low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam spread on a biscuit half

low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam

{This post is sponsored by llinea monk fruit, a brand that I use and love.}

It’s getting warm out (“warm” as in 100° yesterday! HELLLPP) so I think it’s a good time for this summer-y, low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam to make an appearance. And by that, I mean here on the blog, and then in your fridge. 😉

low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam in a jar with a spoon

Have you ever made chia jam? If not, prepare yourself for the most low-maintenance jam recipe ever. It’s certain to amaze. This version of strawberry rhubarb jam is keto-friendly, low-carb, and free of added sugars, thanks to llinea monk fruit, a one-ingredient, all-natural monk fruit extract that is basically magical. More on that in a minute.

First, let’s talk about this jam. Here’s why I LOVE IT SO:

  • it only takes FOUR INGREDIENTS and 10 MINUTES to make
  • it’s the perfect combination of tart and sweet
  • it’s a healthier choice than any store-bought jam
  • there is NO PECTIN REQUIRED
  • it is an all-eaters-friendly recipe!

the five ingredients you need

So what’s this about magical monk fruit, you ask? Llinea monk fruit is a one-ingredient, zero-calorie sweetener made from the extract of the monk fruit. The extract has a zero glycemic index and is 15-20 times sweeter than sugar, which is why a few drops is often all you need for some extra added sweetness.

ingredients for low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam

Personally, I’ve found so many uses for these sweet drops, from sweetness in my coffee or tea, to making salad dressings, curry, baked goods, and many other recipes that call for sugar.

Here’s what you need:

  • strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • rhubarb, fresh or frozen
  • llinea monk fruit
  • chia seeds
  • lemon juice

how to make this low-carb chia jam

This simple strawberry rhubarb jam recipe is something you can whip up in a few minutes, and enjoy soon after that. Spread it on some low-carb bread (my favorite store-bought brand is this one, by the way), top your almond flour pancakes, or stir it into your keto oatmeal.

Let’s make it!

  1. Chop the strawberries and rhubarb into small, bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a large saucepan, add the strawberries, rhubarb, lemon juice and llinea monk fruit, tossing the mixture together to combine the ingredients.
  3. Heat the the mixture until the fruit breaks down, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the chia seeds and continue heating for a few more minutes, stirring the jam and using a spoon or fork to mash the fruit.
  5. Remove from heat, and cool, then pour into a glass container to chill in the refrigerator.

a few things to note

  • The sweetness of the jam will really vary depending on the sweetness of the strawberries used. I recommend starting with 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons of the monk fruit and adjusting to taste once the jam has cooled. The great thing about llinea monk fruit is that the drops are easy to add afterward, so you can always up the sweetness at the very end.
  • You can easily adjust the ratio of strawberries to rhubarb based on your preference (more strawberries for a sweeter jam, more rhubarb for tartness).
  • For frozen fruit, you’ll need to cook the jam a few minutes longer to make sure the fruit breaks down.
  • This low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam is good in the fridge for up to a week.
low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam on biscuit on a plate
biscuits and jam flatlay
low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam on a biscuit

I hope you love this delicious, sweet and tart chia seed jam! I have so much love for strawberry rhubarb ANYTHING, which is why this recipe is also exciting– I can’t wait to see what else you’ll be able to whip up with this healthy treat (think keto DESSERTS).

Enjoy, friends!

you might also love…

  • This zucchini noodle salad and spicy Thai peanut sauce, aka the EASIEST zoodle recipe! It’s spicy and crunchy and has all the right flavors, plus it fits right in to a keto or low-carb lifestyle.
  • Low-carb beef bulgogi is a mix of sweet and savory, perfectly marinated and tender strips of ribeye. Intrigued? I know you’ll love this keto twist on a favorite Korean-inspired dish!
  • Who knew homemade almond milk was so darn simple? This sweetened almond milk recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients, but to be honest, all you REALLY need are almonds and water. 😉
low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam in jars

low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, with no added sugar! Enjoy this healthy jam that's all-diet-type-friendly!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rhubarb stalk, chopped
  • 2 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons llinea monk fruit (adjust to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, add the chopped strawberries, chopped rhubarb, llinea monk fruit, and lemon juice. Toss the mixture to combine.
  2. Heat over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The fruit will begin to break down. You can use your spoon or a fork to mash the strawberries, helping it break down faster.
  3. Stir in the chia seeds and continue cooking the jam for another five minutes or so, until all the fruit has broken down and the jam has thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and let the jam cool for a couple of minutes before transferring it into a glass jar or other type of storage container.
  5. Chill the jam in the fridge before serving.

Notes

If using frozen strawberries or frozen rhubarb, allow an extra five minutes of cook time to make sure the fruit breaks down.

The sweetness will vary depending on the sweetness of your strawberies. Since llinea monk fruit is a liquid sweetener, you can adjust the sweetness of the jam after it is done cooking. Stir in a couple drops at a time, tasting before adding more if needed.

Store this low-carb strawberry rhubarb chia jam in the fridge for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 12Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

This nutritional information is approximate and is provided for convenience as a courtesy.

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