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Easy Peach Peanut Butter Jam

breakfast dips and sauces inspired meals Aug 15, 2022

A few years ago my sister asked me if I’d like to go in on a crate of fresh local peaches. We adore stone fruit, so I was totally game. We ended up with more peaches than we could possibly eat, so I seeded and froze half to use in smoothies. With the other half? I made jam!


Of course I couldn’t stand for just ordinary jam. I like to combine ingredients for the best effect on blood sugar, so instead I created a spread of cooked peaches (with a little honey, cinnamon and lemon juice) and peanut butter. You could also use almond butter, sunflower butter or even cashew butter!


Whatever nut or seed butter you choose, please make sure the only ingredient listed on the label is the nut itself (salt is OK too). Sugar is added to so many brands of peanut butter and it’s easy to fall victim if you’re just looking at the front of the jar. FYI… the word “Natural” on a label means nothing!

A few of the brands I recommend are:  

  • Crazy Richard’s

  • Krema

  • Organic MaraNatha Peanut Butter

  • Smucker's

  • Wild Friends

Easy Peach Peanut Butter Jam is a wonderful topping for sprouted toast, seed crackers, Fluffy Pumpkin PancakesSeed-Sprouting Hot Cereal, or…dare I say vanilla ice cream?!


The addition of peanut butter bumps up the fat content, which means it won’t spike your blood sugar like traditional jam. I added a small amount of sweetener in the form of raw honey…but only two tablespoons for the entire batch. I think it sweetens the jam plenty, but if you disagree you can add a touch more. Just don’t go overboard!



Easy Peach Peanut Butter Jam


Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 70 minutes
Servings: 20 (serving size: 2 tbsp.)


INGREDIENTS

  • 6 peaches

  • 2 tbsp. raw honey

  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice (only ingredient should be nuts; salt is OK too)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Peel, seed and dice peaches.
  2. Toss in a sauce pan with honey, lemon juice and cinnamon. Stir until evenly combined.
  3. Heat on medium until simmering, then turn heat to low and allow to cook for 60-70 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Transfer to mason jars and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

 

Nutrition Facts per serving (serving size: 2 tbsp.):
Calories: 60; Total Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 0.5 g; Sodium: 20 mg; Potassium: 90 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 7 g; Dietary fiber: 1 g; Net Carbohydrates: 6 grams; Sugar: 6 g (2 grams added sugar); Protein: 2 g

 

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