Rich in antioxidants, this healthy berry chia seed jam with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries is lip smackin delicious! Cook on the stovetop or make it raw.
Stove-top: Add berries to a small saucepan, heat over medium stirring occasionally until softened. Using the back of a slotted spoon or fork, mash the berries along the side (or bottom) of the pan. Let mixture come to a gentle boil. The entire cooking time will be from 4 – 6 minutes. Once boiling occurs, remove from heat, add sweetener if needed and slowly add in chia seeds while stirring to combine. Fill jar and let cool a few minutes. Cover and place in the refrigerator to thicken.
Store in the refrigerator. Will last up to 2 – 3 weeks (I’ve never had it longer than a week, it may even last up to a month, but if you notice any mold throw it away immediately).
Raw: Place berries and chia seeds in blender/food processor and pulse until desired chunkiness/consistency. Add maple syrup as needed and blend again.
Fill jar, cover and place in refrigerator to set for a couple hours.
Keep stored in the fridge and use your raw chia jam within 1 week.
Makes about 1 – 1 1/4 cup (8 – 10 oz.)
Serves 8 – 10, 2 tablespoons per serving
Use any berries you prefer equaling approx. 12 oz. (or 2 cups). If using strawberries be sure to chop them up before measuring unless using a scale.
If using frozen berries, be sure to let them thaw before measuring.
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla for another layer of delicious flavor.
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