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Last Updated on November 28, 2020
Making paleo marshmallows is a breeze and you only need 9 ingredients! Gelatin is the most important ingredient in this recipe and it has several surprising benefits that will make you add extra to your diet.
So what’s the big deal about Gelatin? It seems like every time I turn around someone is screaming from the mountain tops about how it helps clear skin, reduce wrinkles, health tooth decay and gives you hair like Beyonce.
With 40 glaring down on me like the eye of Sauron, I knew I had to start adding it to my diet. I bought myself a can of it and starting putting it in my tea every day and amazingly enough, I did see an improvement in my skin.
Seriously, I was in the middle of the dessert section of my book and eating sugar like a preteen and my skin cleared up. Say What?
Yes and when my friend Sylvie from Hollywood Homestead sent me a copy of her book The Gelatin Secret I read through it immediately to see what other important information I had been missing.
If you are someone who suffers from the any of the following:
- Joint pain
- Acne and wrinkles
- Tooth decay
- Hormone imbalances
Than you need to consider adding gelatin to your diet. It’s so simple to do. Seriously, add it to a cup of coffee or dirty chai in the morning and you are done for the day.
However, you need to make sure that you are buying the correct gelatin. This is why the Gelatin Secret is your must have guide on how to navigate this superfood.
This book is jam packed with information and an absolute bargain at less than $25. No more guessing or having to search google for an hour to learn the amazing benefits of gelatin.
What you’ll need for this Recipe:
- Filtered water
- Maple syrup
- Pure vanilla extract
- Arrowroot powder
- Ground cinnamon powder
- Sea salt
- Parchment paper
How to Make This Paleo Marshmallow Recipe:
Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper and grease with a small amount of coconut oil.
Sprinkle the cinnamon/arrowroot powder mix on the parchment paper and spread evenly.
Warm 1/2 cup of water on low heat and combine with the gelatin and mix well (I use an immersion blender for this)
Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of water in a small pot and combine with honey, vanilla, maple syrup and salt.
Once finished, immediately but SLOWLY combine the gelatin and honey mixture into a bowl with mixer on highest setting.
Mix on high until the color lightened and the mixture becomes light and fluffy and sticks to the beaters (this may take up to 10 minutes).
Pour mixture into prepared 8 x 8 baking dish and let cool in the fridge for 1 to 4 hours depending on how firm you want the marshmallows (less time = less firm
Please note these can not take any heat and will melt immediately!
If you like this Paleo Marshmallow recipe, you’ll love:
Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows (Paleo)
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Cinnamon Covered Paleo Marshmallows
This Paleo Marshmallow recipe is from the ebook The Gelatin Secret
- 3 Tablespoons Gelatin
- 1 cup of filtered water divided into 1/2 cups
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon power
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- parchment paper
- Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper and grease with a small amount of coconut oil.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon/arrowroot powder mix on the parchment paper and spread evenly.
- Warm 1/2 cup of water on low heat and combine with the gelatin and mix well (I use an immersion blender for this)
- Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of water in a small pot and combine with honey, vanilla, maple syrup and salt.
- Once finished, immediately but SLOWLY combine the gelatin and honey mixture into a bowl with mixer on highest setting.
- Mix on high until the color lightened and the mixture becomes light and fluffy and sticks to the beaters (this may take up to 10 minutes).
- Pour mixture into prepared 8 x 8 baking dish and let cool in the fridge for 1 to 4 hours depending on how firm you want the marshmallows (less time = less firm).
These do not take any heat and will melt immediately!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
I always thought that all gelatin was bad, so thanks for pointing out that not all gelatin is alike. This definitely puts everything in perspective. Also, what a great recipe!
Wow! These are really good! I even forgot the vanilla and they are still delicious!
We tore them up! I’m so glad you liked them Jen!
Can i use all honey instead of maple syrup? 🙂
I’m not sure hun. I’ll ask the creator 🙂 I do think you can.
Are you able to make this with out honey and maple syrup? Or does that help create the marshmellow texture?
It should be fine. I’ve seen it make with only honey and it comes out great.
Do you have to keep them refrigerated or can you bring them camping and not have to worry about them melting or spoiling?
I would keep them refrigerated hun (in a cooler).
Finally, a truly healthy marshmallow that will go perfectly with my Ultimate Hot Chocolate!!! Thank you, Kelly – pinning these now! 🙂
I hope you enjoy it hun!
I love your blog! These marshmallows are AWESOME! I just want to add one teensy thing… after you put the “other 1/2 cup” of water into the small pot with the honey, maple syrup, sea salt (and vanilla – the recipe forgot to say that), cook it to 240 degrees F over medium-low heat and remove it right when it hits 240. Then continue with the rest of the recipe. That’s all! One little step, but it makes a BIG difference!
I just made these tonight to put in a Christmas gift bag with Paleo hot cocoa mix for my daughter’s teacher. YUMMY!
Thanks for all you do!
Hi Cresta, this is not my recipe hun. I’ve only made marshmallows the way that Sylvie has shared and they come out amazing! I will try your method the net time.
Do you think it would be possible to make these without the starch & without electric beaters?
Hun, you probably can get away with no tapioca but you need to whip this fast for a least 10 minutes for it to come together.
Hello again, I see all recipes for this marshmallows say to boil the syrup to soft ball stage but your recipe doesn’t call for that. I did it like yours and its in the fridge now but the taste is really honey/Maple not like a marshmallow
Thanks for sharing Yoli
These are going in the fridge right now! the only problem with the instructions is they don’t tell me when to add the vanilla. so i forgot it:(
Aw, updated the recipe hun. I hope you enjoyed them.