Jam is one of the main components of our breakfast. We can hardly give up and it is not easy to replace. However, the sugars contained in normal orange marmalades are very high in quantity. In fact, sugar is mainly used to preserve, but also to thicken. A big problem, since it also raises our blood sugar level.
However, thanks to this recipe we can enjoy a completely natural jam perfect for those on a diet.
- 3 large oranges;
- juice of one lemon;
- 480 ml of water;
- 100 grams of sweetener of your choice;
Here’s how to make a sugar-free orange marmalade with just 4 ingredients that’s perfect for the ketogenic diet.
Let’s start with the choice of oranges. Better if they are seedless with a thin skin. This is because they tend to be sweeter than those with thicker skin.
Wash the oranges well to remove the wax from the skin and cut off the top and bottom. Cut the orange and remove the seeds, then cut it into slices. They should be as subtle as possible.
Put everything in a pot with lemon juice and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for two hours, with the lid on. After the time, remove the lid and raise the temperature. Add the sweetener and cook the jam over low heat, stirring constantly. We wait for the excess water to evaporate. Adjust with the sweetener and add if it seems too bitter.
Finally we pour our jam into glass jars and store in the fridge. Jam can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or frozen for 6 months.
Here’s how to make a sugar-free orange marmalade that’s perfect for the ketogenic diet.
In fact, the orange already has natural sugars given by fructose. This allows us to create a thick and delicious jam for our breakfasts. All this without gaining weight and avoiding ingesting refined sugars present in normal jams.
Although it has a long cooking time, the preparation is very simple. If it is too bitter or the flavor is too strong, we can avoid using the skin of all the oranges. In fact, you can use one or two whole oranges and peel the rest. This recipe can also be adjusted regarding the sweetener. You can safely increase the amount if it is too little.
This jam is perfect not only for breakfast, but also as an accompaniment to some dishes. For example, with pork and chicken, it is unexpectedly tasty.
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