Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam
This is the only low carb, sugar-free strawberry jam recipe you need! It is extremely easy to make, only requires 5 ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes!
Jam or Jelly…
I grew up in England and vacationed in America every year. I never questioned if there was a difference between “jam” and “jelly” because I just assumed they were exactly the same thing, just with a different name. However, I recently found out they are slightly different. The main difference between the two is the chunkiness of this condiment. In jelly recipes, the fruit is strained after it has been cooked, so you are left with only the liquid. Whereas jam isn’t strained, so it’s got bits of fruit in it (my personal preference!)
This might just be one of the easiest sugar-free, low carb jam recipes ever! Plus, it only uses 5 simple ingredients (most of which are probably in your cupboard or fridge):
- Strawberries – With only 6g net carbs (per 100g serving), strawberries are a great fruit to eat on the ketogenic diet. They are also very low in calorie (35 cals per 100g), and a good source of vitamin C and fiber. You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries, but note that if you are going down the frozen strawberries route, make sure you completely thaw them, before placing them in the saucepan.
- Granulated Sweetener – If you have read some of my other posts, then you might already know that my preferred sweeteners to use (in most of my goodies) are Monkfruit and Swerve. You are not restricted to these brands, so feel free to use your favorite one!
- Lemon Juice – This is a crucial ingredient! Bottled of freshly squeezed, it really doesn’t matter. Just make sure you don’t omit it, as it prevents the growth of bacteria!
- Water – If you have opted for frozen strawberries, then keep some of that liquid in the bowl (after they have thawed), as it can be substituted for the water!
- Gelatin Powder – This is a completely flavorless thickening agent which provides the perfect texture for so many recipes (like this Sugar-Free Blueberry Jam or (Almost) No-Bake Key Lime Pie). I never imagined using gelatin powder as much as I do, so I now make sure to have it always stocked up in my cupboard!
Add It To…
- Pancakes/ Waffles – Check out these Perfect Keto Blender Waffles or Sheet-Pan Pancakes for some easy recipes!
- Yogurt I simply cannot say no to this jam swirled into this 3-ingredient Low Carb Yogurt!
- Toast/Sandwiches/English Muffins – I can’t even begin to tell you guys just how many pieces of “jam on toast” or “jam sandwiches” I have eaten in my life…and I still cannot get enough of it it! One of my favorite go-to snacks is a couple of slices of Low Carb Bread Loaf (toasted!), with a layer of Homemade Almond Butter, followed by layer of this Sugar Free Strawberry Jam, and then I go to town on it! Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to post my English Muffin recipe yet, but don’t worry folks, it will be coming soon – and you won’t wanna miss it!
Jam is also one of those wonderful ingredients that work perfectly in thousands of recipes, including:
- Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Bars – This is my most popular recipe on my website (by far!) and it requires this jam…ok, technically you can use any sugar-free, low carb jam you want…but I will always opt for this one!
- Strawberry Bakewell Slices – These heavenly sweet treats are made with a buttery crust, layer of sugar-free strawberry jam, layer of almond frangipane then topped with a sweet icing! Yum!
- Almond Butter Breakfast Muffins – Fold in 1/4 cup of jam into the batter, before you divide it between the muffin cups and pop them in the oven. These are so good!
Video On How To Make It…
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Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam
- 1 lb strawberries diced
- 1/4 cup granulated Monkfruit sweetener (or your preferred granular sweetener)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp water
- 1.5 tsp gelatin powder
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine strawberries, water, lemon juice and granulated sweetener. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and mash the strawberries (with a potato masher) until they have broken down.
- Add the gelatin powder and keep mashing, until everything is incorporated.
- Spoon the strawberry jam into a mason jar/ air-tight container.
- Let it cool down completely before transferring to the refrigerator.
- Set in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Serve & Enjoy!
Servings: 16 (1 tbsp)
Net Carbs: 1.6g
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, please note I remove the sweetener from the carb count and net carb count, as it has shown that it doesn’t affect blood sugar levels.