Gut-Healing Gelatin – 3 Recipes!

I know, I know – I’m still on the gelatin kick. I did promise I’d share with you some of the fun I’ve been having with making EVERYTHING GUMMY. So here it is!

I’m also feeling generous on this fine Friday, so you’re getting 3 recipes for the price of reading 1 post! #thankmelater

You can find these and other delectable edibles over at Sprint 2 the Table for Laura’s Strange But Good recipe round-up, and Candyfit for Kierston’s Recipe Friday.

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So just a little quick word on this gelatin biz. Firstly, I’ve been convinced by many others in the ancestral/whole foods movement that gelatin from grass-fed cows is the way to go, and Great Lakes seems to be the gel o’ choice. It’s pretty pricey in the UK, but it does seem to last a while (despite my chronic daily use of it…).

For more on the health benefits of gelatin, this post is great.

Tip: the orangey box is the from piggies, the red box (kosher) is from cows and both of these form gels. The green box is hydrolyzed gelatin, and while it is still awesome for health benefits it does not gel so don’t bother with it if you want to make the following recipes. 

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1. Chocolate Gelatin Gummies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 can (250mls) coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • sweetener of choice (1 packet of stevia did it for me)
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Directions:

  1. Dissolve gelatin in cold water.
  2. Heat coconut milk in a saucepan over a low heat.
  3. Mix in the cocoa powder and sweetener.
  4. Add gelatine and stir thoroughly until dissolved fully.
  5. Pour into a container (moulds would be fun, but I just had ugly tupperware on hand)
  6. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or until set. Or freeze for an hour, if you have no patience.
  7. Slice into squares and chomp!

 

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2. Matcha Gelatin Jelly Sweets

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 250 mls water (for heating)
  • sweetener of choice (1 packet of stevia did it for me)
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Directions:

  1. Dissolve gelatin in cold water.
  2. Heat 250 mls water over a low heat.
  3. Add gelatine and stir thoroughly until dissolved fully.
  4. Pour into a container or moulds.
  5. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or until set.

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3. Coconut Gelatin Cubes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 can (250mls) coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • sweetener of choice (1 packet of stevia did it for me)
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder mixed with 1-2 tbsp water (for sauce – optional)
  • cacao nibs (for topping – optional)

Directions:

  1. Dissolve gelatin in cold water.
  2. Heat coconut milk in a saucepan over a low heat.
  3. Mix in the coconut and sweetener.
  4. Add gelatin and stir thoroughly until dissolved fully.
  5. Pour into a container (moulds would be fun, but I just had ugly tupperware on hand)
  6. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or until set. Or freeze for an hour, if you have no patience.
  7. Mix cocoa powder and water for a sauce and pour over cubes, add cacao nibs for crunch.

 

If you want even MWAR recipes using your new favourite powdered substance, I recommend checking out The Paleo Parents (this post is like a contents page for ALL the best paleo gelatin recipes ever). But above all, EXPERIMENT! And let me know if you discover any more fun gelatin recipes 😉

Happy gelling!

Have you experimented with gelatin yet?

 

 

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