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Chia Strawberry Jam

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Growing up peanut butter and jam on toast was a pretty common breakfast food, but I do not remember the last time I actually bought jam. It is high in sugar and too sweet for my liking. I recall seeing different recipes on how to make your own jam without all the sugar and cooking involved. As much as I like to make my own food, the least amount of time involved the better.

This recipe is so simple and easy. I personally think it tastes way better than any store bought jam you will find. I usually spread it on raw or sprouted bread and crackers and I have even been known to just eat it straight with a spoon. It makes for a nice pudding.

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Chia Strawberry Jam

Yields: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 6  dates (click here to see –affiliate link), soaked or more depends on sweetness
  • 2 Tbsp of chia seeds (click here to buy -affiliate link)
  • 1/4 cup of water

Method

  1. Place the water and dates in a high powered blender (click here to see -affiliate link) and combine to break the dates up into small pieces.
  2. Place the chia seeds and 1 cup of strawberries into the blender.
  3. Pulse on low to break up the strawberries.
  4. Now add the remaining 1 cup of strawberries.
  5. Pulse to incorporate.
  6. Place the jam in a glass container with a lid and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes. This will allow the chia seeds to thicken the jam and give the flavors time to infuse.

Notes and tips

  • The strawberries can be substituted for any berry. I am sure raspberries would taste amazing.
  • If you do not have fresh berries, frozen berries can be used. Just allow them to thaw before using.
  • Add more dates if you want a sweeter jam.
  • Do not over blend the jam because you will end up with a pudding consistency instead of a chunky jam.
  • The jam will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days, if it lasts that long.
  • Use the jam as you would any store bought jam. [/print_this]

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