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Cranberry Gummies (from whole fruit, Paleo, AIP, Keto, Vegan)

Cranberry Gummies are made from fresh or frozen cranberries. No refined sugars or store bought juice.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword aip, cranberry, gaps diet, gummies, keto, low carb, paleo, whole food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 40kcal
Author Megan
Cost $3

Equipment

  • blender
  • pot and stove

Ingredients

  • 7-1/2 to 8 ounces cranberries fresh or frozen, or 2 to 2-¼ cups
  • 3/4 cup + 1 cup more water divided (1-3/4 cup total)
  • ¼ to 1/3 cup maple syrup, according to taste or honey for GAPS; for Keto, use a liquid low carb sweetener like allulose.
  • 1/4 cup gelatin or 4 teaspoons agar agar powder

Instructions

  • Pour 3/4 cup water into pot. Add cranberries. Bring water to a simmer over medium heat. The cranberry skins may start to audibly POP as they crack. Once they begin to simmer, simmer 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. You may need to reduce the heat to medium-low to prevent boiling. Remove from the heat, so mixture can begin to cool.
    cooking cranberries process
  • When mixture is cooled to warm, pour into blender. Purée until smooth, about 35 to 45 seconds.
  • In small saucepan, place remaining 1 cup water. Sprinkle gelatin on top; or stir in agar-agar. Allow 2 minutes for the thickener to bloom (it will absorb the water and become translucent). It's okay if there's a tiny bit of gelatin left that isn't dissolved. For gelatin version, heat and stir over medium low heat until very steamy and dissolved but not yet simmering. For agar-agar version, bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Then simmer for 1 full minute.
    gelatin process for gummies
  • Combine cranberry purée, gelatin mixture and sweetener of choice. Whisk or stir together well.
  • Dispense into molds of choice right away, so purée doesn't begin to thicken. (I like to use this glass baster, so I don't have to use the plastic ones.)
    putting gummy liquid into molds process
  • Chill for 3 hours minimum or overnight. To unmold more easily and neatly (especially with small detailed molds), place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Unmold, defrost slightly and serve or store.
    frozen cranberry gummy bears

Notes

Gelatin *Discount*

  • Use this link for a 10% discount at Checkout. Enter the code BEAUTIFUL10.
The following nutritional data is for the Keto low carb version of this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg