Something Sweet For Breakfast? Try These Homemade Jams

If you're looking for a classic breakfast spread that will get your taste buds dancing in the morning, go no further than handmade jams. The amazing process turns jams, which are often made with sugar and fresh fruits, into thick, delicious preserves that we enjoy on our morning toast, pastries, and pancakes. Jams bring back fond memories of homes and simpler times, in addition to their delicious flavour. 

Enjoying jams with your breakfast enhances the flavour of your morning meal and offers a nutritious kick. Featuring fruits as the main component in jams provides a nutritious boost of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for a wholesome beginning to the day. Moreover, the inherent sweetness of fruits removes the necessity for artificial sugars, making jams a nutritious option for breakfast enthusiasts of any age. From being spread on toast to swirled into yoghurt or layered between fluffy pancakes, homemade jams add a touch of homemade goodness and warmth to every breakfast bite. Additionally, homemade jams offer the added benefit of being free from artificial additives and preservatives, allowing you to indulge in pure, wholesome goodness. 

Different Homemade Jams to Have in Breakfast 

Mango Jam 

Full of sweetness, mango jam brings a lively touch to your breakfast spread. Made with ripe mangoes, sugar, and a touch of lemon juice, this jam is an excellent addition to your breakfast spread. 

Pineapple Jam 

The tangy and refreshing flavours of pineapple jam bring a taste of the tropics to your breakfast table. With just a few simple ingredients—pineapple, sugar, and a splash of lime juice—you can create a bright and flavourful jam that pairs beautifully with buttered toast or oatmeal. 

Mixed Fruit Jam 

We've all had the pleasure of trying this dish. Enjoy the delicious blend of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in this versatile mixed fruit jam. Just cook the fruits with sugar and a splash of lemon juice until it thickens, then spread it generously on your toast for a burst of fruity flavour. 

Strawberry Jam 

Classic and timeless, strawberry jam is a breakfast favourite that never goes out of style. Made from fresh strawberries, sugar, and a splash of pectin, this jam boasts a vibrant red hue and a sweet-tart flavour that pairs perfectly with freshly baked croissants or fluffy pancakes. 

Peach Jam 

Juicy and fragrant, peach jam is a perfect way to enjoy the flavours of summer all year round. Combine ripe peaches with sugar and a touch of cinnamon for a jam that is both sweet and aromatic. Spread on warm biscuits or croissants for a comforting breakfast treat. 

Jam Recipe 


1 kg ripe fruit (mangoes, pineapple, mixed berries, strawberries, peaches) 

800 grams granulated sugar 

Juice of 1 lemon (optional, for added tartness) 

1 packet (about 50 grams) powdered fruit pectin (optional, for thickening) 


Wash and prepare the fruit, removing any pits, seeds, or stems. Chop the fruit into small pieces and transfer to a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. 

Add the granulated sugar to the saucepan with the fruit. If using, squeeze the lemon juice over the fruit and sugar mixture. 

Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. 

Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 30-45 minutes, or until the fruit is soft and the mixture has thickened to your desired consistency. 

If using powdered fruit pectin, sprinkle it over the hot jam mixture and stir well to combine. Continue to simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes to activate the pectin and thicken the jam further. 

Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the jam cool slightly. Transfer the jam to clean, sterilized jars, leaving a little space at the top. Seal the jars tightly and let it cool completely before storing them in the refrigerator. 

Enjoy your homemade jam on toast, biscuits, yoghurt, or any other breakfast favourite.