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Homemade Jam Recipes For Your Toddler

 Huda Shaikh
1 to 3 years

Created by Huda Shaikh
Updated on Mar 06, 2018

Homemade Jam Recipes For Your Toddler

Jams and jelly are every child’s favorite. However the jams available in the market are packed with preservatives, food additives, food colors and are laden with excessive sugar which is not great for the health of your child. What if I told you that you could make home-made jams without preservatives and be happy about the fact that your child is consuming something healthy? If you haven’t tried making jams before then here are few recipes which you can prepare for your toddlers or little one. Here are some homemade jam recipes which you must definitely try-

  1. Mixed Fruit Jam-

    Ingriedients-

    • Apple-1
    • Banana-1
    • Guava-1
    • Pineapple slices-2/3
    • Strawberries- 10/12
    • Freshly made Orange juice ( from one med sized orange)-1/4th cup
    • Papaya-1/4th cup
    • Prunes/Dried Apricots-3
    • Lemon juice- 1 Tsp
    • Organic Grated jaggery-3/4th cup

    Method-

    • In a small bowl mix together orange and lemon juice. You can also blend it a little
    • Wash all the fruits, peel them and chop them well
    • In a blender, blend all the fruits along with the orange-lemon juice mixture
    • Now transfer the fruit mixture to a pan and then gradually add jaggery. Mix well
    • Max sure that the jaggery is mixed well and the entire mixture has reached jam consistency
    • Keep the flame low,since there are chances that the mixture would stick to the pan.Stir occasionally but do not leave it unattended
    • Once done,it is cool and then add to a sterilized container
  2. Apple Jam-

    Ingredients-

    • Apples- 2
    • Cinnamon- 1/4th tsp
    • Water- 2tbsp
    • Organic jaggery-4tbsp
    • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
    • Grated dried apricot-2

    Method-

    • Wash the apples well and peel them. Chop it pieces and place it aside
    • Now finely grate the apple pieces and add it to a vessel, add jaggery and cook with little water
    • Check the consistency and once it has started looking like jam, add in lemon juice, cinnamon powder and grated apricot
    • Cook for 2-3 more minutes and then switch of the flame
    • Your delicious apple jam is ready
  3. Strawberry Jam-

    Ingredients-

    • Strawberries- 20-25
    • Lemon juice- 1 Tsp
    • Jaggery-2 Tsp

    Method-

    • Wash the strawberries well and set them aside.Cut the strawberries and place them aside
    • Now puree the strawberries in a blender.You can keep some pieces intact if your child likes it
    • Add the strawberry puree to a pan and jaggery.Cook well and keep stirring to avoid the puree sticking to the pan
    • Quickly add in lemon juice and stir well
    • Once you see that the puree has reached jam consistency switch off the flame and let it cool before you transfer it to a bottle or container
  4. Mango Jam

    Ingredients-

    • Mango puree- 2 cups
    • Brown sugar- ½ cup (do check the sweetness of the mangoes)
    • Lemon juice- 2 Tsp
    • Cardamom powder-1/4th tsp

    Method-

    • You need to prepare mango puree with 2-3 medium mangoes
    • Now add this puree to a pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes
    • Then add brown sugar and stir well till the sugar has dissolved completely
    • Now add lemon juice and cardamom powder. Mix well
    • Once it reaches jam consistency switch of the flame and let it cool
    • Your yummy mango jam is ready
  5. Pineapple Jam-

    Ingredients-

    • Pineapple chunks- 4 Cups
    • Lemon juice- 1 Tbsp
    • Brown Sugar-2 Cups,adjust according to the sweetness of the pineappleSaffron Strands- 4-5,mix with 2 tbsps of warm water

    Method-

    • Puree the pineapple chunks in a blender well
    • Now add this puree to a pan and cook for 2-3 minutes
    • Now add brown sugar and cook well till the sugar has dissolved properly
    • Now add the saffron water and you will see a change in the colour
    • Once you see that the puree has reached jam consistency then add lemon juice and switch of the flame and mix well once again
    • Let it cool down and then add it to a bottle or air-tight container
  6. Orange Jam-

    • Orange- 2 kgs
    • Lemon juice- 2 Tbsps
    • Brown sugar- ½ kg,adjust it according to your taste
    • Rock salt- 1 Tsp

    Method-

    • You will have to juice all the oranges in order to make orange jam
    • Once you have extracted the juice in a large pan add the juice and bring to a boil
    • After giving it a boil,simmer it for about 15-20minutes till the juice isn’t reduced to almost half
    • Once it has reduced to half then add brown sugar and after 5 minutes add rock salt.Mix well
    • You will see that the juice has already turned thick,but you still need to cook it further on low flame
    • Once it is thick enough,then add lemon juice and switch off the flame
    • Let it cool down completely before you add it to a glass container or bottle
    • Your child will love it!

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| Mar 26, 2018

excellent !!! thank you so much for sharing the recepies

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| Mar 24, 2018

oo000

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| Mar 10, 2018

Thanks Huda

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| Mar 09, 2018

Hi Aarthi, The Jams can be preserved for about 15 days.

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| Mar 09, 2018

Hi Roohi,In order to prepare a jam you would have to cook the fruit mixture well. However you can choose to cook it less and not make it too thick. Also since it does not contain any harmful additives the nutrients can be maintained. You can also choose to pressure cook the fruits since it can retain most of the nutrients.

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| Mar 08, 2018

nice recipes. how long can these jams be preserved.

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| Mar 07, 2018

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| Mar 07, 2018

nyc recipes

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| Mar 07, 2018

nice it's so easy to prepare, thanks

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| Mar 07, 2018

interesting ideas to prepare jam.. thanks

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| Mar 07, 2018

wonderful recipes.. it is really good to have these homemade jams for ur kids.. I just had one concern that will heating the fruits not kill all the nutritional values of the fruit..

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| Mar 07, 2018

good idea

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| Mar 07, 2018

Nice

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| Mar 07, 2018

superb idea

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| Mar 07, 2018

thats a cool idea

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| Mar 06, 2018

Delicious. thx for sharing

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| Mar 06, 2018

useful

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| Mar 06, 2018

yum yum

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| Mar 06, 2018

yummy recipes... thanks alot

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| Mar 06, 2018

yummilicious recipes ,thanks for sharing!

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