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Chia Jam

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Ingredients

2 cups Berries/Fruit
2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
2-4 tbsp Maple Syrup
2-3 tbsp Chia Seeds

Chia Jam

Features:
    • 45 mintes
    • Serves 10
    • Easy

    Directions

    Growing up in Germany the standard breakfast and occasional dinner was a slice (or two) of crusty bread with butter and jam. It’s safe to say that I do jam and jelly, especially the berry kind. The only problem with the store bought jams is that they are full of sugar. Too much sugar.

    This easy, 4-ingredient chai jam will change your life! You can use fresh or frozen fruit. Any fruit you like!

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Cook the Fruit

    Add your berries (or chopped fruit) to a sauce pan with the fresh lemon juice and heat on medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes. Next, using a cocktail muddler or a potato masher, mash the fruit so it is no longer chunky.

    2
    Done

    Make It Sweet

    Next, add 2-4 tbsp of maple syrup, depending on how sweet you like it. You can also use honey, agave or sugar. If you are using a sweet fruit like mango, I recommend only adding 2 tbsp of sweetener. Get a spoon and give it a taste. But careful, it is hot!

    Turn off the heat and move the sauce pan off the heat.

    3
    Done

    Add The Chia Seeds

    After the fruit is cooked and sweet, add the chia seeds and give it a good stir.

    Next, allow the jam to cool fully, then spoon it into your jam jar, seal with a lid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. During that time, the chai seeds will expand and create a jam like consistency.

    Spread this chai jam on your favorite slice of bread or add it to your morning yogurt with fresh fruit.

    Joni

    Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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    Glad to find you. Since I am into jams very much, I really love the idea to make some with chia seeds. Thank you and have a pleasant day !

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