9 Vegan Fruit Jam Recipes For Your Kids
It wouldn't be complete without some jam when having breakfast with a slice of toast. Of course, it adds flavour to the toast and gives it a sour, sweet flavour.
Although many people enjoy eating fruit jam, few are aware that it also has some health benefits. As a result, including jam in a diet menu is uncommon.
Various fruits can be used to make fruit jam. Pineapple, strawberry, plum, or orange can all be used to make it. Fruit jam made from scratch is healthier than canned jam. Let’s try some delicious vegan fruit jam recipes.
1. Vegan Strawberry Jam Recipe
This vegan strawberry jam is a delicious addition to summertime cakes, pies, and pancakes.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Servings: 15
- Strawberries: 1 kg
- Sugar: 250 g
- Lemon: 1
- Remove the stem from the strawberries and rinse them. Place each strawberry in a large bowl, and cut it into four pieces. Toss in thin strips of lemon peel into the mixing bowl. Squeeze the lemon into the bowl and add the juice. Toss in the sugar. Mix thoroughly with the strawberries and lemon juice until the sugar melts.
- Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight if you have the time. Remove the lemon peel and pour the mixture into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and continue to stir for 15 minutes. Blend the mixture for a few seconds with a hand blender. You can omit this step if you prefer your jam thick.
- To thicken the jam, add agar-agar. If you plan to use the jam in pies or cakes, we recommend thickening it with agar-agar or chia seeds. If you're making pancakes, the jam will be more liquid. Allow simmering for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. This is necessary to activate the agar-agar.
- Fill a jar with the mixture and set it aside to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for up to a week before using your favourite cakes and pies!
2. Pineapple & Passion Fruit Jam Recipe
This low-sugar Pineapple & Passion Fruit Jam is excellent on toast, vegan yogurt, or porridge.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Servings: 1
- Pineapple: 1 medium
- Passion fruits: 3
- Lemon juice: ½
- Sugar with added pectin: 250 g
- You can disinfect the jar by submerging it for 10 minutes in a large pot of boiling water. Alternatively, you can wash it in warm soapy water, rinse it, then bake it for 10 minutes on a baking sheet at 100°C. Make sure that everything is spotless. You don't want to do this too far ahead of time because the jas should be warm when the jam is put into it. Remove the pineapple's skin as well as the hard core center. Cut the flesh into small slices and set it in a preserving pan with a sturdy bottom. Combine the sugar, passion fruit meat, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.
- Heat the fruits over medium to high heat, occasionally stirring, until the mixture reaches a boil.
- Continue to boil the jam for another 20 minutes, stirring regularly to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Check the setting point every 5 minutes or so after that. Any fruit bits should be mashed.
- Place a spoonful of jam on one of the cold saucers to see if it has set. Allow it to cool for a moment. When you press your finger into the jam, it wrinkles.
- Fill the jam jar with sterilized jam. Seal the container with waxed paper.
- Store away from light in an excellent, dry location. Once opened, store in the refrigerator. Now enjoy with your kids!
3. Vegan Raspberry Jam With Dates Recipe
This sugar-free vegan raspberry jam is sweetened organically with fruit! It's delicious on toast, rice cakes, and more, and it's very nutritious and guilt-free!
Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Servings: 12
- Medjool dates: ¼ cup
- Raspberries: 2 cups
- Chia seeds: 2 tablespoon
- Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
- Water (enough to soak the dates)
- Measure your dates and soak them for 15 minutes in boiling water. It's easiest to boil the water in an electric kettle and pour it over the dates in a bowl.
- Then, to trap the heat, place an upside-down plate over the bowl and let it for at least 15 minutes or longer if you don't have a powerful food processor. You could also cook your dates in a pot of water on the stove.
- After the dates have softened, dump the water and combine the dates with the rest of the ingredients in your food processor. Blend everything until it's completely smooth.
- Heat the jam in a pot over medium heat until it begins to bubble (it should happen within 5 minutes). Then reduce the heat to a light bubble and heat for another 10-15 minutes. It's done when the jam has thickened to the texture you want.
4. Vegan Apple Jam Recipe
This simple homemade Apple Jam recipe is made with fresh ingredients and has a lovely colour and an exquisite flavour of fall spices. It has a lovely jelly-like texture and a healthy kick from the chia seeds.
Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Servings: 10
- Red delicious apples (finely chopped): 2 large
- Cinnamon powder: ¼ teaspoon
- Cardamom powder: ¼ teaspoon
- Ginger powder: ½ teaspoon
- Ground nutmeg: ¼ teaspoon
- Packed brown sugar: ¼ cup
- Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon
- Chia seeds: 2 teaspoon
- Water: ¾ cup
- Combine the apples, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, ginger powder, nutmeg, and brown sugar in a saucepan. Turn the burner to high and constantly whisk with a spatula until the liquid has been released (about 5 minutes). Stir in the lemon juice for another 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat. Then stir in the chia seeds thoroughly.
- Cook, covered, on low-medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until apples are tender. Open the lid and mash them as much as possible in the saucepan with a food masher. Cook over low heat, constantly stirring, until the liquid has almost completely evaporated but is not fully dry.
- In a blender/food processor, puree it as smooth as possible (do not overdo this step). Spoon it into the same saucepan and simmer for another 1-2 minutes or two boils over medium heat.
- Turn it off after a good stir. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool to room temperature. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated in a glass container.
5. Vegan Orange Jam Recipe
Oranges are an excellent fruit. They're highly nutritious and high in vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin A! There are so many ways to eat them––try making orange jam. This is a great jam to prepare for something sweet to put on toast or porridge. Strawberry jam is delicious, but why not try something new? This orange jam is fantastic!
Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Servings: 8
- Oranges (peeled): 1/3 ounces
- Sugar: ½ ounces
- Lemon juice: 5 tablespoons
- Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
- Oranges should be washed and peeled. Cut them into little pieces and cook them in a medium-sized pot.
- Stir frequently. When the liquid evaporates, add the sugar and continue to whisk. When the sauce has thickened, squeeze in some lemon juice.
- The cooking time was between 20 and 25 minutes. Store in hot sterilized jars while still hot.
6. Vegan Sugarless Grape Jam Recipe
This grape jelly is complete with nutrient-dense chia seeds, which give it a lovely texture. You don't even need to add any additional sugar because the grapes are excellent! Spread it on bread or oatmeal, or just eat it plain. We're not going to pass judgment!
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Servings: 8
- Grapes: 4 cups
- Chia seeds: 3 teaspoons
- Stevia (optional): 1 teaspoons
- Place the grapes in a covered pot and simmer for 20-30 minutes on low heat.
- Mix the grapes and cluster the berries with a spoon or fork to get all of the liquid out throughout the procedure.
- Pass the liquid through a network dowel to remove the skins and grains, then crush it with a fork or pestle to get the most out of it.
- Return the unsweetened juice to the pot and cook for 15 minutes with the chia seeds, adding a teaspoon of stevia or another sweetener if desired.
- Remove the pan from the heat if you prefer to use the magic wand.
- Place it in a jar and set it aside to cool. Put it in the fridge and eat it within two weeks.
7. Vegan Watermelon Jam Recipe
You'll adore these delicious, jewel-like bits of watermelon rind; you won't be able to consume half a jar in one sitting, but a small amount over toast or the ability to pop a small piece of candied watermelon rind in your mouth whenever you're craving something sweet will suffice.
With just one slice of candied watermelon rind, you'll forget about chocolate, gummy bears, candies, or whatever sweets you can't resist.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Servings: 10
- Watermelon rind: 26½ to 30 ounces
- Sugar: 17.6 ounce
- Water: 4⅕ cup
- White wine vinegar: ⅔ cup
- Lemon juice: 1 lemon
- Remove the watermelon's red flesh, leaving only a thin layer of red flesh connected to the rind, about ⅒ inch thick. Remove the watermelon's green skin altogether. Chop the rind of the watermelon into 1⅕ to 1⅔-inch pieces. Now is the time to weigh the watermelon rind and make additional preparations if necessary.
- In a saucepan with a diameter of 9 inches and 5⅕ inches, combine the water and vinegar. Bring to a boil, then add the watermelon rind and continue to cook for another hour until the rind pieces are glossy and translucent.
- Drain in a sieve, refresh with cold water, then press with your hand to remove any remaining excess water when cool enough to handle.
- Weigh the rind of the watermelon once again. You should have about 500 g (17.6 oz) of cooked rind. Remove from the equation.
- You should use the same amount of sugar as you have cooked watermelon rind, roughly 17.6 ounces.
- It wouldn't be complete without some jam when having breakfast with a slice of toast. Of course, it adds flavour to the toast and gives it a sour, sweet flavour.
- Cook for about 40 minutes, or until a light syrup forms; however, the cooking time will vary depending on the size of the pot. If your pot is the same size as mine, the time should be fine; if your pot is wider, the cooking time will be shorter; if your pot is narrower, the cooking time will be a little longer. The finished syrup should have a light colour and a consistency similar to clear runny honey.
- Fill the sterilized jars with the jam and tightly seal them. Keep in a cool, dark place. The jam should last a long time if the jars are sterilized and well-sealed.
8. Vegan Mango Jam Recipe
The most straightforward jam you'll ever make, with no preservatives! It only takes 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare. Spreadable, tasty, and packed with natural fruit. This mango jam is easy to make, has a beautiful yellow/golden hue, and a thick texture with fresh mango flavour.
Prep time: 2 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Servings: 1
- Water: 1 cup
- Sugar (adjust as per the sweetness required): ¼ cup
- Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon
- Mango: 2 cups, chopped
- Combine the water, sugar, and lemon juice in a heavy-bottomed saucepan/wok over high heat. Bring the pot of water to a boil.
- Reduce the flame to medium and add the diced mangoes. Cook, stirring constantly and keeping an eye on it until the mangoes soften, about 5 minutes.
- Using a potato masher or a big fork, mash the mangoes into a chunky texture.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer the fruit until it is thick and jammy.
- Remove the jam from the heat and carefully transfer it to a clean glass jar. Bring to room temperature before serving. Refrigerate it after securely covering it.
- Have fun with your vegan mango jam!
9. Vegan Lychee Coconut Jam Recipe
Coconut Lychee Jelly It is light, refreshing, and just the right amount of sweet! This vegan dairy-free dessert will impress your guests and is simple to prepare! There are only three items needed!
Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 2 minutes | Servings: 9
Ingredients For The Lychee Layer
- Canned lychee juice: 1½ cups
- Agar-agar powder: ¾ teaspoon
Ingredients For The Coconut Layer
- Coconut milk whole fat: 1½ cups
- Agar-agar powder: ¾ teaspoon
- Remove the lychee juice from the canned lychees and set them aside. Only use the canned liquid and save the fruit for layering.
- Whisk the canned lychee juice and agar-agar powder in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce to low heat. On low heat, keep covered.
- Whisk the coconut milk and agar-agar powder in a separate small pot. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce to low heat. On low heat, keep covered. Twelve cups of lychee liquid should be scooped and poured into an 8 x 6-inch rectangle container.
- Allow this to take effect (about 5 minutes). When you touch the layer, and it feels hard, you'll know it's ready. Cover the lychee jelly and keep it on low heat.
- Then, pour 12 cups of coconut juice over the lychee layer using the back of a spoon. The heated liquid will not be able to break through the previous layer due to this. Allow the container to set before moving it.
- Rep to this procedure until there is no more liquid before slicing and serving with fresh fruit, cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!
Storage Of Homemade Fruit Jam
The set and the correct proportion of sugar determine the jam's keeping quality, but even with a high proportion of sugar, jam can go mouldy if stored in a damp environment. The type of cover that is used is also important.
Mould can be prevented to a large extent by pressing a waxed disc evenly on the surface of the jam while it is still hot, and even if mould does develop, it rarely penetrates through the paper into the jam.
Jams with parchment or cellulose paper covers last longer than those with cardboard-lined metal covers. When the jam is very hot, it is best to put homemade covers on it right away. Metal airtight covers are used to seal most commercial jams.
Homemade jam can be sealed in the same way, but it must be done right after it is poured. Under seal, a wax disc is unnecessary; it is more important to cover the jam quickly.
Seals are a time-saving method of jam storage, but they come at a cost. Plastic seals for press-on lids are usually reusable, but they must be placed on the hot jam again right away. They have the advantage of reducing shrinkage that can occur when the jam is stored in a centrally heated building.
Everyone enjoys jam, and it has a lot of nutritional value. It's made by heating sugar and water, which helps the pectin activate. The fruit is then added and mixed together to make the delicious jam. Because jam contains no free liquid, it is simple to spread and can be used on bread, crackers, and desserts. I hope all kids will love the vegan fruit jam recipes; let us know if you have any questions.
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