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Strawberry Chia Jam

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Chia seeds make a quick and easy jam for a healthier option. This recipe features strawberries.The chia seeds thicken to give almost a “jam” texture and the berry fruit being naturally sweet.

With only 3 ingredients this strawberry chia jam could not be any easier to make.

 

The beauty of using chia seeds when making a batch of strawberry chia jam is that the swollen chia seeds look like strawberry seeds, blending nicely with the fruit.  The Chief Taster accuses me of “tricking him” when I make a batch of this as he munches on the chia seeds thinking that they are strawberry seeds.   However much he tries to resist a healthier option he’s not going to win in my kitchen! Sorry, husband!

Although this is a simple chia jam you could add other flavours with the strawberries such as a dash of balsamic vinegar, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla or orange zest.

Chia Jam

The strawberry chia jam will keep for at least 2 weeks in the fridge, ready to slather on bread, cakes or with a pancake. Or with some whipped coconut cream and chopped nuts.  Any time is jam time and if it is sugar free than more for everyone!

Strawberry Chia Jam

Course: Dips, Sauce
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Angela Coleby

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons erythritol or sugar substitute
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions

  • Place the strawberries in a saucepan and add 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Gently bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. You may mash the berries with a fork if you want a smoother jam.
  • Stir in the erythritol and remove from the heat.
  • Add the chia seeds, stir thoroughly and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the chia jam to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Makes about 1-1/2 cups
Nutritional Info per whole batch – 234 Calories, 10g Fat, 6g Protein, 36g Total Carbs, 17g Fibre, 19g Net Carbs
Nutritional Info per tablespoon – 15 Calories, 0.6g Fat, 0.4g Protein, 2g Total Carbs, 1g Fibre, 1g Net Carbs

Nutrition

Calories: 15kcal
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