- 2 cups, chopped Berries/Fruit
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
- 0.25 cup Maple Syrup
- 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
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 love my jams, 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 is refined sugar free and will change your life! You can use fresh or frozen fruit. Any fruit you like!
Make The Chia Jam
Add your frozen or fresh fruit to a sauce pan with 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and heat on medium heat.
If you are using a bigger fruit like mango or apple, be sure to peel and chop first.
Cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until the fruit has softened and it cooked through.
Next, using a cocktail muddler or a potato masher, mash the fruit so it is no longer chunky and remove from the heat.
Next, add 1/4 cup (or more) of maple syrup, depending on how sweet you like it. You can also use honey or agave.
If you are using a sweet fruit like mango, I recommend only adding 2 or 3 Tablespoons of sweetener.
Get a spoon and give it a taste. If you like it more sweet, add more maple syrup.
Next, add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and mix well. All of the chia seeds should be fully absorbed in the fruit mixture.