This clever recipe will let you make homemade strawberry jam that is loaded with natural nutrients! The author of Raw Fusion created this pectin free jam recipe for “Magic Jam” that makes a “superfoods” jam with no pectin, no sugar, and no animal products or preservatives. You will feel great about making this healthy strawberry jam recipe for the whole family and you will love knowing that this jam doesn’t have any artificial ingredients and is made without pectin.
This delicious 3 ingredient strawberry jam recipe is contributed by LindaJoy Rose, Ph.D, author, therapist and wellness chef. You can find more of her work at the Natural Wellness Academy. She specializes in helping people find a healthy, realistic and manageable eating plan through a movement called “Raw Fusion” – the blending of the incredible benefits of the raw foods lifestyle with the comfort and convenience of mainstream meals. She is eHow.com’s raw and healthy food expert and she appears regularly on NBC’s Daytime Show.
Strawberry Jam Recipe Without Pectin
1 8 oz. bag of frozen strawberries, defrosted
3 TB. of high quality maple syrup or agave
4 TB. of chia seeds
This is a strawberry jam recipe so, of course, we have listed strawberries in the ingredients. However, know that this recipe works equally well with raspberries, blueberries and blackberries if you want to make raspberry jam, blueberry jam, or blackberry jam.
You can chia seeds in the health food sections of many stores or search online (Carrington Farms has excellent ones). Chia seeds have a fantastic nutritional profile, including high protein and amino acids. They are hydrophilic and absorb 20x their weight. This has the magical effect of the chia seeds turning the fruit into a delicious and delightful jam. The chia seeds replace pectin as the thickening agent.
How To Make Pectin Free Jam:
Blend defrosted fruits. If you want to make completely kid friendly, they can mash the fruits with a potato masher to avoid using the blender.
Add 2 TB of the maple syrup and test to see if sweet enough – if not add the extra TB.
Add 4 TB. of chia seeds, mix well and let set for at least 20 minutes, stirring several times in between. The mixture should set like a thick jam or you can add another TB. of the chia seeds if it is a bit runny.
Serve and enjoy!
Printable Strawberry Jam Recipe
This homemade strawberry jam does not have any preservatives and is a low sugar recipe so it will need to used up more quickly. It will keep, covered, up to 4 days in the fridge.
You can enjoy spread on toast or waffles. This jam made without pectin is great for “PB & J” sandwiches or even as an ice cream topping!
I hope you enjoy this strawberry jam recipe as much as my family does! Have you ever made homemade jam before?