Mixed berry chia jam

Both of my children love to make and of course eat, mixed berry chia jam. It’s a great alternative to store bought jam, is easy to make and so versatile. My children’s favourite way to eat chia jam is on it’s own, on toast, added to granola, porridge, puddings (rice, coconut chia pudding) and on pancakes or scones.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of berries (we often use frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries and frozen strawberries)
  • 2 tablespoon of chia seeds

Equipment:

  • Saucepan/pot
  • Potato masher or fork
  • Storage container with lid to store chia jam (we use a glass preserving jar with a lid)

Instructions:

  1. Slowly cook the 2 cups of berries in a saucepan/pot on the stove on low heat for approx 5-10 minutes, every so often gently mashing with a potato masher or fork. If you want to add a sweetener such as chopped dates or maple syrup, this is the time to do so.
  2. Once all of the berries have softened, take the saucepan off the stove and allow to cool.
  3. Once the berry mixture has cooled down, mix in the chia seeds. If you prefer a thicker jam, add 1 more tablespoon of chia seeds.
  4. Store your mixed berry chia seed jam in a storage container of choice in the fridge to set, which allows the chia seeds to soak up the liquid and soften. We prefer to store our chia seed jam in a glass preserving jar with a lid.

Notes: This mixed berry chia jam recipe is for a small batch that we make up about once a week. You can prepare a larger batch and freeze if you wish to do so.


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