Making homemade fruit gummies is easier than you think! These Pineapple Turmeric Gummies have lots of health benefits and are sweetened with honey, no refined sugar like store-bought gummies are packed with. Kids and adults alike will love these homemade gummies!
We’ve been on a homemade gummies kick in my house! My kids love them and we have been testing out different flavors to make these fun homemade snacks.
My first gummies recipe were these Homemade Mixed Berry and Spinach Gummies that appeared on the blog a couple years ago. It’s one of our favorite snack recipes that we make often!
I love how easy it is to add extra nutrition to homemade gummies. They can easily be made without refined sugar and you can add good-for-you ingredients that you might struggle to get your kids to eat otherwise.
How to Make Homemade Fruit Gummies
Once you try making homemade gummies, you will be hooked! The first thing you’ll need is gelatin. The gelatin needs to bloom before mixing into the fruit mixture. To do this, scoop the powdered gelatin into a small bowl of cold water and let sit for 5 minutes or so while you mix and heat up the fruit mixture.
Next you’ll heat up the pineapple mixture. Combine the pineapple juice, turmeric and honey in a sauce pan and heat over medium high heat for 5 minutes. It needs to be hot but not yet boiling.
Whisk together the hot pineapple mixture with the bloomed gelatin and let it cool a bit before pouring into a pan and refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.
Once the gummies are set, remove from the pan and use a pizza cutter to slice into squares. Or, you could use cookie cutters to cut into fun shapes!
A look at the ingredients
The ingredients used in these gummies have lots of health benefits, making this snack good-for-you too! Lets take a look at the ingredients used:
Gelatin: Gelatin is what makes these set into jiggly gummies. I like to use Vital Protein Beef Gelatin because it doesn’t contain any fillers and is high in collagen and essential amino acids.
Pineapple Juice: Pineapple is a fruit that is very high in Vitamin C and contains antioxidants. It reduces inflammation and can help with digestion. You can read more about the health benefits of pineapple here.
Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice that is often used in curry and other Indian dishes. It is also an anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants. You can adjust the amount of turmeric in this recipe based on your preference. If you enjoy the spicy flavor, add up to 1 teaspoon. If you aren’t a fan or are worried about your kids disliking the flavor, use just a dash or omit.
Honey: These gummies are naturally sweetened with honey. Honey contains vitamins and minerals that you won’t find in refined sugar. Most storebought gummies are high in refined sugar, so using honey as an alternative sweetener can be a healthier choice.