I was never a big fan of any kind of jam. They always tasted way too sweet, and the fake 'preservative' filled fruit concoction never really appealed to me. This was until I came across this 5-minute chia seed frozen berry jam recipe on Pinterest.
I'm already a huge fan of chia seeds in bread or puddings so I thought to give it a try! A couple of tablespoons chia seeds and 2 cups of berries later and tada!
How to make 5 minute chia seed frozen berry jam
Not only this is so much healthier than the stuff you can find at the supermarket but it's so so easy to make.
Start by warming up your berries over the stovetop for a couple of minutes (around 5-7 minutes if using frozen berries). Take the berries off the stove, add the chia seeds and sweetener of choice (coconut sugar, maple syrup, stevia, etc.) and that's it! Quick and easy isn't it?
Let the chia seeds absorb all the liquid from the berries. They will expand and will thicken your jam. YUM!!!
CHIA SEED JAM RATIO:
1 TABLESPOON CHIA SEEDS TO 1 CUP FRUIT
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5 Minute Chia Seed Frozen Berry Jam
- 2 cups frozen or fresh berries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1-2 tablespoons sweetener of choice, maple syrup, coconut sugar etc.
- Bring your fruit to a boil in a small saucepan. (until it breaks down and gets bubbly). Take off the heat.
- Then mash your fruit with a fork. If you like you can leave some big chunks of fruit.
- Next stir in your chia seeds and add your sweetener.
- Let it cool for a couple of hours (the jam will thicken a lot) and then store it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
- Some fruits that work wonders in this chia seed jam are berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries etc.) pineapple, kiwis, peaches, basically any kind of juicy fruits. Experiment with different combos and see what you like best.
- This will work perfectly fine with frozen berries. Fresh ones are rarely in season (especially where I live, and they are VERY expensive). Frozen fruits tend to be much cheaper.