I love this stuff ! I love it on toast, in a smoothie or straight off the spoon.
Forget about supermarket jam whose first ingredient is usually sugar. Most commercial, and even home made jams, have a ratio of one or two parts sugar to one part fruit – YUCK. That equates to as much as 7 teaspoons of sugar per serve.
This clever jam has very little sweetener and relies on the fruit for its flavour. It has the added benefit of healthy omega 3’s from the chia and antioxidants from the berries. It takes about 15 minutes to make so give it a try.
Super Chia Jam
3 cups berries – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or a mix. You can use fresh or frozen.
3-4 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
2-3 tablespoons of chia seeds – Use 3 tablespoons if you like a firmer set to your jam
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place berries and sweetener in a saucepan and allow to simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Lightly crush with a spoon. Stir in chia and keep cooking gently for 10 – 15 minutes. You will need to stir it regularly during this time. Take off heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour into clean, sterilised jar and keep in fridge.