Strawberry Chia Jam Recipe
Strawberry chia jam recipe
This is an easy and delicious recipe that you can batch make and it will last the week sealed in the fridge. It only takes about 15 minutes and you can use different fruit each time – cherries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches and even kiwi fruit! Just bear in mind that the fruit you use will affect the sweetness and texture. You can add little pinches of things like lemon zest, cinnamon or vanilla extract if you want to experiment with flavours.
To make about 2 cups worth, you need 4 cups of frozen fruit, 4 tablespoons of chia seeds, 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or agave (if you want to add some sweetness… maybe try it without first).
You simply heat the frozen fruit in a saucepan until it is bubbling, then mash the fruit with a spoon (the more you mash, the smoother your jam will be). Stir in the chia seeds, lemon juice and maple syrup until everything is combined and then remove from the heat. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes and the jam will thicken. Stir again and serve or store 🥄
Enjoy your homemade chia jam on toast, pancakes, yoghurt, chia pudding, bagels and in a banana sandwich. If you try the recipe, let us know!