I will never buy jam or jelly from a grocery store ever again.
Neither will you after you make this delicious berry chia jam.
There’s just something about all-natural, homemade jam that tastes so much better than store-bought jam. Fresh with the just right amount of sweetness.
Not to mention, chia seeds are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and healthy fats.
I used to think that you pureed fruit in a blender to make homemade jam. Turns out, you actually heat it in a saucepan until the berries liquify.
I use strawberries and raspberries for this berry chia jam (because I love them both equally and couldn’t decide) but you can use just about any fruit of your choice – blueberries, blackberries, peaches… your choice!
|Homemade Berry Chia Jam|| |
- 3 cups strawberries, stems removed
- 2 cup raspberries
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup agave nectar (or sweetener of choice)
- Add fruit to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until berries begin to liquify.
- Boil for about 15 minutes until fruit breaks down into a sauce-like consistency. Mash fruit with a fork if necessary.
- Add sweetener and stir. (You can add more if you need extra sweetness.)
- Soak chia seeds in ¼ cup of water for one minute until they have a jelly-like substance.
- Add chia seeds to sauce pan and stir for one minute, then remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
- Allow jam to cool in the refrigerator before serving.
- Store in an airtight container.