Elderberry Gummy Recipe | A Delicious Recipe to Add to Your Collection
Posted on December 20 2018
Make This Delicious Elderberry Gummy Recipe and Boost Your Immune System with Elderberries and Gelatin
We can thank past generations for discovering the power of elderberries and for creating ways to extract their benefits. From teas to syrups, the traditional methods of preparing elderberry live on to help those who need it most. While the traditional methods are always an option, Andi Lynn’s has created a new elderberry recipe that makes the benefits of elderberries even more enjoyable: a gummy recipe! Discover what elderberries can do for you, and get creative by trying our delicious elderberry gummy recipe.
The Many Uses of European Elderberries
European elderberries, or Sambucus nigra, have been used traditionally as medicine for hundreds of years. In Europe, elderberries were used in folk medicine to treat colds and the flu, as well as a way to fight allergens and as a natural remedy for respiratory illnesses. Farther east, people in China used elderberries to reduce inflammation for joint and bone diseases. Even right here in the United States of America, Native Americans have used elderberries for various problems for thousands of years.
Today, many people enjoy the benefits of elderberries by taking it daily as an immune booster and supporter. Packed with nutrients like vitamin C and fiber, it’s no wonder that they support your health so perfectly.
Elderberries Meet Gelatin
Adults and children alike know gelatin as a delicious and fun treat to eat, but many don’t know that it is also packed with nutritious ingredients too. This fibrous protein contains many amino acids including glycine, lysine, and proline. Many people use gelatin to make gummies or as an additive to soups, drinks, and smoothies as it is believed to have a wide range of health benefits. Some of the health benefits may include improving skin health, aiding digestion, and maintaining bone strength. At Andi Lynn’s, we prefer the grass-fed gelatin as it improves the quality of the gelatin and the benefits you get when you consume it.
Combining the benefits of elderberries and gelatin was a no-brainer for us at Andi Lynn’s! To get the best of both worlds, we developed and elderberry gummy recipe that uses gelatin to give you serious health benefits.
Andi Lynn’s Black Elderberry Gummy Recipe
These homemade elderberry gummies can be used as a treat or little extra immune booster. They are super easy to pack in your children’s lunch or take with your morning breakfast. Not to mention, they are the perfect treat even for picky eaters.
Making your own elderberry gummies is the best option as you can control what ingredients go into the gummies. The Andi Lynn’s recipe focuses on wholesome ingredients and leaves out the added sugars, dyes, and preservatives which can diminish your immune response and cause food-allergy reactions.
Andi Lynn's Gummy Candy:
1C Andi Lynn's Winter Elderberry Syrup
1/2C Hot Water
1/4C Gelatin Powder
1T Coconut oil (for greasing 9x9 square pan)
Grease the glass pan with coconut oil. Mix ¼ cup Andi Lynn's Winter Syrup with ¼ cup of Gelatin Powder. Add ½ cup of hot water and stir until combined. Add the remaining Andi Lynn's Syrup and stir or whisk until completely smooth. Pour into greased dish or greased candy molds and refrigerate until completely firm.
Slice into bite-sized squares or allow the kids to cut shapes with cookie cutters (if not using the molds). Place into an air-tight container in the fridge on parchment or waxed paper. Use within ten days.
Give our elderberry gummy recipe a try and maybe add in your own twist then let us know how you like the gummies on our Facebook page!
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