I can’t remember where I first saw jam made from chia seeds, but I didn’t invent this, I hate to admit.
Ever since I started making Trim Healthy Pancakes and Emily’s S Pancakes, I’ve made this jam to put on top. I’m sorry, but I can’t do sugar-free syrup (gag) and eating pancakes topless (or would it be ‘toppingless?’), well, that’s just too bland for me.
There are other options; you can COOK some healthy syrup, but who has time for that? I’m all about ‘quick’ when we’re talking breakfast.
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Enter this Chia Seed Jam…. three ingredients, no cooking. And it’s DELICIOUS… like, so delicious I sometimes eat it by the spoonful while I’m waiting for my pancakes to cook. And bonus? Chia seeds are INCREDIBLY healthy (I first wrote about them here).
I buy frozen mixed berries from Sam’s Club because I go through so many of them lately! I put them right into my food processor frozen and let them thaw on the counter. When they’re thawed, add some chia seeds and stevia and pulse all of it a few times. You may need to add a little water; chia seeds absorb many times their weight in water, which is one reason why they’re so nutritious. Pour it in a pint jar and your jam will set up in a few minutes and be ready to top just about anything.
And you know what? MY KIDS LIKE IT. They never have to know it’s healthy.
Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam.
2 cups frozen mixed berries
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 Tablespoon water
1/8-1/4 tsp stevia to taste
Thaw frozen berries in your food processor. When thawed, add in chia seeds, water, and 1/8 teaspoon stevia; pulse a few times, scraping sides of food processor, and taste for sweetness. Add more stevia if desired. It’s best to add stevia slowly because too much gets bitter quickly! Pour into a pint jar and store in fridge.
This jam is perfect for topping Trim Healthy Pancakes or Emily’s S Pancakes. For my Ten Tips to Make Trim Healthy Mama Easier, click here. You can find the Trim Healthy Mama book here.
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