Strawberry Chia Jam

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
MAKES: 2 CUPS
VEGAN, PALEO, REFINED SUGAR FREE

4 cups halved fresh strawberries (1 pound fresh strawberries)

1 TBS fresh lemon juice

2 TBS raw honey (or to taste- if your berries are very ripe, you may not need sweetener!)

4 TBS chia seeds

Remove the stems of the strawberries, and slice the strawberries in half.

Place the strawberries, lemon juice, and honey in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

Allow the mixture to boil lightly for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once the strawberries are softened, start mashing the mixture with a potato masher or a whisk until it reaches the desired consistency.

Remove the pan from heat, add the chia seeds, and stir until well combined.

Transfer the jam to a jar, and allow to cool for about 15-20 minutes. Place the lid on the jar, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Because this jam does not contain preservatives it will last a couple weeks in the refrigerator. During strawberry season, I make several jars and keep them in the freezer. Jam freezes very well and then you can enjoy this fruity jam all year long!

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A jar of strawberry chia jam

Strawberry Chia Jam


  • Author: Beth Bollinger

Description

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES

MAKES: 2 CUPS


Ingredients

Scale

4 cups halved fresh strawberries (1 pound fresh strawberries)

1 TBS fresh lemon juice

2 TBS raw honey (or to taste- if your berries are very ripe, you may not need sweetener!)

4 TBS chia seeds 


Instructions

Remove the stems of the strawberries, and slice the strawberries in half.

Place the strawberries, lemon juice, and honey in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

Allow the mixture to boil lightly for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once the strawberries are softened, start mashing the mixture with a potato masher or a whisk until it reaches the desired consistency.

Remove the pan from heat, add the chia seeds, and stir until well combined.

Transfer the jam to a jar, and allow to cool for about 15-20 minutes. Place the lid on the jar, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Because this jam does not contain preservatives it will last a couple weeks in the refrigerator. During strawberry season, I make several jars and keep them in the freezer. Jam freezes very well and then you can enjoy this fruity jam all year long!

  • Category: Basics

Keywords: VEGAN, PALEO, REFINED SUGAR FREE