Its that time of year, Keto Strawberry Jam season! Well, it’s definitely Strawberry season, and our strawberries this year are beautiful. Picking the first strawberry of the seasons brings back summer memories. My Dad would take me out strawberry picking as a child. As a kid it felt endless….my bucket never seemed to fill up…I think that might have something to do with how many I ate along the way!
Strawberries are nutritious, low in Carbs compared to most fruits, and high in fiber. Strawberries can fit seamlessly into a low carb or ketogenic diet. 1 cup of strawberries provides 11.7 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber so in moderation these are a great treat.
Strawberries are relatively easy to grow, and they can fit within just about any space from garden plots, raised beds like I have, or containers on a deck, patio or balcony. Another great thing about strawberry plants is they are perennial in nature. With minimal effort, you can reap the rewards from a single strawberry plant for several years! Below are a few photos of my strawberry plants this year including their beautiful blossoms, and can you spot the pesky diner??? (Slugs!)
Keto Strawberry Jam is one of my favorite ways to use strawberries, it’s perfect for Keto/Low Carb biscuits, a spread for Basic Keto Chaffles or as a topping to low carb ice cream. The possibilities are endless.
How to Make Keto Strawberry Jam
You need just a few simple ingredients, Strawberries of course, sugar substitute (or regular sugar if you don’t care about the carbs), lemon juice, Knox Gelatin and water! I use Swerve, Granular and it turns out perfect every time! See my tips and tricks below for an alternative to gelatin.Swerve, Granular
Dice up your strawberries, add water and sugar substitute (I used Swerve, Granular) into a pan and bring to a simmer. Depending on how ripe your berries are it will take anywhere from 2-10 minutes for the berries to break down.
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When the berries are simmering in a small bowl I mix my gelatin and lemon juice and let sit, this will allow it to gel up. Once the berries are fully simmered you will add the gelatin/lemon mixture to the berries and continue to simmer an additional 2 minutes. I break my gelatin/lemon mixture up a bit before adding it to the simmering berries.
Consistency before adding Gelatin Lemon Juice and Gelatin Ready to eat, let it cool but a taste won’t hurt!
The Keto Strawberry Jam is complete, but it’s hot! Add it to your favorite container, I use a jelly jar and put in the fridge. This Jam will hold up well in your fridge for at least a week, but also freezes well. I use these jelly jars for Keto Strawberry Jam going into the freezer. Keto Strawberry Jam from in season fresh berries is a treat during the winter, go ahead make a few batches. This recipe makes approximately 8 ounces of Jam and contains 1 net carb per tablespoon serving. (Carbs are calculated using Swerve sweetener Swerve, Granular)Swerve, Granular
Tips and Tricks…
With store bought Strawberries, I recommend ripe strawberries, and removing any white sections or cores.
You can substitute 2 tablespoons of Chia Seeds if you want to omit the gelatin.Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seed, Organic, Whole
Stir constantly while simmering, to keep it from burning.
I like little bits of strawberry in my jam. If you want a smoother consistency simmer a little longer or take your immersion blender to the mix. Let it cool a bit before you attempt this.
Don’t forget to check out my Low Carb/ Keto Biscuits to serve this Jam on. Happy Keto “Strawberry” Jam Season! Enjoy, The Scrambled Eggs!
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Keto Strawberry Jam
- 1 1/2 cups Diced Ripe Strawberries
- 1/4 cup Swerve Granular Sweetener or sweetener or your choice
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice fresh preferred
- 1 tsp Knox Gelatin (powder)
- Dice up your strawberries, add water and sugar substitute (I used Swerve) into a pan and bring to a simmer.
- Simmer Berries for 2-10 minutes. Depending on how ripe your berries are it will take anywhere from 2-10 minutes for the berries to break down while simmering.
- While the berries are simmering in a small bowl mix gelatin and lemon juice and let sit, it will start to gel up.
- Once your berries are fully simmered (consistancy you like) add the gelatin/lemon mixture to the berries and continue to simmer an additional 2 minutes. Break my gelatin/lemon mixture up a bit with a spoon before adding it to the simmering berries.
- At this point you Jam is done, but it’s hot! Add it to your favorite container and refrigerate.