I love marmalade more than anything else in the jam-and-jelly family because of the chewy texture of the citrus peels, and the slight, pleasant bitterness. These paleo marmalade recipes will show you how to make marmalade without refined sugar, and there are even a few ideas for using it once you’ve made it!
1. Orange Marmalade Muffins
I love a good stuffed muffin and let me tell you: this is a GOOD stuffed muffin. These are made with almond flour, tapioca starch or arrowroot powder, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, and orange marmalade. Check out some of the following recipes to use for the marmalade!
2. Paleo Orange Marmalade
Here’s another honey-sweetened orange marmalade recipe, but this one uses only a small amount of honey, so it’s great when you’re trying to avoid excessively sweet things (even natural sweeteners). And you can adjust the amount of honey you use to suite your tastes!
3. Paleo Blood Orange and Cacao Nib Marmalade
Chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven, and this blood orange marmalade is some next-level good stuff. Add cacao nibs and it’s perfect. This marmalade is sweetened with coconut sugar and thickened with a bit of tapioca flour.
4. Coconut Shrimp With Chia Orange Marmalade
You don’t have to use traditional marmalade methods to make marmalade—try this unconventional chia marmalade made with orange, honey, lemon, chia seeds, and red pepper flakes and served with deliciously crispy and flaky coconut shrimp. So yummy.
5. Quick Blood Orange Marmalade
With blood oranges and their amazing floral flavor, honey, Meyer lemon, vanilla bean and salt, this marmalade has an elegant flavor that goes well with almost anything, and it’s not hard to make. Stick everything in a saucepan and simmer until thick!
6. Kumquat Orange Marmalade With Honey and Ginger
When the kumquats on my kumquat tree ripen this winter, you can bet this is what I’m going to do with them. The combination of kumquat and orange is fabulous, and when you sweeten with honey and add spicy ginger, the whole concoction turns into absolute magic.
7. Ginger and Orange Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies
Now that you’ve got more marmalade than you know what to do with, you can make thumbprint cookies! In addition to the marmalade, you’ll need almond meal, coconut flour, arrowroot, ghee, coconut sugar, vanilla, sea salt, and eggs. These are perfect for the holidays!