Apple Ginger Gummies (AIP)

Apple Ginger GummiesAs I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am currently following the very strict elimination phase of the autoimmune protocol diet. It has helped me tremendously over the past few months and, in the interest of giving my gut plenty of time to heal, I am not planning on introducing foods back in for another couple of months.

However, outside of eliminating certain foods from my diet, being AIP has also forced me to include new, healing foods, such as organ meat, bone broth, and gelatin. These may sound strange, but each of these foods is a powerhouse of healing amino acids, minerals, and healthy fats.

Gelatin, especially, hosts a wide variety of health benefits. It improves digestion, helps heal joint and cartilage damage, and heals intestinal inflammation and irritation, among other things. It can also act as an AIP friendly protein powder for those used to drinking smoothies or eating protein bars, and it can act as an effective egg substitute in baking. (Source)

Recently, my mother gave me a container of this grass-fed organic gelatin and I began experimenting with ways to add it into my diet. Prior to going AIP I really enjoyed Gin Gins candy, especially, the coffee and the apple varieties. However, since coffee is still off the table I decided to try and use my gelatin to make my own apple ginger chews. They were super easy and quick and I have really enjoyed eating one or two with my lunch. My only recommendation would be to make them smaller than I did. The texture is good, but nobody wants a massive mouth full of gummies no matter how good they are.

Apple Ginger Gummies:


1 apple peeled and roughly chopped

1 TBS diced and peeled fresh ginger

5 TBS Honey

1 cup of water

3 TBS of Grass Fed Gelatin



Using a food processor puree your apple and ginger until it is about the consistency of applesauce or thinner. Mix honey into the apple, ginger mixture. Place a half a cup of water on the stove to boil. Dissolve your gelatin in ½ cup of cold water and allow it to stand for a minute, the powder will dissolve but it will become thick and gelatinous. Combine your gelatin mixture into your pureed apple mixture. Pour your boiling water over your apple mixture, stir quickly and pour into silicone molds, a mini cupcake tray, or use a regular glass pan and cut them apart later. Allow them to sit in the fridge for 2-4 hours.  Enjoy!

For more information on healing through the autoimmune protocol diet, check out Sara Ballantyne’s book The Paleo ApproachIt is packed with solid science and practical tips that have changed my health dramatically.



Jesse St. Jean

Jesse St. Jean

I am many things: a wife, a daughter, a sister, a nutritional therapist, a dog-mom… and I’m an autoimmune warrior.


  • I bought all of the ingredients to make these last month and still have not. Thanks for inspiring me to get on it! I’m starting my AIP journey today!

    • Yay sryanmliw, that is great! Congrats on starting your AIP journey, it can be difficult but it will be so worth it! Keep it up!

  • Don’t get this at all again I am seeing honey in a lot of your AIP recipes and I thought honey was NOT allowed on the AIP protocol, can you please clarify this for me. Many thanks

    • Honey is allowed on AIP, however for people dealing with yeast or a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth it is important to keep your levels of carbohydrates lower to resolve these issues. However, that is a personal choice. According to Sara Ballantyne, the creator of the AIP diet, honey is not off limits and can be consumed occasionally in moderation.

  • I never cooked with gelatin before, but after seeing your apple ginger gummies recipe, I will! I love ginger so much (I am drinking ginger tea now); it is sooo healthy and yummy.

  • I do a lot with gelatin – but have never tried this combination. Gelatin is such a great, easy way to add nutrition. Thanks!

  • I bet these would be an excellent healthy snack for pregnant women who are experiencing nausea (or anyone experiencing nausea). Ginger is one of the go-tos and in this recipe, they are handy, accessible, and all the ingredients are known and safe.

  • I attempted to make these today and the gummy portion on the bottom of the silicone mold looks like yours…but the top of the gummies are fizzy with lots of bubbles. I used a pretty big apple, could that be the issue or something else? The flavor is great, but was hoping for more of a gummy (basically how yours turned out

    • Was it fizzy to start out with or did it get that way when they cooled? If they started out that way, the gelatin powder just may not have dissolved entirely in the water. That does happen occasionally.

      • It was definitely fizzy to start out with, so I will pay attention to that next time. Thank you!!

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