This homemade 3-ingredient easy vegan strawberry jam recipe is made up of fresh strawberries, maple syrup and lemon juice. It takes less than 20 minutes to make and creates the perfect amount so you can have fresh jam for breakfast every day this week!
This vegan strawberry jam is absolutely delicious as is but can be made with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a mix of all berries. It's quick and easy to make and requires no pectin!
This easy vegan recipe is perfect to add to muffins, pancakes, bagels or make pb&j sandwiches!
With only three ingredients, this easy strawberry jam couldn't be more simple to make. This vegan jam recipe is packed full of fresh strawberries and is low in sugar! Store-bought jams contain just as much sugar as fruit- this homemade version only has ¼ cup of maple syrup but is just as delicious. You can even boost the nutrients by making a strawberry chia jam recipe by adding a tablespoon of chia seeds.
- Fresh Strawberries
- Maple Syrup
- Lemon Juice
Once you make this homemade Strawberry Jam recipe, you'll never go back to store-bought.
- Fresh Strawberries: The base of our jam is strawberries! You can also use blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.
- Maple Syrup: This jam is sweetened with maple syrup. You can also use agave syrup, organic cane sugar or vegan honey.
- Lemon Juice: Lemon juice adds flavor, balances the sweetness and acts as a natural preservative.
- Chia Seeds (optional): If you want to make this recipe an easy strawberry chia seed jam, simply add about 1 tablespoon of chia seeds after taking off the heat and allowing it to cool completely and thicken.
How to Make This Recipe
Wash and pat dry the fresh strawberries. Chop the strawberries in to small pieces and add to a sauce pan over medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes.
Gently mash the strawberries with a fork or potato masher into a chunky texture.
Stir in the sweetener, lemon juice, and lemon zest and continue to cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before using- keep it mind that the jam will thicken as it cools. Store strawberry jam in an airtight container.
Tips & Tricks
Make sure to remove the parts of the strawberries that are over-ripe and mushy or spots that are bruised or brown. They will spoil your jam faster.
If, after cooling, you find that your jam is still too loose, simply empty the jars back into the pot and cook for a few more minutes. But be sure not to overcook it or you'll end up with a jam that is too thick. Optional: Add in chia seeds to create a strawberry chia jam, they will soak up the extra liquid and help thicken the jam.
Ways to Serve Homemade Jam
The serving options for this 3-ingredient easy vegan strawberry jam recipe are truly endless! It's simple to make and tastes super fresh. You won't need to buy store-bought jam after trying this homemade strawberry jam on all of these ideas below. Let me know how you like to serve fresh jam in the comments!
- Pancakes: I originally created this easy strawberry jam recipe to top off my vegan buttermilk pancakes. It does not disappoint! Such a delicious combo.
- PB&J Sandwiches: Make cashew butter, almond butter, or peanut butter then toast up some sourdough bread and slather on this homemade jam.
- Oatmeal: Spread it on oatmeal, chia pudding, or overnight oats.
- Biscuits: Spread on top of scones or vegan buttermilk biscuits.
- English Muffins: Spread this jam on a freshly warmed English muffin with a touch of maple syrup or a drizzle of runny almond butter.
- Bagels: Homemade Bagels with Vegan Cream Cheese and this jam!! Yes, please.
- Waffles: Slather on top of these spiced vegan waffles!
- French Toast: Top off french toast with jam and homemade mascarpone!
- Muffins: Slather onto these Vegan Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins or make a basic muffin recipe and swirl in this jam.
- Cakes: Use on top of the cake or in between cake layers. You could swirl this into cupcakes, muffins or pancakes.
- Star Bread: Fill this cinnamon sugar star bread with strawberry jam!
Store in the fridge in an airtight clean jar and use within a week.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don't recommend frozen for this recipe. Frozen berries contain more water so the cook time will be different. They might also require more sweetener. If you can, use fresh for this recipe.
Yes, freeze in a freezer-safe container and simply thaw in the fridge before using.
At first the jam will be thinner and on the runny side- once cooled it should be thick. But be careful not to overcook it or else it'll be way too thick.
This recipe is made with maple syrup and not regular white sugar. Typically, jam is made with a 1:1 ratio of fruit and sugar so this recipe has significantly less sugar than traditional jam.
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3 Ingredient Easy Vegan Strawberry Jam
- 1 pound Fresh Strawberries
- ¼ cup Agave or Maple Syrup
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice plus zest
- Wash and pat dry the fresh strawberries. Chop the strawberries in to small pieces and add to a sauce pan over medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes.
- Gently mash the strawberries with a fork or potato masher in to a chunky texture.
- Stir in the sweetener, lemon juice and lemon zest and continue to cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before using- keep it mind that the jam will thicken as it cools.