality gelatin supplement.

Flavor Combinations


Once you’ve got the process of making homemade gummies, you can get super creative with your flavor combinations and make them as allergy friendly as you need them to be.

Want your gummies to be creamy? We love the natural sweetness of coconut cream for a natural creamy treat.

Fiber rich fruits will help you sneak some additional fiber into your kids’ day. We have found that apples can ‘hide’ in any flavor combination to increase the fiber without taking centerstage.

Fruits like pineapple, papaya, and kiwi contain natural enzymes that’ll give your gut some additional love.

Adding Natural Sweetness


Ultimately, the sweetness of your gummies is up to you and dependent on the fruits you utilize. If you do want a sweeter final product, we recommend utilizing a natural sweetener. We’re big fans of a high quality raw local honey because of the many benefits of this superfood. If you want to boost the sweetness without increasing the sugar, stevia and/or monk fruit drops are great choices for your homemade gummies.

Choosing A Mold


Ultimately, you do not need a mold to make homemade gummies. You can also make them in a glass baking dish that is lightly greased and then cut them to your desired size once they have set.

If you do want to use molds for your gut gummies, you can easily find different sized and shapes from kitchen stores, or Amazon. Any size or shape will work but do take the size of your mold into account when determining about how long your gummies will take to set.

To Make Homemade Gummies


Making gummies is as easy as 1-2-3. You first need to puree your fruit of choice and add any coconut cream, sweetener, and/or glutamine. Then you need to ‘bloom’ your gelatin (a process of allowing the gelatin to swell) by sprinkling over warm water or, warm a portion of your prepared puree and sprinkle your gelatin over top, allowing a few minutes before mixing through. Lastly, you simply pour your mixture into your molds and into the fridge it goes to set.

Tips For Making The Best Homemade Gummies

 

  • While you can make gummies without a mold, using a high-quality food-grade silicone mold will make the final product easier to work with and look a little more polished.
  • Give your gelatin time to bloom, rushing it could lead to gummies that don’t hold up.
  • It takes time for them to set. If you can, make them and let them set in the fridge overnight.

Mango Gummies


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 1 cup coconut water (or water)
  • 4 Tbsp high-quality gelatin
  • 2-4 Tbsp raw local honey (to taste)

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or blender, blend your fruit to a puree.
  2. Place your puree and water in a small saucepan and gently heat over low heat.
  3. Sprinkle your gelatin powder over top and it to sit for a minute or two for the gelatin to bloom.
  4. Whisk over low heat until your gelatin has dissolved. Do not let your mixture come to a boil.
  5. Pour your mixture into your mold/tray.
  6. Place them back in the fridge to set completely.
  7. Remove your gummies from your mold/tray and enjoy!

Raspberry Gummies


Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup coconut water (or water)
  • 4 Tbsp high-quality gelatin
  • 2-4 Tbsp raw local honey (to taste)

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or blender, blend your fruit to a puree.
  2. Place your puree and water in a small saucepan and gently heat over low heat.
  3. Sprinkle your gelatin powder over top and it to sit for a minute or two for the gelatin to bloom.
  4. Whisk over low heat until your gelatin has dissolved. Do not let your mixture come to a boil.
  5. Pour your mixture into your mold/tray.
  6. Place them back in the fridge to set completely.
  7. Remove your gummies from your mold/tray and enjoy!

Blueberry & Apple Gummies


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 4 Tbsp high-quality gelatin
  • 2-4 Tbsp raw local honey (to taste)

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or blender, blend your fruits to a puree.
  2. Place your puree and water in a small saucepan and gently heat over low heat.
  3. Sprinkle your gelatin powder over top and it to sit for a minute or two for the gelatin to bloom.
  4. Whisk over low heat until your gelatin has dissolved. Do not let your mixture come to a boil.
  5. Pour your mixture into your mold/tray.
  6. Place them back in the fridge to set completely.
  7. Remove your gummies from your mold/tray and enjoy!

Lemon, Ginger & Honey Gummies


Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 2 inches ginger (grated)
  • 4 Tbsp high-quality gelatin
  • 2-4 Tbsp raw local honey (to taste)

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine your ingredients and gently heat over low heat.
  2. Sprinkle your gelatin powder over top and it to sit for a minute or two for the gelatin to bloom.
  3. Whisk over low heat until your gelatin has dissolved. Do not let your mixture come to a boil.
  4. Pour your mixture into your mold/tray.
  5. Place them back in the fridge to set completely.
  6. Remove your gummies from your mold/tray and enjoy!

Strawberries & Cream Gut Gummies


This is our ‘trickiest’ gummy recipe in the bunch. If you like the layered look and creaminess of these gummies, you can apply the measurements and processes while swapping out the strawberries for a different fruit.

Ingredients:

  • 1 400 ml can coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp raw local honey
  • 1.5 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp high-quality gelatin

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut cream and honey over a low heat until honey has combined into your coconut cream and the mixture is just warm.
  2. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp of your gelatin powder over top and it to sit for a minute or two for the gelatin to bloom.
  3. Whisk over low heat until your gelatin has dissolved. Do not let your mixture come to a boil.
  4. In a food processor or blender, blend your strawberries to a puree.
  5. Place your puree, water, and vanilla in a small saucepan and gently heat over low heat.
  6. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp of your gelatin powder over top and it to sit for a minute or two for the gelatin to bloom.
  7. Whisk over low heat until your gelatin has dissolved. Do not let your mixture come to a boil.
  8. Using a mold, or a tray/pan, pour about 1/3 of the coconut cream mixture. Then gently pour over the strawberry layer to create a nice swirling of the two flavors.
  9. Set your mold/pan in the fridge to set.
  10. Once the first layer of your gummies has set (about 30 mins), gently pour the remaining coconut cream mixture over top to give your gummies a layered look.
  11. Place them back in the fridge to set completely.
  12. Enjoy!

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