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More than Jell-O: 53 Gelatin Recipes for Better Gut Health

More than Jell-O: 53 Gelatin Recipes for Better Gut Health

These gelatin recipes are a big upgrade from the wiggly, wobbly gelatin from your childhood. Instead of loading your plate with added sugar, artificial colors, and denatured proteins, these recipes get their boost using gelatin from grass-fed cows.

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Gelatin isn’t just for Jell-O, either: You can use gelatin recipes to make everything from nourishing drinks to no-bake desserts, all while feeding your body gut-healing protein. How? Grass-fed gelatin (including Collagelatin, a blend of collagen and gelatin) helps your gut bacteria create butyric acid. Butyric acid aids in digestion and reduces brain inflammation — you can also get it from grass-fed butter.

If you use a blend like Collagelatin in your gelatin recipes, use it as a 1:1 replacement. You’ll get all the same spring of regular gelatin, but in a hydrolyzed form that’s easier to digest. Always use gelatin from grass-fed cows for the most benefits.

Use these gelatin recipes to make pudding, bread, pies, and more:

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Traditional gelatin recipes

Homemade “Jell-O” Gelatin

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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When you crave Jell-O, skip the boxed version and try this easy sugar-free recipe: With simple ingredients like xylitol and lemon juice, it comes together quickly and creates the same jiggly results.

Gelatin Egg Replacement

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Can’t tolerate eggs? Not to worry — this easy recipe teaches you how to create a convincing egg substitute with gelatin, and blends perfectly into recipes where you need eggs to hold everything together. This gelatin recipe is perfect for anyone allergic to eggs or on an autoimmune protocol.

Chocolate Gelatin Squares

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Image via Krista Butler

These fudgy gelatin bites use a combination of vanilla, cocoa powder, and raw honey to create a rich and chewy bite. Best of all, you probably have everything you need for this gelatin recipe in your kitchen already.

GAPS & Paleo Blueberry Jell-O Made With Real Fruit

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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This gelatin recipe is bursting with fresh blueberry flavor and natural sweetness from honey. Simply boil your fruit, puree, and mix with lemon juice and gelatin for an easy and nourishing dessert. To make it Bulletproof, simply use raw honey or a sweetener like liquid stevia or monk fruit.

Gelatin recipes: Sauces and spreads

Marshmallow Fluff

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Unlike the corn syrupy store-bought version, this nutritious marshmallow fluff uses a simple blend of whipped gelatin and honey. Use raw honey to make this one Bulletproof, and only enjoy it once in a while (preferably in the evening).

Quick Low-Carb Strawberry Jam

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

You don’t need any canning supplies or tons of pots to make sweet, spreadable jam. Instead, you just need simple ingredients like strawberries, birch xylitol, and Collagelatin. Use this gelatin recipe to top pancakes, ice cream, and keto breads.

Simply Scrumptious Ginger Marmalade

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

This spicy spread makes a delicious addition to Asian recipes that call for ginger, or as a simple homemade jam. You just need fresh ginger, an erythritol/stevia blend, and gelatin for  heat and sweet in every bite.

All-Natural Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Elevate this holiday classic with gelatin to transform your sweet, tart cranberry sauce into a side dish far more nourishing than the canned stuff. To make this gelatin recipe Bulletproof-friendly, use raw honey or a liquid stevia or monk fruit.

Sugar Free Cinnamon Jelly

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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With a cinnamon stick and sweetener, you can make this simple spiced jelly in about 15 minutes. Make this gelatin recipe Bulletproof and use Ceylon cinnamon, plus a sweetener like non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol.

Raspberry Blueberry Jam

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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This classic jam recipe will remind you of jarred fruit jams you can find in the grocery store. To make it Bulletproof, freeze your own raspberries (since pre-bought ones can be moldy) and use raw honey.

Gelatin recipes: Chewy cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Keto Cookies

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Rich Chocolate Fuel Bar pieces pack these cookies with chocolatey flavor, while Collagelatin gives them a mouthwatering chew. Dip in a frothy mug of Bulletproof Coffee for a satisfying and sinless treat.

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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These spiraled cookies use an almond and coconut flour blend, plus simple keto additions like erythritol and butter for cinnamon roll taste with very little effort. For Bulletproof-approved cookies, use grass-fed butter and Ceylon cinnamon, plus replace the cream cheese drizzle with melted coconut butter.

Autoimmune Paleo Savory Breakfast Cookies

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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The secret to cookies with no eggs, grains, or dairy? Gelatin! A savory herbed batter with coconut flour uses a gelatin “egg” to hold each cookie together. Make this gelatin recipe more Bulletproof and use coconut oil instead of olive oil — plus, skip the garlic.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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These cookies make a tasty hybrid between traditional shortbread and classic chocolate chip cookies. With a simple chocolate dip, they look ultra-fancy with only 15 minutes of prep time. For a Bulletproof take on this gelatin recipe, use grass-fed butter and chocolate with at least 85% cacao.

Gelatin recipes: Gummies and marshmallows

High Protein Green Gummies

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

These cute, kid friendly gummies only require two ingredients: Collagelatin and your favorite sugar-free green juice blend. They’re the perfect way to get more micronutrients and a dose of nourishing protein.

Extra Fluffy Marshmallows

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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These sky-high marshmallows get their puff from grass-fed gelatin, and only need some sweetener, vanilla, and water to turn into squishy squares. For a Bulletproof spin on this gelatin recipe, simply make sure your xylitol is birch sourced (not from corn).

Healthy Homemade Strawberry Gummy Bears

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Puree strawberries, mix with lemon juice, stevia, and gelatin, and boom — sweet and chewy gummy bears with no sugar needed. Make this gelatin recipe Bulletproof and skip the food coloring.

AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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For perfect sour gummies, use lots and lots of lemon juice — this recipe mixes it together with plump blueberries, raw honey, and gelatin for a sweet and sour treat. Make these gummies Bulletproof and use fresh blueberries.

Creamy Meyer Lemon Gummies

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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With creaminess from coconut milk and fragrant vanilla, these gummies will remind you of lemon meringue pie. Best of all, this recipe treats raw honey gently so you can keep all its benefits without overcooking it. No substitutions needed to stay Bulletproof.

Mint Chocolate Gelatin Hearts

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Get your mint chocolate fix while collecting all the benefits from grass-fed gelatin. As long as you use chocolate with at least 85% cacao, you’ll easily stay Bulletproof with this refreshing gelatin recipe.

Upgraded Vitamin C Gummy Vitamins

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Image via Dr. Jill Carnahan

Skip the syrupy-sweet gummy vitamins in your pharmacy and try this gelatin recipe instead. Using vitamin C powder, fresh-squeezed juice, and Collagelatin, these gummies are packed with tart flavor and antioxidants. If desired, try a lower-fructose fruit juice like lemon or lime juice in this recipe.

Paleo Matcha Marshmallows

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Use them to top a creamy matcha latte, or enjoy all on their own. This gelatin recipe uses a few simple ingredients like matcha and honey for a sweet and earthy spin on traditional marshmallows. To keep every bite Bulletproof, use raw honey.

Cold Busting Coconut Gummies

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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With ginger, honey, and turmeric, these gummies might help you ward off cold and flu season. Just skip the food coloring and use full-fat canned coconut milk (from a BPA-free can) to keep this gelatin recipe Bulletproof.

Strawberry Mint Lemonade Gummies

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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These herbaceous and summery gummies use a flavor packed combination of fresh strawberries and mint leaves, plus raw, local honey to sweeten. And with a naturally bright red color from your berries, there’s no food coloring needed.

Gelatin recipes: Frozen treats

Magical Frozen Fudge Pops

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

These rich and creamy pops are a delicious throwback to your childhood ice cream truck — all with no sugar! Instead, these frosty treats get a flavorful boost from chocolate powder and cacao butter, plus healthy fats from Brain Octane Oil and egg yolks.

AIP Vanilla Ice Cream

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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This dairy-free ice cream also doesn’t require any eggs — yet it still gets a rich and creamy flavor from coconut milk, vanilla beans, gelatin, and raw honey. As long as your gelatin is grass-fed, this ice cream is a totally nourishing (and Bulletproof) dessert.

Key Lime Popsicles

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Gelatin keeps these pops creamy instead of icy. Plus, with a tang from lime zest and healthy fats from coconut milk, you’ll want to make them all year round.

Strawberry Pudding Pops

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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No extra sweetener needed for these summery popsicles. Instead, they get plenty of natural flavor from plump strawberries, full-fat coconut milk, and vanilla. To make this recipe more Bulletproof, use fresh organic strawberries, or freeze them yourself in advance — plus, skip the sweetener or use raw honey.

Iced Coffee Popsicles

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Like an iced latte in frozen form: This gelatin recipe makes a slow-melting, fudgy popsicle bursting with coffee flavor. To make these pops Bulletproof-friendly, use mold-free coffee beans and raw honey, or swap the honey with birch xylitol or non-GMO erythritol.

Paleo Strawberry Ice Cream

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Image via Jay’s Baking Me Crazy

This sweet ice cream makes perfectly pink scoops with no added food coloring. Plus, a teaspoon of gelatin makes the final product more creamy and scoopable. Make this gelatin recipe Bulletproof and swap the maple syrup with non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol.

Gelatin recipes: Beverages

Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Get the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric while getting a boost of gut-healing protein from pastured gelatin. A small scoop of grass-fed ghee adds a buttery golden touch and healthy fats, making this recipe a good caffeine-free option for starting (or ending) your day.

Paleo Hot Chocolate

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Skip the pre-made mix and prepare your own fat-fueled hot chocolate in just 10 minutes, all with an added creamy upgrade from gelatin. Make this recipe Bulletproof-friendly and use coconut milk instead of raw milk, get grass-fed butter if you choose to use butter, and use raw honey or birch xylitol to sweeten.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Since collagen and gelatin help with injury recovery, this berry-packed gelatin recipe makes a great option after a hard workout or anytime you get pushed to your limits. To make it Bulletproof, use berries you freeze yourself, get full-fat canned coconut milk, skip the chia seeds, and steam your spinach before adding it to your smoothie.

Keto White Hot Chocolate

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Many white hot chocolate recipes will use processed white chocolate with hydrogenated oils and sugar — but this recipe gets a natural chocolatey flavor from cacao butter. To make this recipe even quicker, it uses the Instant Pot (a Bulletproof-friendly cooking method). If you make this hot chocolate, use raw honey or birch xylitol to sweeten, get full-fat canned coconut milk for dairy, and keep butter or ghee grass-fed if you use them.

Gelatin recipes: Custard, mousse, and puddings

Nourishing Dark Chocolate Gelatin Pudding

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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You don’t need box mixes to make a rich and creamy pudding with minutes of effort. You only need dark chocolate, coconut milk, spices, and a sweetener for a satisfying, keto-friendly snack or dessert. For a Bulletproof spin on this gelatin recipe, skip the nutmeg and use Ceylon cinnamon.

Easy Paleo Strawberry Mousse

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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You only need four ingredients to make this creamy pink mousse — which gives you room to adjust the sweetness and amount of gelatin you use to change its flavor and texture to your liking. Make this dessert Bulletproof and use raw honey to sweeten, or a low-glycemic sweetener like birch xylitol.

Coconut Blueberry Panna Cotta

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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This wiggly panna cotta is packed with nourishing fats from coconut milk, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil, plus gets a protein boost from Collagelatin. Make it extra-Bulletproof and use fresh berries, or blueberries you froze yourself.

Paleo Lemon Pudding With Strawberries

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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This pudding creates the perfect flavor balance between tar lemon juice and sweet strawberries. Egg yolks add a golden color and rich flavor to this gelatin recipe, too. Make it all Bulletproof-friendly and use raw honey or birch xylitol to sweeten.

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Mousse

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Image via Healthful Pursuit

In addition to all the benefits from gelatin, this recipe also includes collagen peptides and Brain Octane Oil for an energizing dessert you could even eat for breakfast. With zero dairy and plenty of healthy fats, this sweet mousse is both keto- and paleo-friendly.

Fluffy Strawberry Pudding

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

With a little extra gelatin, you can change your strawberry mix from a mousse consistency to a satisfying pudding — you’ll just need strawberries, coconut milk, sweetener, and vanilla. To make this gelatin recipe Bulletproof-friendly, swap the maple syrup with raw honey or birch xylitol (or skip it entirely).

Gelatin recipes: Breads and bars

Zucchini Tortillas

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Thanks to gelatin, this recipe creates perfectly pliable tortillas that will help you get more greens. Best of all, you only need two ingredients, plus your favorite seasonings. If you make this recipe, stay Bulletproof with the right herbs and spices.

No-Bake Egg-Free Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Image via Grass Fed Girl

Gelatin helps this recipe yield perfectly moist and tender muffins — no oven needed. With a few minutes on the stovetop and time to chill, this easy recipe creates a delicious balance of spice and sweetness. Make it Bulletproof with Ceylon cinnamon and raw honey (if using).

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Bars

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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These bars taste just like pumpkin pie filling and require no special equipment (or baking) to prepare. Plus, you can include hydrolyzed collagen for an extra protein boost. Make this gelatin recipe Bulletproof and skip the nutmeg, swap maple syrup with raw honey or birch xylitol, and use Ceylon cinnamon.

Autoimmune Paleo Dinner Rolls

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Image via The Curious Coconut

While the tapioca flour in this recipe is not nutrient dense, these rolls are the perfect option for AIP followers during holidays and family gatherings. Gelatin keeps them together without eggs, while baking soda and apple cider vinegar help them rise. For a Bulletproof-friendly spin on these rolls, swap the garlic powder with seasonings like sage or turmeric, and brush the rolls with coconut or avocado oil instead of olive oil.

Paleo Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Image via Create Delicious

This no-bake gelatin recipe helps create moist and chewy protein bars with a cookie dough flair — all with about 5 minutes of effort. Make this recipe Bulletproof-friendly and use raw honey and raw almond butter.

Gelatin recipes: Cake, pies, and fudge

No-Bake Keto Pumpkin Pie

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

This recipe creates a mouthwatering silky pumpkin pie, all while giving you more oven space for the rest of your holiday cooking. With a simple coconut crust and a warm blend of spices, this pie will wow your whole family without the usual dessert crash.

No-Bake Coconut Lime Tart

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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This refreshing tart gets a cookie dough-like crust from crushed macadamias, plus a creamy coconut lime filling using ripe avocados, gelatin, and fresh-squeezed limes. Make this recipe more Bulletproof and swap the maple syrup with raw honey or a lower-glycemic sweetener like stevia or birch xylitol.

Paleo Lemon Cream Pie

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Image via Living Healthy With Chocolate

This rich and show stopping pie layers rich flavors with an almond flour crust, lemony coconut filling, and whipped coconut cream. No substitutions needed to stay Bulletproof — but if you do enjoy honey, best to have it closer to bedtime (or just swap it with non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol).

Butternut Squash Cake With Honey Whipped Coconut Topping

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Butternut squash keeps this cake perfectly moist, while gelatin holds the recipe together with no eggs. Since it uses a substantial amount of maple syrup and honey, keep this recipe for special occasions only to stay more Bulletproof (and keep your honey raw).

Paleo Strawberry Pie With Grass-Fed Gelatin

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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This gelatin recipe creates a smooth and sweet pie packed with fresh strawberries, all on a homemade almond flour crust. To make this pie more Bulletproof, swap the honey with birch xylitol or non-GMO erythritol (if desired).

Paleo Ho Ho’s

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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Rich chocolate cake, creamy filling, and a chocolate coating — these little cakes are worth the effort. Make this recipe a little more Bulletproof and swap the heavy cream with coconut cream, plus use chocolate with at least 85% cacao. If you enjoy honey, try to enjoy it only once in a while (at night is best), or swap it with a sweetener like stevia or birch xylitol.

Healthy Coconut Cream Pie With Coconut Flour Crust

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

Coconut lovers, this recipe is for you. With a coconut flour pie crust, fresh coconut meat, coconut cream, and shredded coconut, this gelatin recipe goes big on healthy fats and flavor. For a more Bulletproof spin on this pie, keep the raw honey to a minimum, or swap it with birch xylitol or non-GMO erythritol.

Butternut Squash Fudge

Use gelatin for everything from breads to pies -- these keto and paleo gelatin recipes will show you how, while packing every bite with gut-healing protein.

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This sneaky no-bake fudge gets its silky texture from cooked butternut squash and gelatin. No substitutions to keep this recipe Bulletproof — just make sure you use a high-quality cacao powder.

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