This homemade Strawberry Chia Jam is amazing! It’s quick and easy to make, requires only 3 INGREDIENTS, completely natural, and absolutely delicious.
When you hear the word chia you might think “pet.” But, long before these things were being used to grow hair on statues they were sustaining Central American cultures as far back as the 16th century.
Chia seeds are incredibly nutritious and can absorb up to three to four times their mass in size. And, that makes them the perfect ingredient to make one of my favorite spreads. STRAWBERRY JAM!
This healthy strawberry jam recipe is so freaking good and absolutely guilt-free. Once you make this superfood spread you’ll never again want to buy processed store-bought jams or jellies.
How To Make Strawberry Chia Jam
If this is your first time to make any kind of jam don’t worry, you got this. This recipe is super easy. One of the best things about this recipe is there’s no canning and it takes less than 15 minutes. Yes, that’s right!
Also, unlike most jams that require pectin or obscene amounts of sugar to thicken, the chia seeds do all the work. Are you ready for this?
Start by cooking 2 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries over medium heat in a small saucepan. As the strawberries begin to breakdown and bubble start to stir pretty frequently.
Once the strawberries are soft and mushy use a wooden spoon or potato masher until you get the consistency you desire. Personally, I like my jam to be a little chunky.
Now, mix in the maple syrup then reduce the heat to low and add the chia seeds. Stir until they are incorporated very well. Remove the strawberry chia jam from the stove and allow it to sit until it reaches room temperature. The jam will thicken as it cools.
Serve it immediately or transfer to a glass jar and store in the fridge.
Can You Freeze Strawberry Chia Jam
Absolutely! Strawberry Chia Jam can be kept in the freezer for a couple of months.
How To Use Strawberry Chia Jam
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- Grilled Peanut Butter Banana & Jelly Sandwich
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- Healthy Oil-Free Granola
You are going to love this Strawberry Chia Jam recipe! It’s…
- A great source of protein, fiber, and Omega-3
- Super easy and quick
- Something even the kids will love
- The perfect fruit spread
- Absolutely delicious
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