Healthy Strawberry Jam Recipe
This healthy strawberry jam recipe is made with no refined sugar and no pectin. Just three simple ingredients: strawberries, chia seeds, maple syrup.
This recipe works well with other fruit and berries. Enjoy on toast, with oat groats, amaranth, a breakfast porridge, or with my oat bars.
I know you will love this healthy upgrade to your traditional jam. You will taste and feel the difference from the store bought products that use refined white sugar. You deserve this high vibration food.
This jam recipe is suitable for all, supporting those following a plant based, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, paleo, keto, whole30 or lectin free lifestyle.
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY JAM
Making strawberry jam is easy when you use whole food ingredients. You will need three ingredients, a medium cooking pot and about 20 minutes in the kitchen.
Yes, it really is that easy and tastes better then store bought or homemade recipes that call for excessive amounts of sugar. When you start to upgrade your diet, it will be harder to eat the processed foods from the shelf. Do a side by side taste test.
Enjoy this clean eating jam recipe that is easy to make while you prepare you morning bowl of oat groats, or toast your gluten free bread.
CHIA SEED JAM
This is a healthy chia seed jam recipe. Chia seeds are a natural thickener.
You may use grey or white chia seeds for this strawberry chia seed jam recipe.
JAM WITH NO PECTIN
This natural strawberry jam recipe uses no pectin and no citric acid (like store bought jam). Pectin is a processed ingredient that helps the jam thicken while cooking on the stove. It is not necessary.
You can make this jam recipe with fresh or frozen strawberries. You will get the same delicious results. Choose what works best for you.
For a more thick jam, add an extra tablespoon or two of chia seeds. Still want it thicker? Simmer for 15 additional minutes.
STRAWBERRY JAM WITH NO SUGAR
What I love about this recipe is what is not in it.
- No refined sugar
- No pectin
- No citric acid
- No ingredients you can’t pronounce
- No ingredients that disrupt your digestions or hormones
Everything in this recipe is simple, real and fresh. Use this recipe as a guide for making other whole fruit, in season jams.
This recipe works well with blueberries, mixed berries and peaches.
Get creative, try other fruit and comment below on the creations you make that you love.
HEALTHY FRUIT JAM INGREDIENTS
How to make strawberry jam without sugar? You’ll need a drizzle of maple syrup and a scoop of chia seeds. This strawberry jam recipe is low in sugar, only using 1/4 cup of maple syrup.
There are three key ingredients to this healthy whole foods jam recipe. Additional ingredients are optional. Experiment, taste test, and decide what you like.
You will need:
- Fresh or frozen strawberries
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup (local honey, yacon syrup or agave if you prefer)
- Vanilla extract (optional)
- Pinch of sea salt (optional)
I’ve made this strawberry jam with maple syrup and with honey at my clients request (never with sugar).
If you don’t have either at home, then make it without a sweetener, and add salt to bring out the natural sweetness of the fruit.
Feel free to substitute maple syrup with local honey as desired.
Use this recipe as a base. Try it with blueberries, mixed berries or peaches.
Use this recipe in our Starseed Berry Oat Bars. You’ll need 2 1/2 cups of this jam to make the berry oat bars.
Add this jam on top of your bowl of oat groats or amaranth porridge.
Use this jam in any recipe that calls for jam, from thumbprint cookies, oat bars, cheesecake and more.
IF YOU LIKE THIS RECIPE, TRY THE FOLLOWING
- Paleo Blueberry Sauce
- Savory Amaranth Porridge Recipe
- Breakfast Oat Groats
- Paleo Banana Muffins
- Berry Oat Bars
This healthy strawberry jam recipe is made with no refined sugar and no pectin.
Just three simple ingredients: strawberries, chia seeds, maple syrup.
- 8 c (2 lbs) Strawberries, organic
- 1/4 c Maple syrup
- 1/4 c Chia seeds
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)
- In a medium sauce pot, add strawberries, maple syrup and chia seeds. Bring to a boil, then down to a rolling simmer for 5 minutes.
- Use potato masher and mash fruit till soft and additional liquid forms. Bring back to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally so the jam doesn’t burn.
- Remove from stove. Mix in vanilla extract and let cool. Store jam in an air tight glass container for up to 2 weeks.
Use fresh or frozen organic strawberries.
This recipe is a great base. Try with blueberries, mixed berries and peaches.
Makes 4 cup. Store in an air tight glass container for up to two weeks.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi, I’m Whitney Aronoff, a Holistic Chef based in Laguna Beach, California. I graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Communications, and went on to the health supportive culinary school, The Natural Gourmet Institute, in New York City. I work as a personal chef and teach cooking classes, with a focus on healthy, whole foods cooking.
My goal is to help people feel their best by sharing the delicious, healthy recipes I prepare weekly for my clients. I want you to have the energy to live your best life and fulfil your dreams.
As we become more conscious and make more quality food choices, our body, mind, soul and the planet benefits.