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Need a quick-me-up snack? These pineapple matcha vegan gummies are here to save the day. Healthy, simple, and delicious.
Pineapple Matcha Vegan Gummies
I SUPER love gummy bears. In middle school, my best friend would always get me a huge container of gummy bears for my birthday. She knew the way to my heart for sure.
Kid me had no qualms with processed sugar and artificial dyes. Adult me? I avoid both like the plague. Whew. Yikes. No thanks.
(Adult me also avoids butterfly clips like the plague LOL so I suppose I’ve changed 😉 )
I’m also trying to stay away from animal products lately, and regular gummies are made using gelatin, but a quick Google search told me that you can make gummies without gelatin and with agar powder instead. SCORE.
These gummies “tay-licious” (that’s toddler speak for “delicious” in my house…I don’t ask questions.)
They are perfect for a pick-me-up snack. Matcha is energizing (because of caffeine, just without the crash coffee gives you), while pineapple is chock full of vitamin C and manganese.
AND since we are using the whole fruit and not just fruit juice, these are healthy gummies! Did you expect any less of me? Ha.
For the gummy molds, I used these Silly Molds (it’s a 3-pack with hearts, stars, and sea shells.) This recipe fills up one mold tray + half of another.
The agar powder I use is by Now Foods and I found it right on Amazon. Thanks, internet.
Warning: I can’t guarantee that these pineapple matcha vegan gummies will last very long because they are pretty tasty. However, lucky us, they’re pretty easy to make and require 10 minutes of your attention. If that.
- 1.5 cup chopped pineapple
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 tablespoon matcha powder
- 1 tablespoon agar powder
- Blend together the pineapple and water until there are no chunks.
- Put the blended pineapple into a pot with the agar powder.
- On medium heat, bring to a simmer for 30 seconds and turn off heat.
- Stir in matcha powder.
- Spoon the gummy mixture into molds.
- Place in the fridge until set, about 30 minutes.