Sugar-Free Strawberry Chia Jam

When strawberry season is here, it’s time to eat ALL the strawberries! That’s why I made this sugar-free strawberry chia jam. When it’s made with in-season strawberries, it’s some kind of magic. I recently planted a bunch of strawberry plants, and everybody told me I was nuts, and that they’d grow like weeds, but like.. so what? Strawberries!

Chia seeds are the hidden gem of thickening when it comes to jams and jellies on a keto diet. Since I love a good jelly on my keto cheese plates, I wanted to make sure there was a perfect topping for my cheddars and parmesans to play with. That’s when my sugar-free strawberry chia jam was born.

Sugar-Free Strawberry Chia Jam Recipe

Servings: 24 – 2tbsp servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes| Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes plus cooling time

Nutritional Facts: 2g Net Carbs| 23 Calories | 0g Fat | 3g Carbs | 1g Protein | 1g Fiber

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups strawberries
  • 1 large or 3 small fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup 1 to 1 sweetener like Swerve
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Steps:

  1. Remove stems and roughly chop your strawberries and basil. I like to leave strawberries about a half inch around for a batch with thicker pieces because it pairs better with cheese, but if you’re using it for another purpose, cut them as small as you’d like them to appear in your final jam.
    strawberry chia jam
    strawberry chia jam
  2. Over medium heat in a medium saucepan, add strawberries, basil, water, and lemon juice, and bring to a simmer.
    strawberry chia jam
  3. Add sweetener and cinnamon, and mix. Let simmer over medium-low heat for about ten minutes (the mixture should reduce and thicken).
    strawberry chia jam
  4. Add chia seeds, mix, and remove from heat. Let cool for at least 20 minutes, and you’ll see the chia seeds expand and the mixture thicken as it cools.
    strawberry chia jam
  5. Store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.
    strawberry chia jam
    strawberry chia jam

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Sugar-Free Strawberry Chia Jam

strawberry chia jam

Chia seeds are the hidden gem of thickening when it comes to jams and jellies. Since I love a good jelly on my keto cheese plates, I wanted to make sure there was a perfect topping for my cheddars and parmesans to play with. That’s when my sugar-free strawberry chia jam was born.

  • Author: Amanda C. Hughes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes plus cooling time
  • Yield: 24 – 2tbsp Servings
  • Category: Condiments

Ingredients

  • 4 cups strawberries
  • 1 large or 3 small fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup 1 to 1 sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Remove stems and roughly chop your strawberries and basil. I like to leave strawberries about a half inch around for a batch with thicker pieces because it pairs better with cheese, but if you’re using it for another purpose, cut them as small as you’d like them to appear in your final jam.
  2. Over medium heat in a medium saucepan, add strawberries, basil, water, and lemon juice, and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add sweetener and cinnamon, and mix. Let simmer over medium-low heat for about ten minutes (the mixture should reduce and thicken).
  4. Add chia seeds, mix, and remove from heat. Let cool for at least 20 minutes, and you’ll see the chia seeds expand and the mixture thicken as it cools.
  5. Store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 24 – 2tbsp Servings
  • Calories: 23
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

Keywords: Strawberry Chia Jam

This recipe was originally published in 2018 and has been updated.

Love strawberries? Try my Low-Carb Cheesecake Filled Strawberries next. They’re super easy to make and are a great way to satisfy the strongest cravings for sweets. They also make a party dish that will impress even non-ketoers.

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