Homemade Gummies

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Homemade Gummies

Every child loves the idea of getting a sweet in their lunchbox, and every parent loves the idea of their children eating healthy, nutritious food.  Which is why we absolutely love these Homemade Gummies - healthy, tasteful and easy to make!

They're free of refined sugar and preservatives, with the added goodness of gelatine. Some of the wonderful benefits of gelatine are listed below:

  • helps to build strong teeth, hair & nails
  • strengthens bones
  • encourages healthy digestion
  • helps with allergies
  • speeds up wound repair
  • skin health

For a full list of benefits in more detail have a look here:  

http://www.grassfedgirl.com/top-20-health-benefits-of-gelatin-helps-prevent-arthritis-cellulite-stretch-marks-wrinkles-brittle-bones-and-more/

 

Homemade Gummies

 

Makes:             about 40

Prep time:        about 20 minutes

Cook time:       about 2 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice - strained (try lemon or lime as well )

OR

  • 1/2 cup of pureed fruit + 1/2 cup liquid (water, coconut water)


  • 5 tablespoons of gelatine

  • 4 tablespoons of honey

Method

  1.  Bring the orange juice and honey to a low simmer
  2.  Add the gelatine slowly and mix until it's fully dissolved
  3.  Pour the mixture evenly into silicone moulds
  4.  Place in freezer to set for about 30 minutes
  5.  Enjoy!

*  If you want to use whole fruits instead of juice from the fruit, pureed berries of all sorts and mangoes provide the best results. If using frozen fruit, ensure the puree is close to room temperature before mixing with warm gelatine. You can strain the puree to get rid of the seeds or leave them in if you want a little texture. Because the puree is thicker than juice, use 1/2 cup puree and 1/2 cup liquid (this can be water, coconut water).

** Because these Gummies contain no preservatives they are best kept in the fridge and eaten within a few days.  Otherwise pop them free-flow in an airtight container in the freezer and pull them out as you need them.

***  The fish, duck and heart silicone moulds I have used are from KMart for $2 each.  If you don't have fancy-shaped moulds, pour the liquid into a baking tin lined with baking paper. Allow to set then cut into squares with a knife.




1 Response

Kahlia Hall
Kahlia Hall

January 18, 2018

Could you use Agar instead of gelatin? We found the taste repulsive once adding gelatin to our mix ?

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