Learn how to make Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. It's easy, delicious, and nutritious and only requires 4 ingredients! It's gluten-free and contains no refined sugars. Paleo Friendly. No canning involved.
It's finally here! Our family waits for it all year. Strawberry season! The sweet goodness of fresh-picked strawberries. It's a family tradition to go to the local u-pick fields and fill our baskets with as many as we can. This year, we made several batches of Strawberry Chia Seed Jam.
If you've never made a jam before, don't get scared. This recipe is so simple. It requires only four ingredients, and there's no canning involved.
If you like Blackberries, then you'll also have to try this scrumptious Blackberry Chia Seed Jam!
This Strawberry jam is not only easy to make, it's packed with the goodness of a superfood - chia seeds. Like flax seeds, chia seeds are super high in Omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, you get a healthy dose of antioxidants, fiber, calcium, and protein. So much better than sugary store-bought varieties.
It's amazing. No pectin is needed. The chia seeds, when exposed to moisture, plump up and thicken the jam naturally. Yum!
This jam is a refrigerator jam – it doesn’t require any canning so no need to sterilize the jars and place them in a water bath to seal.
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The uses for Strawberry Chia Seed Jam are endless:
- put it in your yogurt
- mix into your oatmeal
- top your pancakes
- spoon it on ice cream
- make an amazing PB&J
- spread it on toast
- place on top a cracker with cheese
- dollop on cottage cheese
- eat it right from the jar 🙂
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Homemade Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
- 2 cups strawberries (quartered)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup (or to your liking)
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor, pulse until they're blended to desired texture. Blend more if you want your chia seeds pureed, less if you don't mind them whole.
- You can reserve some of the strawberries and add them later if you want a chunkier version, like I do.
- Transfer mixture to an airtight container, such as a mason jar, and allow to set in the fridge for about an hour.
Fresh jam from sun-kissed berries is so good. Lick the spoon good. And the chia seeds make it healthier than its store-bought, sugary cousin. If you've got 5 minutes, you can be enjoying this strawberry chia seed jam!
It makes a great gift too!
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