20-Minute Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
This strawberry chia seed jam recipe couldn't be easier to make! It uses just 3ingredients and comes together in less than 20 minutes. Simple and healthy, it’s a delicious way to use up fresh or frozen strawberries, and the perfect addition to your breakfast table.
Servings: 16 tablespoons
- 10 ounces strawberries (about 3 heaping cups of whole berries) (fresh or frozen, either will work)
- 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2-2 Tablespoons maple syrup or honey or to taste. If your fruit is sweet enough, leave it out if you like!
In a medium sauce pan, combine the strawberries and maple syrup/honey (if using). Bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Cover and cook until the berries start to release their juices about 3-5 minutes. Add a splash of water if needed.
Using a potato masher, crush the berries to your desired texture. If you like a very smooth jam, you can use an immersion blender to puree the berries.
Once the berries are mashed, use a spoon to stir in the chia seeds. Remove from heat.
Allow jam to cool in sauce pan for about 10 minutes. The jam will thicken up as it cools and the seeds absorb the juices. Transfer jam to an air tight container. Store in fridge for up to a week.
Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg