Berry Chia Jam

1 jar
10 min

This berry chia jam requires 4 simple ingredients and is the perfect replacement to sugar laden store bought jams.


This is an easy, family friendly recipe made with simple, real food ingredients. Like berries, lemon juice, and chia seeds (added sugar is completely optional). And by easy, I mean super easy... it takes 10 minutes to make and then sits in the fridge to settle/thicken up. No canning required (that might be the best part). It's also great for freezing, so doubling the batch is a great idea


This jam is perfect on toast, biscuits, oatmeal, and even ice cream. Grab the recipe. You'll be glad you did!


Hope you enjoy!

Recipe details

  • 1  jar
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp. pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds

Instructions


Add berries, lemon juice, and maple syrup to a small sauce pan and simmer over medium low heat until berries break down/fall apart.
Remove berries from heat. Using a potato masher (or pastry cutter), mash down fruit until only small pieces remain (you could also use an immersion blender if you want it fully pureed). Mix chia seeds with mashed fruit.
Allow to cool slightly and then pour into a mason jar, or another air tight container. Place in fridge to allow jam to fully cool. Jam will thicken as it cools.
Keep jam stored in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Tips

  • Adding pure maple syrup is completely optional. You can also add additional maple syrup to taste. Taste the jam once you’ve mashed down the berries and if you want it sweeter, add syrup 1 tbsp. at a time.
  • I recommend organic ingredients when possible.
  • Jam will stay good in the fridge for up to one week. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Nutrition information is based off of entire recipe.

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