Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows made with Gut Healing Ingredients

These homemade marshmallows have collagen rich grass-fed gelatin and contain a decoction of marshmallow root. Both are healing to the gut lining. They use maple syrup and honey instead of corn syrup or refined sugar. They are still a treat, however, and I recommend just having one if you can stop yourself. Best made and taken to a party or campfire to share! 

To make homemade marshmallows you will need:

  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • organic chopped marshmallow root
  • 4 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin
  • 1/2 cup raw organic honey
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • coconut oil (avocado)
  • Arrowroot or organic cornstarch
  • Candy thermometer
  • Parchment Paper

Directions:

  1. First, add your marshmallow root and your water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat. Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, strain out the marshmallow root.
  2. Next, add your gelatin to the bowl of your stand mixer with 1/2 cup of the marshmallow root water. This will allow the gelatin to soften.
  3. Next, add the honey, maple syrup, and 1/2 cup of the marshmallow root water to the medium-sized sauce pan you used before (be sure to rinse it out first.)(You may have some water leftover. Just drink or discard.) Make sure your pan is not too small or your mixture may boil over. It is a horrible mess to clean up! I am unfortunately speaking from experience here. Also, don’t use a large pan or your mixture may get too hot too quickly and burn. No fun!
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat until it reaches 240-242 degrees, no higher.
  5. Next, turn on the stand mixer on low to mix soften gelatin. Very slowly add the honey/syrup mixture.
  6. Once all the honey/syrup mixture is added, turn your mixer on high. Once it is almost cool, usually about 7 minutes, add your vanilla. Mix for 1-3 more minutes.
  7. Spoon the mixture into a pan lined with parchment paper, greased with either coconut oil or avocado oil, and lightly dusted with either arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch. Choose the pan size for the shape marshmallow you like. The bigger the pan, the shallower the marshmallow. For a square marshmallow, choose and 8 x 8 pan.
  8. Smooth the top of your marshmallow mixture with your spatula. If it is not smooth emough, you can grease your hands and pat it down.
  9. Let your marshmallows set overnight. (You don’t have to do this, but they will cut much easier.)
  10. After your marshmallows have set up, use the parchment to life them out of the pan.
  11. Cut with a well-greased serrated knife or pizza cutter.
  12. Dust marshmallows with arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch (the only way to get cornstarch that is not GMO is to buy organic cornstarch.)
  13. These roast better after they have set out a bit. I set mine on racks for most of the day before moving them to an airtight container.

Homemade Marshmallows made with Gut Healing Ingredients
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Prep Time
40 min
Prep Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cup water
  2. Organic Chopped Marshmallow Root
  3. 3 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin
  4. 1/2 cup raw organic honey
  5. 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  8. coconut oil (avocado)
  9. Arrowroot or organic cornstarch
  10. Candy thermometer
  11. Parchment Paper
Instructions
  1. First, add your marshmallow root and your water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat. Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, strain out the marshmallow root.
  2. Next, add your gelatin to the bowl of your stand mixer with 1/2 cup of the marshmallow root water. This will allow the gelatin to soften.
  3. Next, add the honey, maple syrup, and 1/2 cup of the marshmallow root water to the medium-sized sauce pan you used before (be sure to rinse it out first.)(You may have some water leftover. Just drink or discard.) Make sure your pan is not too small or your mixture may boil over. It is a horrible mess to clean up! I am unfortunately speaking from experience here. Also, don't use a large pan or your mixture may get too hot too quickly and burn. No fun!
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat until it reaches 240-242 degrees, no higher.
  5. Next, turn on the stand mixer on low to mix soften gelatin. Very slowly add the honey/syrup mixture.
  6. Once all the honey/syrup mixture is added, turn your mixer on high. Once it is almost cool, usually about 7 minutes, add your vanilla. Mix for 1-3 more minutes.
  7. Spoon the mixture into a pan lined with parchment paper, greased with either coconut oil or avocado oil, and lightly dusted with either arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch. Choose the pan size for the shape marshmallow you like. The bigger the pan, the shallower the marshmallow. For a square marshmallow, choose and 8 x 8 pan.
  8. Smooth the top of your marshmallow mixture with your spatula. If it is not smooth emough, you can grease your hands and pat it down.
  9. Let your marshmallows set overnight. (You don't have to do this, but they will cut much easier.)
  10. After your marshmallows have set up, use the parchment to life them out of the pan.
  11. Cut with a well-greased serrated knife or pizza cutter.
  12. Dust marshmallows with arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch (the only way to get cornstarch that is not GMO is to buy organic cornstarch.)
  13. These roast better after they have set out a bit. I set mine on racks for most of the day before moving them to an airtight container.
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Homemade Marshmallows

 

 

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd: A Nutritious Treat

This Lemon Curd recipe (printable version is at the bottom of the post) is one of our favorite toppings for our homemade yogurt! We often have it for an after dinner treat. If you have ever had Ellenos Greek yogurt with lemon curd, this tastes exactly like it. It is also nice to drizzle this lemon curd on pancakes or waffles, or use it anywhere else you would use a lemon curd. Save those leftover egg whites to make homemade marshmallows or strawberry souffle. (Posts coming soon!)  As a bonus, it is a tasty way to get some important nutrition. Indulge me while I break down the ingredients for you.

Pasture-raised egg yolks contain:

  • Omega 3’s (Important for brain and mood health) 
  • Vitamin E (An Anti-oxidant that helps repair cellular damage.)
  • Vitamin D (Important for immunity and mood)
  • Vitamin K2 (Hard to get in your diet unless you eat liver or leafy greens)
  • Choline (Crucial to cognitive function)

Organic lemon juice contains:

  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • B6

Organic Lemon Zest contains:

  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber

Grass-fed organic Butter Contains:

  • Vitamin K2 (This is hard to get in your diet unless you eat liver or leafy greens)
  • Buytrate (An anti-inflammatory fatty acid)
  • Omega 3’s (Brain and mood health)
  • Vitamin A (Good for eyes and teeth)
  • Vitamin E
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid (Immune booster)

Why raw honey and maple syrup instead of sugar?:

Homemade Yogurt Topped With Lemon Curd
Homemade Yogurt Topped With Lemon Curd

This lemon curd does not use sugar like a conventional recipe. We all have heard the dangers of processed sugar, right? If not, let me know and I will do a post about it. Using a combination of honey and maple syrup, give this recipe some sweetness, while actually adding some nutrients.

  • Maple syrup contains trace minerals.
  • Honey contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

To make Lemon Curd, you will need:

Lemon Curd

  • 6 pastured egg yolks
  • 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed, organic unsalted butter
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • ice (for ice bath)

To make the Lemon curd:

  1. Wash and zest the lemons and then juice them.
  2. In a heat-proof mixing bowl (or a double boiler), mix the egg yolks, lemon juice and chopped zest, honey, maple syrup, and salt.
  3. Set the bowl over a pot of boiling water and mix. Once the mixture has thickened, (about 5-8 minutes) start adding the butter one chunk at a time. (If you don’t have unsalted butter on hand, just eliminate the salt and use salted butter.
  4. Once the the butter is melted, remove from heat. Place the bowl inside a larger bowl filled with ice water.
  5. Enjoy!

Lemon Curd
Yields 1
A nutritious lemon curd recipe using no refined sugar.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 pastured egg yolks
  2. 3 lemons
  3. 1/4 cup raw honey
  4. 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  5. 1/4 cup grass-fed, organic unsalted butter cut into chunks
  6. Pinch fine sea salt
  7. Ice (for ice bath)
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry lemons. Zest them and then juice them.
  2. In a heat-proof bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the butter. (Remember that the ice is for the ice bath 😉
  3. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir it frequently. Once the mixture thickens (about 5-8 minutes), start adding the butter one chunk at a time.
  4. Once the butter is melted, remove the bowl and put it into a larger bowl with ice to stop the cooking.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You will have zest in your lemon curd. If you would like a smoother consistency (we do), then push it through a fine mesh strainer before it cools.
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 What about you? Do you love lemon curd? Have you made lemon curd before? Are you going to try?

Lemon Curd