Perfect for hot cocoa, or just a healthy treat, these real food mini cinnamon maple marshmallows are a fun twist on a homemade favorite.
The first time I made marshmallows, wayyyy back in my pre-gluten-free days, I knew they were going to have a special place in my life. You see, I’ve never really been a marshmallow fan. They seemed nice and fluffy in the package, but when you bit into them they were nothing but air and sugar. Not my kind of treat. I enjoy something with a little bit more substance.
Homemade marshmallows, on the other hand, are uh-mazing. They still have the melt-in-your-mouth quality of a store-bough puff, but they actually have a flavor. And that flavor is whatever I want it to be!
Ever since discovering the goodness of grass-fed, kosher gelatin, I’ve been on a little bit of a kick. Which means I add it into just about anything I can. Smoothies, pumpkin pies, hot chocolate, fruit snacks, and most recently… marshmallows.
Gelatin-rich foods boast an added protein-boost, and I love using Perfect Supplements grass-fed gelatin in this recipe! It’s 100% gluten-free, non-GMO, and kosher!
I started off my homemade marshmallow journey with just regular old plain marshmallows. They were delicious, to be sure, but I wanted a little something more. You guessed it: chocolate. So I came up with some super delish healthy dark chocolate marshmallows.
How could you go wrong with chocolate? Don’t be silly, you can’t. 😉 But my curious brain didn’t stop there. And these cute little mini cinnamon maple marshmallows were born.
Mini Cinnamon Maple Marshmallows
Soft, fluffy, cinnamony, mapley, bite-sized… Don’t you just want to squeeze th…. er, taste one?
They were definitely a huge hit with the kiddos, though I have to admit that I hid half the batch for myself. I know, I know. #selfishmomoftheyear Don’t worry, I’m ok with it. Someday when they’re parents they can hide treats from my grandkids. I give them permission.
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Mini Cinnamon Maple Marshmallows
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup honey (local is best!)
- 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin (I like to use Perfect Supplements)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I use my homemade stuff)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon real salt
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
In large bowl (a stand mixer works best) sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup of the water. Let bloom.
In medium-sized saucepan, combine remaining water with honey and maple syrup. Heat over medium until boiling. Boil, stirring regularly, until it reaches 240°, or soft ball stage. It takes about 10 minutes.
Let honey/maple mixture cool for a minute, then whisk in vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt. Mix until combined.
With mixer on low, slowly drizzle honey/cinnamon mixture. Once the mixture is added, turn mixer as high as you can (I used speed 8 on my KitchenAid) and beat until color becomes pale and glossy and the marshmallow fluff can stand up in peaks. This should take about 15 minutes.
While the marshmallow is fluffing, grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper. Then combine the remaining cinnamon with the arrowroot and dust the parchment with a few teaspoons.
When the fluff is done, pour into the prepared pan, spreading as even as possible with a wet spatula.
Let set on the counter for about 8 hours (I usually do overnight).
Dust the top of the marshmallows with the leftover cinnamon/arrowroot, and remove from the pan by pulling up on the parchment. Using a sharp knife, slice the marshmallows into tiny squares. Dust the knife with the cinnamon in between slices, so the knife doesn’t get too sticky and tear the marshmallows.
Store in a covered container on the counter for up to a week.
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I’ve made homemade marshmallows once, but they were ordinary ones and were pretty boring. Absolutely nothing like yours that sound like pure bites of deliciousness! I’ve got to make these before fall is over.
You should try them, Nicola! They’re so much more fun than the plain ones. ?
Raia, Your mini cinnamon maple marshmallows look irresistible! I love all the wholesome ingredients you have used. It’s so nice when a treat is full of goodness too!
Thank you so much, April! I love making my treats as wholesome as possible. ?
Perfect timing! My kids have been bugging me to make homemade marshmallows!
Haha! My kids are the same way. Theyd eat these all week long. I hope you all enjoy them, Lisa!
I’ve never heard of arrowroot powder, what is it? I’ve never made marshmallows, could be a fun project this weekend while it’s raining.
Arrowroot powder is a gluten-free starch. You could use tapioca flour or cornstarch instead. I hope you get a chance to try the marshmallows, Rae!
These are so cute! I love how little they are – usually people cut homemade marshmallows giant-sized, but I like the mini ones so much more. Cinnamon maple is a perfect fall flavor; I bet these are great in a mug of hot cocoa!
They totally are perfect for fall and hot cocoa, Julie! Thank you! ?
I think I’ll have to hoard half of the batch!
That’s exactly what I did, Brianna! ?
this is best for breakfast,love the smell of cinnamon and taste of marshmallow. Great idea to start the day.
Haha, yes! Perfect for breakfast!
I’ve always wanted to try making my own marshmallows, this is a perfect opportunity. I love the cinnamon-maple flavor!
Yes! You should try it, Amanda! They’re so fun and so much tastier than store-bought. ?
Going to top my sweet potatos with these this year! Yum!
That sounds like a stellar idea, Jeanne! 🙂 I hope you enjoy them!
Yum! Now I know how to make Thank you for sharing your healthy and delectable Real Food Mini Cinnamon Maple Marshmallows at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!
Thank you, Deborah! I hope you get a chance you enjoy them!
What a wonderful idea – homemade marshmallows with maple and cinnamon. Sounds so tasty to eat alone or on top of hot cocoa or any hot drink. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted. Have a healthy, happy & blessed Thanksgiving!
Thank you, Marla! They are quite tasty. ?
These look like great ‘grown up’ marshmallows! #freefromfridays
Haha! Yeah, they are that, too. 😉
I love homemade marshmallows. They’re the best thing ever, aren’t they? Yours look delicious, and I love the Christmassy twist! I’m actually waiting a round-up of festive food that’s also free from the most common allergens, and these babies fit perfectly! I’ll add them to my list of posts to link to. Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays and don’t forget to share the love by commenting on a few other posts in the link-up.
Thanks so much, Mel. 😉 I’m pretty much in love with homemade marshmallows, too!
Oh my god you just made my day- I need this!
Haha! Well, you’re welcome then. 😉 Hope you get to enjoy a batch!
How freaking cute are these?! I want some hot cocoa STAT!
These are so cute! I would love to plop some in my hot chocolate!
What a real treat! My kids absolutely loved this and I will be making it again. Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad they enjoyed them, Tayo! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
One of my favorite flavor combo. Looks awesome. My son will love these.
Thank you! I hope he does! 🙂
I’ve heard of regular homemade marshmallows but never cinnamon maple. These are perfect for fall!
They are! I hope you get to try them, Emily!
I’ve never made homemade marshmallows, but now I can’t wait to try! These cinnamon maple marshmallows are perfect for fall!
I hope you enjoy them, Tayler!
These marshmallows sound super flavorful. I could eat them by the handful and use them in hot chocolate. Yummy!
That’s pretty much what I do with them, Andrea! Haha.
I love anything cinnamon! I think I will make these just to eat. Yummy!
Haha. That’s usually what I do with them. 😉
These look remarkable! I cannot wait to try them! My kids will flip!
Haha! I hope your kids do enjoy them, Daniela!
Good bye self control! These are absolutely incredible! Nothing like home made to completely trump the store bought stuff!
Bahaha! Yeah, self-control doesn’t apply here. 😉 Good thing they’re perfectly healthy!
Has anyone tried erythitrol as a sub for either the honey or Ms?
I would suggest subbing a liquid sweetener if you need to sub. 🙂