Sauces and Seasonings

Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam

This mixed berry chia seed jam is a healthy, lower sugar alternative to store-bought jams and easier to make than you may think!

After making my strawberry chia seed jam, I was 100% sold on homemade, no-pectin jams. I adored how quickly it came together and loved adding it to my Greek yogurt and oats. Yet, sometime during the winter I got out of the habit of making chia jam.

But just the other day I starting thinking of new overnight oats recipe ideas (I know, I’m obsessed), and almost immediately thought of how good chia seed jam would be mixed into some of the flavor combos that I decided to experiment with (one coming your way next week!). As with my previous jam, this recipe utilizes frozen berries; however feel free to use in season berries instead.

Making the jam could not be simpler. All you need is 2 cups of berries, some lemon juice, chia seeds, and a sweetener. This time I went with honey as I wanted a slightly floral note to my jam, but feel free to use maple syrup or agave instead.

I’d love to hear jam flavor combinations that you’ve had success with!

By the way happy Friday! It’s especially happy as 1. It’s a four-day weekend and 2. My cousin is out visiting, which means more excuses to dine out, drink wine, and have relaxing girl time 🙂 

So here’s a toast to enjoying the sweeter things in life!  

Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries (or fresh)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions

1

Place saucepan on stove over medium heat.

2

Add berries and honey. Stir frequently until boiling, about 5-10 minutes.

3

Using a spatula, mash berries and continue to cook until mixture thickens a bit more, about 2-3 minutes.

4

Stir in chia seeds and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle boil for 1 minute.

5

Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes, or until thickened.

6

Pour into a glass container and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

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