When I was a kid I would eat handfuls of Red Hots until my mouth was on fire. Spicy cinnamon has been a favorite flavor ever since. When I found cinnamon oil I knew I had to use it in a batch of Red Hot Cinnamon Gummies.
Red Hot Cinnamon Gummies – Keto, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, THM FP
Gummies always make me feel like a kid. They are my favorite candy and one I really missed when I gave up sugar. Making sugar-free gummies at home is easier than I thought it would be and can be a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
At first, I used a tiny dropper but then I got impatient and tried to pour a few drops faster. Woah. My mouth was burning. But it was a good burn. These are really good. If you like spicy cinnamon just keep adding drops until your mouth is happy.
I use LorAnn Cinnamon Oil in these. You can either buy tiny bottles, small bottles, or an assortment of flavors. If you really like cinnamon the small bottles are the most economical. Remember that you only need a few drops for a recipe. The tiny dram bottles still have enough for 4 or 5 batches of gummies.
These are low carb, gluten free, grain free, sugar-free, and a THM FP. This recipe makes about 2 dozen gummies. You can double it to make more.
Ingredients in homemade gummies:
1 cups water
5-10 or more drops of cinnamon oil (to taste)
1-2 scoops of Better Stevia (or your favorite stevia), optional
3 tbsp gelatin (4 packets)
Food coloring (optional, I used a few drops of red)
- Combine first 3 ingredients in a small pot and heat over low to medium heat until very warm. TASTE IT. You can add more cinnamon oil or more sweetener (add stevia if you'd like). Tailor it to your taste buds.
- Slowly whisk in the gelatin until dissolved. At this point I pour it through a mesh sieve to strain out any pieces of gelatin that didn't dissolve. Pour into silicone molds and refrigerate until firm.
To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.