This sugar-free Strawberry Chia Jam Recipe takes only 10 minutes to make and can be made with any fruit you like! Perfect healthier jam with benefits of chia seeds.
Making a sweet fruit jam with no added sugar but superfood chia seeds instead, is like magic! I promise, you will not miss the store-bought berry spread that’s loaded with sugar. This healthy Strawberry Chia Jam is sweet from the fruit and has the jam texture and consistency thanks to chia seeds. When added to liquid ( like in my Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe ), chia seeds form a gel. Perfect for making a jam. No pectin or sugar needed to thicken it. Winning!
Spread on toasted whole wheat bagel or fresh slice of my No-Knead Bread and enjoy. It’s absolutely delicious!
HOW TO MAKE CHIA JAM
Fruit Chia Jam is very easy to make. It can be made with any fruit, fresh or frozen. Simply place fruit ( chopped into small pieces ) in a small saucepan. Cook on low heat, until it starts to release juice. Turn the heat to medium and using a spatula or a whisk, press fruit down and stir often. Cook until the mixture looks like a sauce. You can leave it as chunky as you like. Remove from heat, add a tablespoon of lemon juice and if you are using a tart fruit, add honey. Stir well. Add the chia seeds and stir well. As the jam cools and sits, it will thicken. Pour into a jar with lid and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Chances are, it will be gone way sooner than that!
This recipe makes a medium size jar of jam. It can easily be doubled to make more. If you do not like a chunky texture in your jam, you can place the mixture in a blender or use an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
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This recipe makes about 3/4 cup of jam.
- 1 cup fresh of frozen strawberries see note
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Place fruit in small saucepan. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring often, until it starts to release juice.
- Turn the heat to medium and using a spatula or a whisk, press the fruit down to break it down. Stir often. Cook until mixture looks like sauce. You can leave it chunky or break the fruit down more.
- Remove saucepan from heat. Add lemon juice. Stir well.
- Add chia seeds and stir well.
- As the jam sits and cools, it will thicken up. Pour into a jar with lid.
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If using fresh strawberries: wash and hull them, then chop into smaller pieces. You can add pure vanilla extract and honey if desired. Taste the jam once cooled and adjust to your likings.
If you do not like a chunky texture in your jam, you can place the mixture in a blender or use an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
HUNGRY FOR MORE? Check out these delicious recipes using chia seeds!
Maple Cinnamon Chia Pudding from Rachel Cooks
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