How’d you like the sound of your own homemade jam, in about 15 minutes or less? You can have it with chia jam.
Jam…with added chia (replicates the seeds/adds a plant-based protein boost, replaces the need for pectin).
The process is quite easy – reduce fresh or frozen (I found frozen berries worked better) down to a syrup on a low heat. Add sweetener of choice (I used Pure Harvest Rice Malt Syrup) as it’s low fructose and works a treat with the berries. Add the chia. Reduce heat. Transfer your jam to a container and let cool. Eat.
A quick education on CHIA
2 cups of frozen or fresh berries
2 TBSP of sweetener of choice – rice malt syrup works best as it won’t make it too sickly sweet
1.5 TBSP of chia seeds
Add berries to a non-stick pot on low heat. If using frozen berries, reduce the fruits until there is no more ice/water left. Use a spoon to mash the berries until you’ve reached your desired consistency – leave some of the fruits intact if you want a chunkier jam. Add the sweetener, and then stir on a low heat for a minute. Next, add the chia seeds and stir vigorously until they’re all mixed in with the jam. Keep on the lowest of heats for 2-3 more minutes with the lid on. Remove from heat, pour into your container and then let cool for at least 10 minutes before popping in the fridge and/or spreading it on all the baked goods. Yummo!