Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Homemade Survival Bars Question

I had a question from a reader on my Homemade Survival Bar post:

Is there something you can substitute for the jello that would be organic to use for flavoring? I plan to go with stevia and honey rather than the sugar, as stevia will hold up longer and it is much better for the ol' bod.

I'm opening this one up to my readers.  I really don't know.  Any suggestions for an organic Jell-o substitute in the Survival Bar recipe?  Post in the comments.  Thanks!


Anonymous said...

I know that:

1 egg = 1 tsp gelatin, 3 Tbs cold water and 7 tsp boiling water

2 eggs= 2 tsp gelatin, 1/3 C. cold water and 1/2 C boiling Water

3 eggs= 1 Tbs gelatin, 1/2 C. cold water and 1/2 C Boiling water

So I'm sure it can go the other way, right?

Anonymous said...

That's out of my league. I wait to see what people come up with.

Melonie said...

MaryJanesFarm has a gelatin substitute that might work - she calls it ChillOver Powder.


I haven't used it myself, but it's recommended in place of gelatin in other things.

Chief Instructor said...

The jello acts as a binder and flavoring. I would replace all of the sugar with honey (so your total recipe would now be approx 1 1/4 cup of honey), and add 1/4-1/3 cup of flour. Maybe add some grated orange or lemon rind to balance the honey sweetness.

Angela said...

Hey, you guys are good! Egg might work for the binding, although not sure if it might decrease the shelf life of the end product. Grated orange/lemon rind should work well for flavoring. I might use that and unflavored gelatin next time. That sounds really good--not so sweet.

Once you start substituting ingredients, obviously the caloric claims of the original recipe may change also.

Mike said...

Organic gelatin is easily available, clear and flavour neutral. It's made from animal bones, so vegetarians probably have a substitute. My sister-in--law is a "raw chef", so I'll ask her..