Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – Vegan & Gluten Free

by Sharon on August 22, 2014

Chia Seed Jam - Vegan & Gluten Free

 

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.

Boom.

Chia Seed Jam - Vegan & Gluten Free

 

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.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam - Vegan & Gluten Free

Meanwhile, chop up your berries. Beautiful ruby coloured morsels. I love strawberries.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam - Vegan & Gluten Free

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!

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam - Vegan & Gluten Free

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!

Chia Seed Jam - Vegan & Gluten Free

Serves 1 cup

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – Vegan & Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Soak the chia seeds in water for ten minutes
  2. Meanwhile, rinse and slice your berries
  3. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until you reach your desired consistency
  4. Store in the fridge in a glass jar
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Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health August 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm
I have yet to try chia seed jam but you keep reminding me that I need to. Maybe I'll make pumpkin chia seed jam? haha- I'm sure that would be a complete disaster. :)
Sharon August 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm
Any berry works. Blueberries are next for me. I love blueberry jam! Pumpkin ... not so much. ;)
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods August 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Very interesting that this isn't cooked. Does the chia seed make thicken the jam? Either way it looks so delicious! Love that beautiful red color :D
Sharon August 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm
Yes! It's like magic. :) You must try it.
Thalia @ butter and brioche August 22, 2014 at 11:02 pm
never made my own jam before, loving the look of this chia and strawberry version. such a healthy alternative to a traditional jam too... great idea to use chia seeds as the thickener.
Sharon August 23, 2014 at 4:22 pm
It's such a game changer. ;) We haven't bought 'traditional' jam in over a year! If the mood strikes for jam it's minutes away. Thanks Thalia!
Dearna @tohercore August 22, 2014 at 11:41 pm
I love chia jam! Its such a simple idea isnt it but works so well. I'm still dreaming up other yummy flavour combinations to make for my next batch - maybe basil blueberry??
Sharon August 23, 2014 at 4:22 pm
Mmmmm ... basil blueberry ... drool ... ;)
Olivia - Primavera Kitchen August 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm
you have yet to make chia seed jam, but you've inspired me. I have a package of chia here that I should use. This recipe looks awesome!
Sharon August 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm
Do it!!! It's just so easy and you will never look at jam the same way again. :)
Karen @ Lushious Eats August 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm
I have to make this for my husband, he loves jam! He makes me breakfast most weekends but this jam calls for me making him a breakfast that he will totally love! Plus, this is super simple which is totally my kind of recipe! :)
Sharon August 25, 2014 at 7:48 pm
So easy. You will both love it! It's nice that you guys spoil each other. :)
Ramona March 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm
could you make it with frozen strawberries?
Sharon March 14, 2016 at 11:49 am
I haven't tried with frozen but I don't see why not. I would thaw them first though. Let me know how it turns out! Thanks Ramona. :)

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