Our Little World Has Changed
When your kiddos are on the Intro part of the GAPS diet, they look forward to any treat, do they not? My kiddos look forward to the ginger tea we “brew” each day – it’s practically the highlight of their day.
Hey, whatever works. . . this diet starts off so strict, I’m happy to give them some kind of treat.
Another thing that’s kind of funny. I’ve noticed that when they initiate conversation throughout the day, it almost always deals with – you guessed it – FOOD.
“Mama, when we get off our diet, I want 9,000 pancakes”
“Mama, the first food I want to eat when I get to heaven is pizza”
“Mama, when can we have marshmallows?”
“Mama, the first place I want to eat when we get off our diet is ________” – fill in with the restaurant du jour
And so on. And so on. I try not to let the conversation linger in the realm of food – there’s a lot of opportunity for frustration. I feel for them, and I know what they’re going through. GAPS Intro is HARD. One of the hardest things I’ve ever taken on in my life.
Your whole world changes.
Which is why Ginger Honey Gummies are such a big stinkin’ deal now. They clamor for these night and day. If you’re on Intro and you’re looking for a nice way to get in more ginger and gelatin (very healthy stuff), then consider whipping these up.
>>>Here’s some more information about healthy ginger
>>>And more about healthy gelatin
You don’t have to be on the GAPS diet to enjoy these. They are for everyone! But I do think GAPS kiddos, especially those on intro, would especially appreciate these, as well as any ginger lover.
A Word on Stevia:
In order to use less honey, I have added dried green stevia powder to the recipe. The white stevia powder/stevia liquid is NOT GAPS-legal, but the green stevia is. According to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on page 15 of the FAQs, “A bit of fresh stevia herb is OK, as any edible herbs.” So if you have it, you can use it. You don’t have to, though – the recipe will still taste fine with honey alone.
Let’s get started!
Ginger Honey Gummy Snacks – GAPS-legal, Intro-legal
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (a cheese grater works perfectly)
- 1/16 teaspoon green stevia (where to find green stevia powder)
- 2 cups + 1 cup filtered water, divided use
- 1/4 cup grass-fed gelatin (where to find gelatin)
- 1 tablespoon raw honey – if not using green stevia, double the honey (where to find raw honey) Note: if you are not necessarily trying to keep the sugar low, you can add three tablespoons honey.
- Cheese grater
- Medium pot
- Another heat-safe pot or bowl to strain the ginger out
- Or, you can use a tea strainer to put the ginger into, so you won’t have to strain it again
- Medium sized bowl or large measuring cup
- Silicone spatula or spoon
- Whisk – I love this one
- Silicone molds and/or glass pan
- Add 2 cups water and green stevia to a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-5 minutes, then turn off the burner. Add in grated ginger. Can use tea strainer if desired.
- While that is heating up, whisk gelatin into 1 cup of water in a separate bowl or measuring cup. It will get really thick, and that’s okay.
- When the ginger water is finished simmering, use a strainer to strain into a separate bowl or pot. If you use the tea strainer, you don’t need to do this.
- Spoon the gelatin mix into the hot ginger water as quickly as you can. (A silicon spatula works well here.) Whisk quickly until all the gelatin is dissolved into the hot liquid.
- Stir in honey.
- Pour into molds if you like, or pour into a square glass pan.
- Allow to cool in refrigerator for 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator – I never cover them since we eat them so quickly, but you can if you want to. 🙂
The stevia herb is a powder and is not water-soluble. You’ll see little green specks in your gummies if you use it.
I hope your kiddos love these healthy snacks as much as mine do. Happy healing!
46 thoughts on “Ginger Honey Gummy Snacks – GAPS legal”
I just made a batch of these! Thank you for sharing!!
My kids are not on GAPS, but I’m always looking for creative ways to get good food into them. I added a cinnamon stick to the ginger water while it was simmering, along with a few pieces of lemon zest. Can’t wait to see how they tase!
Alece, the cinnamon and lemon are GENIUS!! Thanks for sharing that; I love when readers share how they change things up so other readers can get ideas. Thanks for stopping by!
These are so lovely! I wish I’d remembered to pick up some gelatin at the store. Once I get some, I want to make these gummy snacks!
Thanks, Julia!! I hope you like them. 🙂
How do you store these? Do they need to stay refrigerated? Can you pour it into glass dish then use cookie cutters to cut out cute shapes? Thanks
Ja Neva, thanks for this question. I forgot to put this in the post! I’ll change it! Yes, these keep great in the refrigerator but they start drying and curling when you leave them out for too long. Definitely keep in refrigerator. I haven’t tried doing shapes with cookie cutters – but since these are the same consistency as those jugglers from when we were kids, I bet it would work great! If you try it, let me know how it goes!
Every time I make this or a variation of, it gets really foamy. After pouring into molds and letting set up, the foam rises to top and it leaves the very top or back really bubbly. It always tastes fine but is there a way to keep that from happening?
Yes, the foaming happens about half the time with mine as well. I’m only guessing, but maybe whisking the gelatin into the hot water a little slower and letting the hot water cool down more before adding the gelatin would help. I tried to find a way to help this online and couldn’t find anything. If you do, please let me know! 🙂
Thanks so much for the suggestions! I’ll definitely try them out 😉
I AM GOING TO TRY THIS, BUT WILL TWEAK IT BY ADDING GREEN TEA POWDER ALONG WITH 3 T. OF HONEY AND AFTER THAT I WILL TRY IT WITH THE ABOVE RECIPE ALONG WITH TURMERIC + 3 T. OF RAW HONEY.. THANKS FOR SHARING..
Marshmallows are easy to make, it only takes gelatin and sugar! Is it the sugar substitute that’s hard to sub for on this diet?
Hi Donye, I hope to have a marshmallow recipe to offer soon on the blog! Usually sugar is well-substituted with honey, so I’m going to try it that way. Thanks for stopping by!
Haha. My kids keep saying, “When the GAPS Diet is done we can eat our Christmas CANDY!” Yeah, they made me save it… 6 months and counting. :p Your gummies sound good, I think we lived of honey & kefir jello when we were on the intro, as well. 😉
Ooh, honey and kefir jello sounds yummy Raia!! 😀
This is great I've been adding matcha powder or MSM to mine – love this thanks!
When I made these they were impossible to get out of the mold in one piece…. can anyone tell me what that means?
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Hi Amy! I would try adding another tablespoon of gelatin. Let me know if you try it! <3
I made these, not with exact recipe i bought gelatin in bulk, everything else is natural, i stored them in a tupperware container and after 3-4 days I noticed this morning that they were starting to mold? So the second batch, I am keeping in the fridge.
Hi Danielle! Yes, definitely keep them in the fridge!
Yummy. My kids love ginger, so I think these will go over well.
What is the best way to store these when taking some along for a car trip?
Also do you think If I substitute fresh juices like ginger and carrot for the water and don’t add the honey it will turn out? I’m not opposed to honey or water for that matter. But I want to kick up the spice with ginger juice and I also really enjoy ginger. I was also thinking of kicking up the vitamins with a veggie juice instead of the water.
What do you think about these tweaks to your already fabulous recipe?
Hi CC_TX, I would keep these in a cool area, like an ice chest. You can definitely try substituting with fresh juices! Just be aware that heating the juices, as you would have to for this recipe, will cause a loss of enzymes and nutrients. But it would still be a nice way to change things up! Thanks for your comment.
do you remember how long your second-fridge batch lasted?
Hm, I don’t, but if I had to guess, I would guess about 5 days. ?
I have organic liquid stevia. How can I convert from stevia powder for this recipe?
I am not sure, as different types of stevia have different strengths. My only advice would be to experiment until you find what works. <3
Mine had the consistency moreso of Jello, rather than a gummy. Did I do something wrong?
Awesome , my daughter loved it so much. Thanks for sharing this blog.
I’m wondering anyone tried it with agar agar powder? Will it be one to one subs?
Super disappointed. I just made these this morning and there is only a tiny hint of flavor. What did I do wrong?
Maria, I would try increasing the ginger and honey, or boiling the ginger for a longer period of time. Try that and see how that works.