This berry chia jam is to die for! It’s a great healthier alternative to regular sugar-packed jam. I’ve always had a love of good quality homemade jam ever since my Mam and Granny used to make batches of it back in the day. They used to specialise in all kinds of fruits and flavas. When I was a kid and a carb-burning machine, this was cool. I could consume as much jam as my little heart desired. But now I am more aware of my health and trying to keep sugar to a minimum wherever possible.
This homemade chia jam is Low carb and packed with fibre. This is the ultimate jam that tastes just as good as the old-fashioned stuff.
As far as I remember, normal jam-making used to take my Mam a while. It was a long process of heating the jam to certain temperatures, checking several times and waiting a long ass time. ( Too long if you ask me. Yep, call me Miss Impatient, since 1992.)
I made this berry chia jam in 5 minutes! All you need is 3 ingredients.
Peanut butter and jelly (jam) sambos were always a straight up winner in my books so I’ve gone all nostalgic and recreated my fave combo. This slightly tart chia jam with the sweet creaminess of the peanut butter is a match made in flavour heaven. Strongly recommend.
Obviously, I made sure this jam is packed with goodness. Chia seeds are one of my favourite superfoods and bring a kick of fibre and protein to the mix. The mixed berries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. So this jam is basically a superfood in itself.
This would also be perfect swirled into some greek yoghurt, drizzled on a protein pancake stack or as a topping on a bowl of creamy oats! Get jammin’!
(Note: this batch makes approx 500g jam/17 servings)
Berry chia jam
- mixing spoon
- 400 g frozen mixed berries
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 50 g chia seeds
- 100 ml water
- Add frozen berries, maple syrup and water to a saucepan on medium heat.
- Stir well until combined and add the chia seeds.
- Cook for 5-10 minutes until the berries soften and the jam thickens.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool fully before serving.