Make strawberry jam at home – and enjoy this healthy Paleo friendly spread, sweetened only with one date!

One thing I love about being on social media is the challenges I give myself when looking at all the awesome food photos that other bloggers post.  And I kept seeing photos of homemade jam.  And I thought to myself … I can do that!  

Have you ever noticed the ingredients list on most of the commercial jams?  Often the first ingredient is sugar.  Or, in the US, high fructose corn syrup.  And I’m on a quest to limit both of these things.  So I thought to myself … what if I do what everyone else on social media seems to be able to do with ease, and make my own jam, with only natural sweeteners?  And thus this recipe was born.

I’ve made this jam a number of times, both with and without additional sweeteners – sometimes the strawberries I’ve bought have been sweet enough.  Other times I’ve added in maple syrup, or just one Medjool date.  Feel free to add or subtract your own sweetener – I’m just giving you the middle-ground sweetness recipe!  And I add coconut too – just to add some extra texture in the jam because … well just because I love it!  Again, feel free to leave this out and just use strawberries, and chia seeds.

This jam keeps for ages in the refrigerator – and I would highly recommend chilling it before you first use it.  Because it just doesn’t taste quite right when it’s warm.  Or maybe that’s just me?  Anyway, give it a go and let me know what you think!

Strawberry coconut jam
Yields 20
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
18 calories
3 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
0 g
20 g
3 g
2 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
20g
Yields
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 18
Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
16%
Calcium
1%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
  2. 1 Medjool date, pitted
  3. 2 tbs chia seeds
  4. 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Process the strawberries and date (if needed) together in a high speed blender or food processor until smooth and no chunks of date remain.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
  3. Pour into container, seal and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
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calories
18
fat
1g
protein
0g
carbs
3g
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