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Homemade Gummies – (No Added Sugar)

Homemade Gummies - Three flavours in a jar

These healthy homemade gummies are made with real fruit with three delicious flavours! They make a great healthy snack and contain no added sugar. Kids love these gummies they are like healthy “lollies” – they are fun to eat and are a great way to get some protein and gut healing gelatin into them!

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If you are looking for some healthy snack options for your kids then these gummies are ideal! I have made three different fruity flavours below:

Blueberry & Lemon
Mango, Lemon & Turmeric  – You can’t taste the turmeric – I promise!

Unlike the store bought gummies which usually have a high sugar content and artificial ingredients such as dyes and preservatives you can happily eat these yourself ………or feed them to your family without feeling guilty!

With all of the amazing benefits of gelatin these gummies are not just for kids but for adults too! Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard about all of the benefits of drinking bone broth which has had a popular surge in recent years!

Traditionally it was common to eat all parts of the animal (marrow, bones, organ meat) in our diet and to cook with or consume homemade bone broth or stock. This meant we were consuming a reasonable amount of gelatin in our daily diet. However our intake of gelatin rich foods has decreased drastically with our modern diet and lifestyles.

If bone broth is not your thing or you find it hard to find the time to make it then these homemade gummies make another great option to obtain the health benefits of gelatin and they take less time to cook!

What is the difference between gelatin and collagen?

The short answer – not much!

Basically gelatin is cooked collagen which is the protein found in the connective tissues and bones of animals.Gelatin is what you get after cooking collagen. For example when you cook bones such as when making a homemade bone broth or stock then collagen is released and in effect you have made your own gelatin.

Gelatin and collagen contain basically the same amino acid profile as they both contain collagen protein. The main difference between gelatin and collagen is that gelatin will thicken when cooled and this is the powder that is commonly used to make sweet treats like jelly, pana cotta or marshmallows.

What are some of the health benefits of gelatin (collagen)?

Including gelatin in your diet is thought to have a variety of potential health benefits such as:

  • Supporting healthy skin – Collagen is what gives your skin its youthful appearance, the decline of collagen when we age is thought to be a major factor in skin “aging”.
  • Supporting a healthy digestive system – Glycine an amino acid found in gelatin may help to maintain a healthy mucosal lining in the digestive system. A healthy gut lining is very important for reducing overall inflammation in the body, healthy digestion, maintaining a healthy immune system and helping to prevent and improve adverse reactions to food such as food intolerances. In my naturopathic clinic restoring a healthy digestive system in clients was key to restoring good health.
  • Gelatin is a great source of protein, adequate protein is needed for growth and repair of every cell in the body. 70% of our connective tissue is made from collagen so having adequate amounts is important for the structure of our entire body including skin, digestive system and joints.
  • May support healthy bones  – Lycine an amino acid found in gelatin may help strengthen bones, and helps the body absorb calcium.

Using a good quality gelatin is important. I like to use a good quality unflavoured gelatin from responsibly-farmed, pastured (grass-fed) beef, such as this one.

Like all lollies or treats (even healthy ones) these gummies are best enjoyed in moderation!

If you are looking for other healthy snacks you may like to try:

Gluten Free & Paleo Savoury Muffins
Banana, Pear & Oat Toddler Cookies
Banana Almond Cookie Dough Bites
Paleo Nut Bars with Goji Berries

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

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Have a lovely week!


Additional Recipe Notes for making Homemade Gummies

  1. I have used liquid stevia in this recipe to keep the sugar content of this recipe down, it only contains sugar from the fruit. Honey or maple syrup can also be used. Start out with 1 tablespoon and taste and add more if desired. If you don’t like the taste of the liquid when it is in the pan then you probably won’t enjoy the gummies once set, so taste and add more sweetener to suit your taste buds.
  2. You need to work quickly with this recipe, so once you have dissolved all the gelatin in the pan then quickly pour into the moulds before the gelatin starts to thicken too much. It can be a bit messy, it can be easier to pour the liquid into the moulds with a teaspoon or a jug.
  3. I have used frozen fruit in these gummies as I like to make them frequently and this ensures I can make them year round when berries are not in season, fresh fruit can be used too.
  4. My raspberry gummies still contain the raspberry seeds as I don’t mind these and they give them an extra bit of texture, if you don’t like the seeds then strain the liquid through a sieve before cooking.


Serves 96 gummies - Makes 32 gummies of each flavour

Homemade Gummies – No added sugar

Healthy Homemade Real Fruit Gummies

10 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

3 hr, 15 Total Time

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5 based on 19 review(s)


    Blueberry & Lemon Gummies
  • 1 cup blueberries, I used frozen.
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbspn lemon juice
  • 2.5 Tbspn gelatin
  • 10 - 20 drops liquid stevia
  • Raspberry Gummies
  • 1 cup raspberries - I used frozen
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2.5 Tbspn gelatin
  • 10 - 20 drops liquid stevia
  • Mango,lemon & Turmeric Gummies
  • 1 cup mango, chopped - I used frozen
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbspn lemon juice
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric*
  • 2.5 Tbspn gelatin
  • 10 - 20 drops liquid stevia


  1. If you are making all 3 flavours make each flavour separately.
  2. Add all of the ingredients minus the gelatin and stevia into a high speed blender until you have a pureed fruit liquid.
  3. Pour the fruit puree into a saucepan and heat over a low heat. Add the gelatin and whisk until fully combined and there are no lumps. Add stevia liquid to sweeten as you desire. Taste and add more if needed.
  4. Heat the mixture until all the gelatin is dissolved, do not let boil! Once dissolved remove from the heat.
  5. Pour into moulds or a glass container to set in the fridge for 2-3 hours. You can put them in the freezer if you wish to hurry this process up but I find they set better in the fridge.
  6. Pop out of the moulds or cut out of any container you used.
  7. Store in an airtight box in the fridge for about 10 days.


Please note the nutrition calculator values are approximate only. The nutrition calculator automatically calculates all ingredients listed in the recipe so for this recipe it calculates all flavours and adds them together then it is divided by total number of gummies. If you are only making one of the flavours you will get around 32 gummies. The amount of gummies vary depending on what size mould you use. I don't like my gummies overly sweet, so taste the liquid while it is in the pan if it is not sweet enough for you then add more.


gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free

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  • Reply
    August 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm Wow! Who knew that making gummies would be so easy! I've never experimented with gelatin, but I'm so trying these! Pinned!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      August 20, 2018 at 4:56 pm Thanks Shanika, they really are nice and easy! :)
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    August 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm Wow, these look so good! Gummies always looked like one of those things that could only come from a factory, I love that you can make them at home!
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      Hope Pearce
      August 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm Thanks Danielle! They make a great healthy homemade snack :)
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    August 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm Always looking for fun snacks for kids using whole foods and these looks like a tasty treat.
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      Hope Pearce
      August 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm Thanks Marc, yes kids love the bright colours and you can make them in lots of different shapes depending on what moulds you use.
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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
    August 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm These are so fun! I love that they have no added sugar or dyes too!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      August 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm Thanks Cynthia! Yes they are nice and natural without any baddies :)
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    Jere Cassidy
    August 20, 2018 at 4:46 pm What an easy recipe, who knew. Thanks for the info between gelatin and collagen.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      August 20, 2018 at 4:59 pm Exactly - they really are very easy to make!:)
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    Shelby @Fitasamamabear
    October 23, 2018 at 11:53 am We make gummies every couple of weeks- such an easy way to get in nutrients!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 25, 2018 at 12:39 pm They sure are - thanks Shelby! :)
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    October 23, 2018 at 2:22 pm They are so adorable! I love these mini heart shape healthy gummies!
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      Hope Pearce
      October 25, 2018 at 12:39 pm Thank you ChihYu! I love making gummies in different shapes :)
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    October 24, 2018 at 2:35 am Confession: As an adult I'm still obsessed with gummies! Love that these are natural and made with real ingredients! Will give it a try for sure.
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      Hope Pearce
      October 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm Me too Joni, they are hard to stop at one aren't they :) I hope you like them!
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    October 24, 2018 at 8:03 am So many bright and beautiful colors ...the kind of colors I Like (real ones!)! Homemade gummies are the way to go, for sure!
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      Hope Pearce
      October 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm Yes - exactly - real colours! No need to add in artificial ones! Thanks Tessa :)
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    October 24, 2018 at 11:56 am I love that you didn't use any sugar. Who needs it when you have fabulous fresh fruit!
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      Hope Pearce
      October 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm Exactly! Nature knows best :)
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    October 24, 2018 at 12:33 pm I love the flavors you have here! My kids love homemade gummies, so I'm going to have to give them a try. :)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm Thanks Raia, I hope your family enjoys these flavours!
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    October 25, 2018 at 4:55 am These are so much fun! I love all the clean ingredients and bright colors.
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      Hope Pearce
      October 25, 2018 at 12:41 pm Thanks Jean, they are fun to make too :)
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    Kari - Get Inspired Everyday!
    October 25, 2018 at 2:59 pm All three flavors sound fantastic to me, and I love that they're sugar free as well!
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    October 27, 2018 at 4:24 am I really like the idea of these and that there is no sugar or fake colors! My kids would love and also perfect take-along running fuel for me!
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    October 27, 2018 at 4:37 am I have such a gummy addiction. These are perfect for me :)
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    Catherine Baez Sholl
    October 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm Love these gummies! Perfect snack for when a sugar craving creeps up, lol.
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    October 27, 2018 at 10:06 pm These are super tasty! I especially love the mango & turmeric one as it's such a fun way to get a bit more of that amazing spice in the diet. Thanks for sharing!
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    October 28, 2018 at 12:48 pm These gummies are so perfect!!! Look at those gorgeous vibrant colors! My little one would love all of these versions, we're going to make the raspberry ones first.
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    October 28, 2018 at 6:26 pm Awesome super snack for the kiddos. Love that you are using all natural ingredients minus the sugar. I am definitely making this for my peanut. Thanks for sharing carefully this nicely crafted recipe. <3 Keep'em coming ;)
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    February 14, 2019 at 9:23 am Hi, are these stable out of the fridge? Am looking for party snacks that can sit out for some time. Thanks
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      Hope Pearce
      February 14, 2019 at 2:02 pm Hi Nicki Yes they are and should be fine to be left out for a party. If it is hot and humid where you are they may get a bit sticky so try and keep them in the fridge as long as possible beforehand :)

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