Chia Jam

Fresh, fruity jam ready in minutes!  No added sugar and no pectin necessary!  
Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse!  A complete protein source full of antioxidants, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.  Their mucilaginous texture is a benefit to your digestive system and in this recipe is the main binding factor for holding the jam together without the need for pectin! Use this jam on toast, in desserts, on pancakes, parfaits and anywhere else you want a pop of flavour and colour!

prep

6 minutes

Bake time

15 minutes

makes

10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Juice from 1/2 a medium lemon

Instructions

  1. Place mixed berries, chia seeds and lemon juice in a rectangular steamer or 4 Cup microwave safe bowl.  Stir to combine.
  2. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a resealable container (a wide mouth glass jar is ideal!) and blast with an immersion blender until smooth.
  4. Allow 15 minutes to cool and for the chia to set.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

If a microwave is not available or not your preference, bring all ingredients to a low boil in a saucepan on medium-high heat.  Simmer 10-15 minutes until berries begin to break down and release liquid.

If no immersion blender is available or a chunkier jam is preferred, mash all hot ingredients with forks or potato masher before transferring to resealable jar to allow chia to set.

Prepared jam will last in the fridge for 10-14 days.

If additional sweetness is required add 1 tsp pure Maple syrup or to taste.

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