Mixed Berry and Chia Jam

Mixed Berry and Chia Jam

This recipe is a great, quick way to create a homemade jam, and it only requires ingredients you probably already have in the house. I chose to use mixed frozen berries, but you can choose any frozen fruit that you like. Chia seeds do a great job of thickening the jam, while at the same time infuse it with added protein, omega-3s, fiber, antioxidants, and many other nutrients making it jam that is actually good for you. 

Mixed Berry and Chia Jam

Mixed Berry and Chia Jam

Yield

Makes about 2 cups of jam

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How it's made

3 cups frozen mixed berries

 

Cook over medium heat until the fruit becomes soft and starts breaking down (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat.

 

5 tbsp chia seeds

 

Add all other ingredients and mix well. Let stand until it cools, and then keep in the fridge for future use.

4 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp lemon juice

Helpful tips

This jam can be kept in the fridge for up to a week. It's great on toast with peanut butter, or used in desserts that call for jams, such as Shortbread Berry Balls.