Recipe - Chia Seed Jam
I use this recipe almost every week to add delicious color, texture, fiber and interest to my yogurt, toast (on top of P.B), oatmeal or quinoa flakes at Breakfast.
It takes 10 minutes to make and is so so so yummy!
3 cups frozen fruit
3 heaping tsp Chia seeds
1 tbsp Maple syrup or Brown Sugar (if desired)
Add frozen fruit to a pot with 1/4 cup water, cook on medium temperature until fruit is soft. Mash fruit with a potato masher, fork or whisk until only small pieces remain. Add remaining ingredients, turn off heat and let sit for 10 minutes. To store add to airtight container and keep in fridge for up to 1 week.
Why use chia seeds?
Chis seeds thicken the mixture giving it a cohesive texture which is a lovely mouth feel and it is thick enough that it stays on toast when used as a jam. The nutritional benefits of chia seeds: 1 tbsp = 3.7g fiber, 70mg calcium, 35mg magnesium, 90mg phosphorus, 6.0 micrograms of selenium, 44mg potassium, 1.9g omega 3 fatty acids.
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Why make your own jam in <10 minutes?
There are no preservatives, flavoring or colors added to your own jam! You can also completely control the amount of sugar added to the jam.