Chia Seed Jam

The majority of jams you buy in the supermarket are very high in sugar, and may contain colouring and other scary things like High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). So why not make your own? It's very easy and this one is full of highly nutritious chia seeds. I used the recipe from Petite Kitchen by Eleanor Ozich:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen or fresh berries (here I used raspberries, but any berries are fine)

  • 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup - optional (I don't actually add any sweetener if the the berriers are sweet enough )

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1/4 cup water

 

Method:

  1. Put the fruit in a food processor or high powered blender.

  2. Add 1/4 cup of water, and the honey/maple syrup if using.

  3. Pulse together until just blended

  4. Transfer to a sterilised glass jar.

  5. Add the chia seeds and mix well.

  6. Place in the fridge to set for an hour - the chia seeds absorb the water to create a jam like consistency.

  7. The jam will keep well in the fridge for 2-3 weeks, or you could freeze in smaller portions  

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