The easiest jam you’ll ever make!
I love making jam when I have extra berries lying around that I know won’t get used before going bad. Classic jams take quite a bit of time to make, but this recipe takes about 15 minutes and you get a thick and nutrient filled jam!
Chia seeds are awesome when used as a thickener, plus you get the added health benefits from this superfood. They give this jam and amazing consistency like a traditional jam. Instead of the classic sugar, I use maple syrup to sweeten the berries and a hint of vanilla.
All you need to do is add your berries and maple syrup into a pot, bring it to a low boil and add your chia seeds in! That’s it!
Enjoy this on toast, oatmeal, overnight oats, on top of thumbprint cookies and so much more!
If you want to make this awesome jam, check out the recipe below!
Berry Chia Seed Jam
3 cups fresh blueberries
1-2 tbsp lemon juice, to taste
3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup (honey works too), more if needed
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract or powder
- If need, prepare the fruit by removing stems and chop large fruits into smaller pieces. In a medium-sized non-stick pot, bring the berries, maple syrup or lemon juice to a low boil. Stir frequently, and reduce heat to low-medium to simmer for about 5 minutes. Lightly mash the fruit with potato masher or fork, leaving bits of fruit for texture.
- Stir in the chia seeds until thoroughly combined and let the mixture cook down. Cook for about 15 minutes, until your desired thickness. Stir frequently, to prevent jam from sticking to the pan.
- Once jam is thickened to your liking, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container. Stays good for at least a week!