Our busy schedules can make it harder to enjoy our favorite fruits, but there is one way to let those summer fruits be a part of your daily diet: delicious homemade jam or jelly!
What’s not to love about the thick, sweet spread over toast or combined with your favorite yogurt and oats? I’ll answer that for you: nothing!
So, leave that sugary store-bought stuff for another time (or never). This is the season to load up on fresh fruit that you can use to stock up your kitchen with homemade jam! Here I’ve got a list of 7 sugar-free homemade jam recipes for you! Let’s get right to it!
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1. Truly Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam
For some odd reason, there are a lot of homemade jam recipes that claim to be sugar-free, but they always suggest adding some kind of sweetener to the mix. Let me ask you this, when you bite into a fresh strawberry, do you feel the need to add a sweetener?
You shouldn’t, because the thing about fresh fruit is, it’s already sweet! In my opinion, sweetener doesn’t need to be added when making homemade jam.
That being said, it does take a bit longer to cook since there is no sugar or natural sweetener added to coagulate, but the end result is outrageously delicious and worth it!
2. Sugar-Free Blueberry Jam
Here is a great addition to your low carb diet that is so ridiculously easy to make you won’t believe it! Blueberries are high in vitamins, antioxidants and they have a moderate amount of carbs. I love adding frozen blueberries to a bowl of yogurt to give it that burst of flavor.
They’re so sweet on their own that the thought of adding sweetener to this recipe is a little disheartening. All you need are blueberries, lemon, some water, and a couple pinches of xanthan gum as a thickener. Easy peasy!
3. Sugar-Free Apple Chia Jam
Apples are by far my favorite fruit, and that’s because of their incredible versatility! The amount of recipes you can cook up with apples is crazy big! I won’t list them off for you (that could be an entire list on its own) because today we’re talking about the refreshing taste of apple chia jam!
I highly recommend homemade chia jam if you’ve never tried it before. It’s so much healthier than the jams you can buy at the store. The one downside is chia jam can’t be kept for too long because of the lack of sugar.
Make sure to keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it should last you up to one week. However, after the first taste, I’m betting it’ll be gone before then.
4. Low-Carb Sugar-Free Raspberry Jelly (Jam)
How does a sugar-free raspberry jam that fits into a low-carb keto or paleo diet sound? Too good to be true, right? Wrong!
This is a pectin-free jam that’s thickened with gelatin and is super easy to make. It’s hard to keep jam around when you’re on a diet because of the gross amount of sugar that gets tossed into each jar, but a little work can go a long way for both your health and your craving for fruit spread in the morning.
A perfect sugar-free spread for low carb
5. No Sugar Apricot Jam
I’m sure you’re already yelling at me that none of these sugar-free jams are truly “sugar-free” because of the sugar in the fruits themselves. And that’s true, but the point is that none of these jams are getting extra sugar added to them. These are as sugar-free as you can get with fruits!
This apricot recipe is so simple that you’ll be hitting yourself because you haven’t been using it for years. Make sure before you buy your pectin that it reads on the box that, “No sugar needed.” Other than that, this is definitely one of the easiest homemade jam recipes on this list.
6. Sugar-Free Chia Jam
Who has the time it takes to make jam with all the sugar that recipes call for anyway? And buying sugar-free jams in the store is a crap-shoot since most companies substitute sugar for artificial sweeteners. This is a hassle-free, sugar-free homemade jam made with chia seeds and your favorite berries.
The creator of this recipe even gives the different amount of carbs that each berry will add to your jam. The best part, you don’t even need to add any berries! That’s right, you can have a completely sugar-free homemade jam using only 4 ingredients! Now that’s easy!
7. 5-Berry Sugar-Free Jam
This 5-berry homemade jam recipe is clear of any extra sugar or artificial sweeteners, the way jam should be. I’m sure you’re wondering what the 5 berries are that make up this homemade recipe.
That would be strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and dried açaí berries. An easy recipe to follow and the whole process takes about 35 minutes from start to finish. After that, you’ll be enjoying the tastiest jam you’ve ever had!