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I have a feeling you’re going to be making many, many batches of this EASY, 4 ingredient sugar-free strawberry chia seed jam recipe. It’s perfect for summer strawberries, and it’s the best sugar-free jam recipe out there! I wanted (no, scratch that, I needed!) a low carb alternative to jam, and keto strawberry jam is just what I’ve been looking for.
Just think about it… a fresh batch of the best 90-second keto bread (or some low carb bread from my upcoming COOKBOOK – coming this fall!) toasted up, a pat of grass-fed butter, and some of this chia jam spread on top. I always thought toast + jam could never be low carb, but low carb toast and jam IS POSSIBLE and it’s utterly delicious.
Oh, and don’t forget a hot cup of tea to go with your sugar-free jam! Growing up in a Russian household, these two went hand in hand.
Lately I’ve been obsessed with the teas from Earth Mama Organics – they’re 100% USDA certified organic, non-GMO project verified, and taste delicious. I can appreciate them as a mom of two that’s been through pregnancy and being a new mom, but they also have a lineup for just about anyone:
- Organic Heartburn Tea – This minty blend tea settles my heartburn as soon as it starts. It’s also soothing for scratchy throats.
- Organic Peaceful Mama Tea – Truth: Life gets overwhelming sometimes. This tea has a blend of organic calming herbs, so you can slow down and relax. With a cup of tea in one hand and strawberry chia seed jam in the other. 😉
- Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea – Sure, it’s great for labor and menstrual support, but I happen to just love raspberries! And, it’s rich in iron, calcium and magnesium. Even my husband likes this one.
Okay, you’ve got your tea, now I’ll show you how to make sugar-free jam to enjoy with it! This chia jam recipe is beyond easy. The whole process, most of which is hands off, takes 30 minutes. And just 4 basic ingredients… 2 ingredients if you don’t include the optional ones. Just my kind of recipe.
How To Make Sugar-Free Jam With Chia Seeds
As I mentioned, this strawberry chia seed jam recipes is easy, easy, EASY. Let me show you just how easy.
Making jam with chia seeds starts with heating the strawberries. This causes them to release their liquid and break down a bit…aka prepare themselves to be turned into scrumptious jam.
Then, we’ll mash the strawberries. This probably won’t take much work because they should be pretty soft at this point.
Pro tip: If you want perfectly smooth strawberries, blend them with an immersion blender until smooth.
Now it’s time to sample. Taste the mixture to see if it’s sweet enough already or if it will need a bit of sweetener. This will vary from person to person, so decide what YOU like best. If it’s too tart, you can stir in some sweetener. I like to start with a tablespoon at a time and then sample again. Some strawberries will be sweeter than others so it’s really a good idea to taste before you add in TOO much sweetener.
Now it’s time to stir in those chia seeds and the lemon zest if you’re going to add it. Then it will just take 5-10 minutes to thicken. (Just enough time to get that keto bread ready.)
How Can I Thicken Jam Without Sugar?
You can thicken jam without sugar by using chia seeds! Chia seeds are actually a great thickener for keto strawberry jam because it’s easy and healthy.
Chia seeds have protein, fiber, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. No sugar needed in this chia berry jam.
How Many Carbs Are In Sugar Free Strawberry Jam?
There are just 3 grams net carbs in this sugar free strawberry jam! Can you believe it? The full nutrition stats are below in the recipe card, but I thought that you would also want to know some of the highlighted nutrition facts, per serving:
- 32 calories
- 1 gram fat
- 3 grams net carbs
- 2 grams fiber
Pretty good for an easy, sugar-free jam recipe, don’t you think?
How To Store Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam
Your sugar-free strawberry jam should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last about a week in the fridge. And if you won’t use it all within a week, you can always freeze it!
Can You Freeze Strawberry Chia Jam?
Yes, you can freeze strawberry chia jam! It will last up to 3 months in the freezer. Simply thaw it out, give it a stir, and it’s ready to use again.
Serving Ideas For Keto Strawberry Jam
Strawberry chia jam is one of those condiments that just makes anything taste better. So many of my low carb breakfast recipes would work well, as would desserts. Give one of these a try or let me know what you create in the comments!
- Earth Mama Organics Teas – I still say the best way to enjoy chia seed jam is with a spoon and some hot tea!
- Gluten-Free Keto Crepes – Stuff with ricotta cheese and this sugar-free strawberry jam.
- Best Sugar-free Low Carb Ice Cream – Swirl into a scoop of low carb ice cream.
- Keto Almond Flour Pancakes – Spread onto keto pancakes for a fruity twist.
You can also use this jam as a filling for keto pop tarts (those have a filling with similar ingredients).
Last but not least, check out all my low carb bread recipes to find your favorite one to slather with sugar-free chia jam.
Tools To Make Strawberry Chia Jam:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Mini Strawberry Slicer – This is one of those gadgets that you don’t think you need… until you use it! It slices strawberries WAY faster than using a knife.
- Weck Glass Jars – The perfect way to store your sugar-free jam recipe.
- Hand Blender – For extra-smooth keto strawberry jam.
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Sugar-Free Strawberry Chia Seed Jam Recipe
Learn how to make sugar-free strawberry chia seed jam! This EASY keto strawberry jam needs 2 ingredients + quick prep. The best sugar-free jam recipe ever!
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Place the strawberries into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the strawberries release a lot of liquid and soften.
Mash the strawberries with a spoon or potato masher. If you want super smooth jam without strawberry pieces, use an immersion blender to puree the berries.
Taste to check if the jam is sweet enough. Add sweetener to taste, if desired, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Remove from heat. Stir in the chia seeds and lemon zest, if using. Allow the jam to cool for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
For even thicker jam, add an additional 1-3 teaspoons chia seeds if desired. Jam will thicken more when refrigerated.
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Serving size: 2 tbsp
Makes 1 cup jam.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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