Low-Carb Strawberry Jam Recipe

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This Low-Carb Strawberry Jam is fantastic and no where near as difficult as making a traditional, carb laden type of jam.

Low Carb Strawberry Jam

And, I know it sounds like I am patting myself on the back but my teenager told me that it’s better than the “regular” store bought jam. Now, if you have ever had a teenager, you know this is a big deal.

They don’t lie about something as important as the gooey, sweet fruit that they pair with Peanut Butter.

In fact, I had to ask her to stop eating it straight out of the jar. (Although, I found myself sneaking bites too so it’s a little hypocritical.)

But, I had to make sure there was enough left for photos so I guess I’ll live with it.

This is one of those recipes that is easy enough to make on the fly….which is good, because it never lasts long.

The Low-Carb Strawberry Jam Ingredients

  • 1 lb Strawberries Roughly chopped into small pieces.

I like to use frozen berries for this recipe. They are frozen at their peak and I can save the fresh (and often more expensive berries for other recipes that cannot be substituted for frozen)

2 tbsp Chia seeds

I like my jam a bit thicker and usually add three tablespoons but this is one of those ingredients that can be changed to suit your own preferences.

This jam will not thicken on it’s own since you are not using gobs of real sugar. If you don’t have chia seeds then you could probably thicken it with psyllium husk powder. But I haven’t done this since the chia seeds blend so nicely with the jam and the natural strawberry seeds.

If you try this start with small amounts.

Allulose

Allulose is my favorite Keto Sweetener but use whatever you like. If you are new to Keto you should check out this post about Keto Candy & Sweeteners. There is a lot of good info about which sweeteners are the safest.

Orange Zest *optional

I use this when I have it and skip it when I don’t. It adds a nice depth to the flavor of the jam and looks gorgeous too.

Lemon Juice

Make sure the heat is off when you add this ingredient. It keeps the flavor brighter.

Lemons are not as plentiful in my neck of the woods. So If I don’t happen to have any when I am making jam, I substitute 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid.

I keep it on hand for baking and other household uses like cleaning the dishwasher, removing hard water from glassware and as a non-chlorine alternative to bleach. (Yep, we are Colorado Tree Huggers and worry about using too much of this stuff…I hope you still like us.)

The Low-Carb Strawberry Jam Instructions

  • Chop berries or use a blender to get the chunks to a manageable size.

We are all about speed and ease in the kitchen. Just don’t chop the pieces too small to begin with if you like chunky jam. Just pulse and scrape the sides of the blender or food processor to get all of the pieces sort of even-ish.

  • Place the strawberries into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 -12 minutes, until the strawberries release their liquid.
  • If you want smooth jam without strawberry chunks, use an immersion blender to puree the berries before moving on.
  • Taste the berries to see if you want to add sweetener. Some berries are sweeter than others. Add sweetener to taste, if desired, 1 tbsp at a time.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the chia seeds and orange zest if using. Allow the jam to cool for 10 minutes to thicken.
  • If you want it to be thicker, add an additional 1-3 teaspoons chia seeds. It will thicken more when refrigerated too.
  • Keep refrigerated in a jar or covered dish for up to one week. (This will work with any fruit so play around with your favorites).

WARNING: Once you get the hang of making your own jam you are going to be spoiled are not want to go back to store bought.

Here is the finished and chilled low-carb strawberry jam close-up….

See, you cant even tell that it’s full of chia seeds….

But your belly will be happy that they are.

Low Carb Strawberry Jam closeup

Looking for Bread Recipes to go with your jam?

We recommend this amazing keto flatbread or any of these:

Keto Almond Yeast Bread Recipe
Delicious almond flavor without all of that eggy or cheesy business that permeates so many Ketogenic breads. Contains Gluten.
Check out this recipe
Almond Flour Yeast Bread sliced
Low Carb Sourdough Bread Recipe
This Keto Friendly and Gluten free option has the tatse of Sourdough without the carbs.
Check out this recipe
Low Carb Sour Dough Bread Recipe
Oat Fiber Psyllium Bread Recipe
This high fiber bread will make your taste buds and tummy happy.
Check out this recipe
lchf High Fiber bread Recipe Low Carb Gluten Free

And this jam is fantastic on waffles & french toast if you are not fond of the “low carb syrups” out there…

Keto Oat Fiber Waffles
Oh man are you going to be happy today! These oat fiber waffles are a fantastic low carb way to start your day (or have dinner for breakfast). This recipe makes crispy and fluffy waffles just like the ones that you loved Pre-Keto. Even the Non-Keto Kids will love them! You can feel good about sharing these healthy waffles too!
Check out this recipe
Low Carb Waffles
Quick French Toast Recipe
This french toast recipe is quick and easy but still has the flavor that you're looking for. In about ten minutes you'll be eating your french toast. I don't think you can make traditional French toast in that amount of time. It's low on carbs and high on flavor.
Check out this recipe
Luscious Keto French Toast for Two ~ Tasty 10 Minute Meal

This is a pretty simple recipe and any beginning cook can make this.

But, if you do think of any questions please leave them in the comments below.

Ohhh and if you are Nut and Seed fan you have to try it on this Nut & Seed bread.

Enjoy and Keto on!

Brandy

More Fun Low Carb Recipes to try:

low carb Strawberry jam

Low Carb Strawberry Jam Recipe

Brandy
Yes!!!!! You can have jam on a low carb diet and it's even got a bunch of healthy fiber to boot. This succulent jam is a taste treat extravaganza. Perfect on toast, french toast or on pancakes.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Condiments
Cuisine American, Keto
Servings 16 servings
Calories 17 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Strawberries Roughly chopped into small pieces. See post for tips on using frozen berries.
  • 2 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp Allulose
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Orange Zest *optional

Instructions
 

  • Chop the berries or use a blender or food processer to chop (this is fastest).
    Low-Carb Strawberry Jam Processing
  • Place the strawberries into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 -12 minutes, until the strawberries release their liquid.
    Low-Carb Strawberry Jam cooking
  • If you want smooth jam without any strawberry chunks, use an immersion blender to puree completely before moving on.
  • Taste the berries to see if you want to add sweetener. Some berries are sweeter than others. Add sweetener to taste, if desired, 1 tbsp at a time.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the chia seeds, lemon juice and orange zest if using. Allow the jam to cool for 10 minutes to thicken.
    Low-Carb Strawberry Jam chia seeds
  • If you want it to be thicker, add an additional 1-3 teaspoons chia seeds. It will thicken more when refrigerated too.
  • Keep refrigerated in a jar or covered dish for up to one week. ( This will work with any fruit so play around with your favorites).

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbspCalories: 17kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 1mgFiber: 1gNet Carbs: 2gFat Ratio per Serving: 52.94%Protein Ratio per Serving: 23.53%Carb Ratio per Serving: 47.06%
Keyword easy keto, Jam, Sugar Free
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Dear sweet Jesus this is delicious. Why didn’t anyone ever tell me that making jam was so easy? I added extra citric acid and boiled this down until it was thick and sour. So good! Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    The strawberry jam was amazing! I cant believe how easy it is to make and I am thrilled to have my first PB&J in ten months!I am going to make the fluffy yeast bread to go with it and I can hardly wait!