If you have yet to attempt to make chia seed jam – please wait no longer. It’s got to be one of the easiest/yummiest things going.
Can you make a smoothie? Then you can make chia jam.
Since delicious, ripe strawberries are in abundance, strawberry jam it is.
I’ve made a version of this before with raspberries. That recipe uses local honey as a sweetener, which is also so good, but not considered vegan in the case you eat a vegan diet . But use what you have. Either pure maple syrup, like this version or honey works like a charm.
The multifaceted chia seed really takes centre stage. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen an infographic that I posted about the benefits and importance of vitamin B3. It can promote a good nights sleep and reduce symptoms of anxiety among other things. Chia happens to be a good source of B3.
It can also make fruit into jam. 😉 Amazing!
All you have to do is let your seeds soak into water for ten minutes and it becomes a gel-like substance.
Meanwhile, chop up your berries. Beautiful ruby coloured morsels. I love strawberries.
Toss the chia along with the berries, maple syrup into the blender and pulse it until smooth. If you want to leave a few small chunks of strawberry that is totally up to you.
Pour it into a glass jar and you are now a maker of jam. How impressive!
Your jam will keep in the fridge for up to a week, but it most likely won’t last that long. Joe loves homemade chia jam and literally spoons it directly into his mouth from the jar. 😉 We also had it on toast for Sunday morning breakfast and it was per-fection.
You should try it this Sunday. So yummy with a nice cup of coffee. Have a great weekend all!
Serves 1 cup
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Soak the chia seeds in water for ten minutes
- Meanwhile, rinse and slice your berries
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until you reach your desired consistency
- Store in the fridge in a glass jar