You’ve bought organic lingonberry jam and can’t wait to use it. At the same time, you aren’t sure what to do with it besides spread it on your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pancakes or morning toast.
We got creative and compiled some ideas about how to use lingonberry (AKA cowberry, bearberry, foxberry) jam to create guilt-free desserts for when you’re having sugar cravings.
These options are great if you have a sweet tooth, a rough day, or just want to treat yourself after working hard at the gym.
These desserts are also an easy way to include healthy berries into your diet.
As a bonus, we break down what makes these lingonberry jam desserts healthy. The recipes we’ve collected are low in sugar, high in protein, and (most importantly) they taste delicious.
As well, all of the recipes are intended for smaller-sized cups, ice cream molds, or muffin trays—portion control helps you avoid the temptation to eat the entire cake in one sitting.
Get inspired to whip out one of our yummy desserts starring lingonberry jam.
1. Lingonberry Jam Parfait With Coconut Cream
This parfait is a Paleo and vegan-friendly treat of layered coconut cream and lingonberry jam. It can be topped with your favorite freeze-dried berries, seasonal fruits, and nuts.
- 2 cups full-fat coconut milk (400 ml/16 oz can)
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Lingonberry jam
- Toppings of choice (e.g. seasonal fruit, nuts, cacao nibs, freeze-dried blueberries)
- Refrigerate the coconut milk for a minimum of 12 hours. This allows the liquid to separate from the creamy part of the milk.
- Scoop the dense cream from the top of the can and put it into a separate bowl.
- Add a pinch of salt and vanilla to the coconut cream and blend until you’ve formed peaks. It’ll look like a whipped cream once it’s ready.
- Fill glasses or containers with alternating layers of lingonberry jam and coconut cream. Repeat the process until you’ve used up all the cream.
- Add toppings to taste. Granola is popular for parfaits, but it’s often high in sugar. We recommend freeze-dried berries, nuts, chocolate chips and fresh fruit.
- You can eat it right away or leave it in the fridge for up to four days.
What Makes This Recipe Healthy?
This dessert contains:
- No refined sugars
- Healthy fats from coconut milk
This recipe is a healthier alternative to a yoghurt and granola parfait that is often processed and packed with refined sugars.
Our jam is made from handpicked lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) grown in organic forests of Finland, native to the Arctic tundra. To keep the product natural, we don’t add any sugar.
This doesn’t mean that the jam isn’t sweet. It has a signature tart taste, but also has a natural sweetness.
Another major ingredient in the dessert, coconut milk, is helpful when you’re looking for waistline-friendly desserts.
Coconut milk is great for weight loss because it contains:
2. Oatmeal Cookie Cups With Lingonberry Jam
Oatmeal cookie cups with sweet lingonberry jam are an ideal alternative to sugary breakfast muffins. They’re also packed with protein from peanut butter.
- 2 ½ cups oats (coarse or rolled)
- 1 cup peanut butter (use 100% natural peanut butter without added ingredients)
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup oat flour
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Combine oats, peanut butter, maple syrup, and flour.
- Prepare an oiled or non-stick muffin tray.
- Cover the bottom of the tray with one tbsp balls of the mixture. Press them down. Put jam in the middle. Top the jam with the remainder of your oat mixture.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Enjoy the oatmeal cups with jam filling.
What Makes This Dessert a Great After-Workout Snack?
These cups are a great post-workout combination because:
- Lingonberries are “superfoods” filled with anti-oxidants that reduce fatigue and provide you with an alternative to sugary protein bars
- Oats are full of fibre that provide you with slow-releasing energy
- Protein-packed peanut butter keeps you full for longer and helps you with muscle recovery
3. Yoghurt and Lingonberry Jam Popsicles
- 1 cup Lingonberry jam
- 2 cups plain yoghurt (Greek or dairy-free alternative)
- Gently mix the yoghurt and jam in a bowl.
- Spoon the mix into the popsicle moulds.
- Freeze for 4–6 hours or overnight.
- Run the mould under warm water—this makes it easier for the ice cream to pop out.
- Enjoy your summer treat.
Are Yoghurt Lingonberry Popsicles Healthy?
Yoghurt can be healthy, but many brands use a lot of sugar. Check the label for the amount of sugar. The yoghurt shouldn’t contain over 13 grams of sugar per 100 grams of yoghurt.
Benefits of yoghurt include:
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp lingonberry jam
- Cut up bananas into small pieces that’ll be easy to blend and place them on a baking tray.
- Put the tray with bananas into the freezer overnight.
- Mix frozen bananas in the blender. If you’re having a hard time mixing frozen bananas, add a splash of milk (or milk alternative) to help the process.
- Once the banana mixture is creamy, separate it into the bowls and top them with lingonberry jam. The strong flavor of lingonberries is enough to spice up a basic banana nice cream.
- You can store it in the freezer or eat it right away.
Is This Two-Ingredient Dessert Healthy?
Yes. Nice cream was imagined as a simple vegan replacement for ice cream. They dubbed it as “nice” because it’s the alternative to store-bought ice cream full of added sugar, food preservatives and animal-derived substances.
What’s even nicer? Bananas and lingonberries are both rich with nutrients. This table breaks down their nutrient profiles:
|High in potassium that helps with the contraction of muscles and regulation of fluid in cells
Vitamin C prevents colds and works as an antioxidant
Vitamin B6 helps with nausea and lowers the risk of cancer
Quercetin and resveratrol that act as antioxidants
Magnesium works as a protein builder and regulates blood sugar
Vitamin A important for eye health
5. Cheesecake Cupcakes With Lingonberry Jam
This vegan-friendly cashew-based cheesecake glazed with our lingonberry jam requires a bit of mixing, but this no-bake recipe uses only a couple of ingredients and makes 12 cupcakes.
- 1 cup almonds or walnuts
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 ½ cups cashews
- ⅔ cup coconut milk
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup agave, maple syrup or honey
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Lingonberry jam
- Soak cashews in water while you prepare the crust.
- Blend the almonds and dates together to form the crust.
- Separate the mix into the muffin tray and press down to create the base for the cheesecake.
- Blend the cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, agave nectar and lemon juice until smooth.
- Fill the cupcake cups with the cashew cream cheese.
- Leave it in the freezer to set for 4–6 hours.
- Cover the cheesecake cups with lingonberry jam.
- Enjoy your cheesecake.
What’s Healthy About This Recipe?
A combination of cashews, nuts and our wild lingonberries make a nutrient-dense dessert.
You know what makes lingonberries a superfood.
Which Dessert Should You Make?
Any of these four waistline-friendly dessert recipes pair well with our lingonberry jam.
They’re easy to make and only the oatmeal cookie cups recipe requires any baking.
On top of that, each recipes contains only a few additional ingredients that have been carefully chosen for a nutrient-dense dessert that’ll both keep you full for longer and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Do You Eat Lingonberry Jam With?
Lingonberry jam pairs well with meatballs, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, toast, English muffins, and chia pudding. In other words, whether savoury or sweet, it’s bound to pair nicely!
What Is Lingonberry Jam Made Of?
LOOV Food Lingonberry Jam is made from 40g of whole wild lingonberries, concentrated organic apple juice, pectin, calcium citrate and ascorbic acid.
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