Berry Chia Jam

Berry Chia Jam

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

low sugar, high fibre
5 from 1 vote
Servings 17
Calories 31 kcal

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g frozen mixed berries
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50 g chia seeds
  • 100 ml water

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Macronutrient breakdown per 30g serving:
Fat 1g
Carbohydrate 5g
Protein 1g
 

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Emma Li

    How long would this chia jam stay fresh for after making? Thanks

    1. ohhmaigoodness

      Hey Emma! 🙂
      The chia jam lasts for up to a week if you store it in the fridge. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Aoife O Brien

    5 stars
    I love OHMAIGOODNESS ebook ! Great recipes and so easy to follow ! Couldn’t recommend it enough ! Quick easy meals for people that are always on the go

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