Incredibly simple sugar free strawberry jam that’s Paleo and Whole30 friendly! Only two ingredients!

jar of sugar free strawberry jam

I don’t know about you, but I lived off of peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches as a kid. My mom would also throw in a few banana slices (because I’ve been obsessed with bananas since I was a kid- hands down favorite fruit!).

It just doesn’t get any better than that!

overhead of strawberry jam

Now that my taste buds are slightly more refined though (I would hope at least ha!), I decided I don’t really need that extra sugary sweetness that sometimes comes with jams. Instead, I really want the fruit to be the main star.

Enter in this incredibly easy sugar free strawberry jam. Made with only two ingredients (strawberries and lemon), you’ll freak over how good this is.

close up of strawberries

In fact, Jared and I actually served this over our Paleo vegan strawberry shortcakes the other day and it was incredible. I think I almost prefer them with sugar free strawberry jam!

How to make sugar free strawberry jam

Making a homemade sugar free strawberry jam that’s Paleo and Whole30 friendly is actually quite simple!

strawberry bowl

All you’ll need to begin are the strawberries, lemon juice, and a touch of arrowroot powder if you’d like to thicken it even more (though I find you don’t really need the arrowroot powder!).

Begin by thoroughly rinsing and slicing the strawberries. Slice the tops off as well.

bowl of strawberries

Then add the strawberries and lemon to a pot and bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cover with a lid.

Then you’ll let it cook for a few minutes. After, you’ll mash the strawberries in the pot and transfer to a jar that you can store with a lid.

sauce pot strawberries

Allow the jar to cool for a bit before placing it into the fridge, then chill the strawberry jam for at least an hour before using.

jar of strawberry jam

That’s it! A super easy and simple Paleo strawberry jam!

How to thicken strawberry jam without sugar

This one is easy. If you find that your strawberry jam isn’t quite as thick as you’d like, you can add in a teaspoon of arrowroot powder. Most people use powdered pectin, but I find that it’s not the most common ingredient in pantries.

Arrowroot powder will do just fine! Just stir it into the jam while it’s still hot, and let it chill to thicken.

What to eat with strawberry jam

I love to stir a little bit of my Paleo strawberry jam into some dairy free plain yogurt for a little bit of sweetness.

bowl of yogurt with strawberry jam

It’s also wonderful stirred into oatmeal! Instead of using maple syrup, like in my vegan protein overnight oats, you can swap in the strawberry jam and add some peanut butter for a PB&J style oatmeal!

bowl of oats with strawberry jam

You can also smear it on some toast or make an actual PB&J of course 🙂

book with bowl of oat meal

I hope you love this sugar free strawberry jam as much as I do! If you give it a go, let me know down below in the comments section. As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy jamming!

bowl of oatmeal with strawberry jam

More healthy strawberry recipes:

Paleo vegan strawberry banana bread

Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes (Paleo)

Vegan Strawberry Cake

Virgin Strawberry Margaritas

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jar of sugar free strawberry jam

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam (Whole30, Paleo)

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 24 tbsp 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegan


Incredibly simple sugar free strawberry jam that’s Paleo and Whole30 friendly! Only two ingredients!


  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • Juice from 1 lemon


  1. Rinse and slice your strawberries, cutting of the tops as well.
  2. Add them to a medium sauce pot and add in the lemon juice and strawberries. Turn the stove top on to high and let the strawberries begin to boil, about 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover for 15 minutes. 
  4. Remove from heat and mash the strawberries in the pot with a fork. Transfer the jam to a large jar that can be sealed airtight. Let the jar cool for 10 minutes before transferring it to the fridge to chill for an hour.
  5. Use and serve however you’d like!

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