Sauces and Spices

Chia Seed Jam

In just a few minutes (20 minutes at most!), you can make a homemade jam from fresh berries that is naturally sweetened with honey and thickened with chia seeds.

Traditional jams and jellies contain a crazy amount of sugar, but not this one–It’s sweetened with only a touch of honey! Plus, omega-3 rich chia seeds are substituted for the common thickening agent pectin.

Chia Seeds are small but mighty! They’re packed with fiber, protein, and iron along with many other nutrients & antioxidants. They can turn any liquid into a gel-like consistancy.

This jam is perfect on toast, pancakes, stirred into oatmeal and yogurt, or on a classic PB & J. Try making it with different berries of your choice!

Chia Seed Jam

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups berries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey

Directions

  1. Combine chia seeds and water in a small bowl and let soak about 10 minutes until jelled.
  2. Meanwhile, add berries, honey and lemon juice to a small stove top pan and simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Crush the berries with the back of a spoon while cooking.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds until well combined.
  4. At this point, you can either leave the jam chunky or blend. I personally use a handheld immersion blender to smooth.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. As it cools, the jam will thicken considerably. It can also be frozen for up to six months.

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