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I’m quite a fan of chia seeds. With all their fiber, iron, omega-3’s, and antioxidants, who wouldn’t love chia seeds? We use chia seeds in smoothies all the time and I tend to throw them in pretty much anything that I am cooking.
Then one day, I stumbled upon chia seed jam. It’s supposed to be jam but chia seeds just don’t do quite the job that pectin can do. Therefore it’s more of a spread but I see that as no problem. I mean jam, preserves, or spread it can all be put on a piece of toast and eaten.
I finally got around to making chia “jam”. It turned out great.
The other great thing about this jam is that not only is it packed with the goodness of chia seeds but it is sugar-free. Instead, honey is used! Hmm, I wonder if I used raw honey it would be thicker…
Berry Chia Jam
2 cups berries – chopped (other fruit can probably be used but I have yet to try anything but berries)
1 cup water
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup honey
Place berries and water in blender and blend. (this will help quicken up the cooking process). Pour berry mixture into a pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat so the berries do not bubble over. Cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add the chia seeds and honey to the pot. Stir well.
Pour into a clean jar and allow to cool. Place in the refrigerator to finish cooling and thickening.
This jam should be good for about 2 weeks.