Chia seeds are a little natural miracle and this Keto Strawberry Jam recipe shows how handy they can be.
Once exposed to moisture, they quickly become gelatinous and have a wonderful texture, commonly used in breakfast puddings and all sorts of interesting things.
Here, their natural stickiness becomes a delicious Keto Strawberry Jam. Now I know not everyone loves chia seeds like me, the texture can put some people off.
For those people, I’d suggest blending them up and see how it goes! For me, because you are using fresh strawberries to make this Keto jam, I just pretend the chia seeds are extra strawberry seeds. Mind you, I can convince myself to eat just about anything (except licorice)
I’ve even heard that chia seeds can be used to replace eggs for vegans! Here’s more information from The Minimalist Baker: Chia Egg Recipe
This is ready in just 5 minutes but thickens further after being chilled in the fridge. If you think it’s a little runny still I’d suggest letting it cool before you add more chia seeds, as it will thicken further when it has been in the fridge for a bit.
I use Xylitol to sweeten the jam, but you can use whatever sweetener you wish.
I only have Xylitol in small doses, as any sweetener should be used – we are weening ourselves off sweet things on Keto to stop the cravings, so this is an occasional treat!
I have detailed why I use Xylitol in my article, Why I Use Xylitol As My Sweetener of Choice.
This jam goes perfectly with my Keto Scones recipe.
I also have this jam regularly combined with some tasty Greek Yoghurt and my Keto Granola. Breakfast is sorted!
Once I made this easy Keto Jam, my mind started thinking what else Jam is used for – and of course I had to make some Keto Lamingtons
KETO STRAWBERRY JAM TO PINTEREST FOR LATER
How do you have your sugar free jam on the keto diet?
Keto Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds
Ready in just 10 minutes, perfect with scones or on keto toast, this keto strawberry jam is SO easy.
- 1 cup strawberries chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Xylitol
- 1 - 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence or paste optional
In a small saucepan, put the strawberries, xylitol and vanilla if using over medium heat.
Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking down the strawberries with your spoon.
Remove from heat once the strawberries are to your liking - you can leave them a little chunkier, or break them down completely.
Stir in the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Check the thickness, and if necessary add another 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. It will thicken a little further upon refrigeration.