Welp, the title may be a bit of a spoiler but GUESS WHAT I just made?!
You guessed right! MARSHMALLOWS!
This is huge for me because my kids have a serious love for all things sweet and these just so happen to be fun AND healthy. Yes. You read that right. Good-for-you sweets! Something you’ve always seen as a decadent summer dessert is now okay to eat for breakfast. 👀
Okay, okay…maybe not for breakfast but maybe on breakfast?
I can see it now! Beautiful fresh baked chocolate muffins with a melty marshmallow topping. 🤤
Or more realistically, on my coffee piled 3 high because yum.
On to the point-These marshmallows are made with grass-fed beef gelatin, honey and water. Easy peasy. Gelatin has numerous benefits but my favorite is the aid it offers to your gut lining. After researching the stuff, I let my kids pop these suckers like crazy. They ate them plain, on brownies and in their hot cocoa as a secret nutrient boost. I can think of no other sweet that I’m so liberal with. It really felt good to be happy to say yes every single time they asked for one.
Homemade marshmallows- my new best trick.
The original recipe is from http://www.mamathrivewellness.com. Head there for her post or continue on to follow my variation and clunky how-to ☺️
The recipe was as follows:
4 TBSP of Grass-fed gelatin
1 C of water (divided into halves)
1/2 to 3/4 C honey
And a capful of vanilla…I’m not really into exact measurements.
Arrowroot powder to dust/coat (or coconut oil to prepare the dish)
Ps. A stand mixer with a whisk attachment is key here as the whisking took 11 minutes on medium speed.
First, Line a casserole dish with wax paper and dust well with arrowroot powder. (Or grease it well with coconut oil if using that)
- Throw your gelatin and 1/2 cup of water in the mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
- Put other 1/2 cup of water, honey and vanilla in a pot over low heat just until the honey loosens and dissolves.
- Immediately pour the honey mixture into the gelatin mixture. you don’t want to heat the honey for long, over-heating honey can cause it to lose its health value. Whisk on medium speed for about 10 minutes or until you see soft peaks. (Super frothy and thick)
- Pour mixture into prepared dish. Dust the top with arrowroot powder (enough to thinly coat) Hang out. Wait some more.
- Plop upside down onto your cutting board and slice ’em up!
Y’all. Your gonna love ’em. And so will your babies!
You could easily try a cocoa variation and maybe even one with cinnamon or pumpkin spice too! Let me know how that goes if you do!
Until next time,
Jesus in & joy out, y’all. 🤟 Update: we tried cinnamon marshmallows
Verdict: YUM. I pile ’em high on my hot tea and the kids eat handfuls.🤘