When you get beautiful, red, shiny chia jam bursting out of the center of a healthy doughnut or oozing out the side of a rich chocolate protein brownie… that’s when you know you have your life together.
I’ll be posting a few dessert recipes that use this chia jam very soon! So master it now so that your jam making skill will be on fleek for when I post a delicious oozey jam center brownie!
It’s a great recipe because you can use whatever berries you like, you don’t necessarily have to use strawberries. You can also add sweetener if you like, or leave it out.
So get jam making, Grandma!
- 250g Strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (you can use fresh ones too but frozen is a bit cheaper)
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds (You can buy them here, but Costco also have them for a very good price)
- Optional: a sweetener of your choice. I like to use Coconut Magic Coconut sugar
To make chia jam:
- Cut the stems off your strawberries and cut them in small pieces (halves are fine if they are small strawberries)
- Add your strawberries and raspberries to a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat. You could also add a sweetener, such as Coconut magic Coconut sugar, if you choose (the strawberries make it sweet already, but if you’re a real sweet tooth, go ahead)
- Cook on low-medium heat until all the berries are broken down and only a few chunks remain. This should take about 10-15 minutes. If you taste at this point it should taste a bit more like jam/jelly and be a lot sweeter
- Stir in 2 tbsp of chia seed and stir really well
- Transfer berry mixture to a container or jar to be stored in the fridge overnight. This time in the fridge will allow the chia seeds to give the mixture a jelly-like consistency. It’s worth the wait!
- Enjoy spread on your favorite healthy treats or on top of a delicious smoothie bowl!
Original recipe by Made Whole co
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