Homemade Quick and Easy Ground Flax Seed and Plum Jam Recipe


This recipe is a result of having been inspired last week by a simple, sugar-free recipe for jam that took under a half-hour to prepare. I adapted the recipe to my tastes and – ta da! – the result is a spreadable, sweet and sour sugar-free, healthy-fat-packed plum jam. It holds together well because of the addition of ground flax seeds. I kept mine quite chunky, but you could thin it out to your desire. Enjoy!

Thank you, Foodie Underground, for the inspiration!

Flax-Seed Plum Jam

Serves about 4-6


  • 2 hefty cups of chopped plums
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 overflowing tablespoon of ground flax seeds
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions: Chop the plums and apple.


Add to a pot over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup of water and salt. Stir and put a lid on the pot. Bring to a simmer and lower the temperature so that it doesn’t boil. Keep it simmering for 20-30 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened and the apple is tender through and through.


Set the pot aside and let the mixture cool down a bit. Add the ground flax seeds and lemon juice and mix the ingredients together, mashing the chunks with a fork to make the mixture smoother.


Mix thoroughly and put in an airtight container. Let it cool down and thicken further in the fridge. Serve and enjoy!



Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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