Chia Jam

This simple and nutritious Chia Jam is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite fruits all year round. With just two ingredients, it’s easy to make and packed with flavor!

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Why I Love This Recipe

Hey there, fabulous foodies! It’s Chef AJ, your Queen of Quick and Easy, back with another fantastic recipe: Chia Jam. One night, I needed some jam, but all the stores were closed. That’s when I decided to create my own chia jam using the fruit and chia seeds I had on hand.

When I’m not creating oil-free, refined sugar-free, and salt-free recipes, I’m busy interviewing amazing plant-based experts for my YouTube show. With my busy schedule, I need recipes that are not only healthy but also incredibly easy to make. This Chia Jam is just that—it’s made with just two ingredients and comes together in no time. Plus, it’s a great way to enjoy the natural sweetness of your favorite fruits without any added sugars.

This Chia Jam is versatile and can be made with any berries or cherries you like. The chia seeds not only help thicken the jam but also add a boost of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. Whether you’re spreading it on toast, adding it to your morning oatmeal, or using it as a topping for your favorite desserts, this Chia Jam is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

Key Ingredients

  • Berries or Cherries: Fresh or frozen, these provide the natural sweetness and vibrant color of the jam. Use your favorite berries or cherries, or mix and match for a unique flavor.
  • Chia Seeds: These tiny seeds are the magic ingredient that thickens the jam while adding a nutritional boost. They’re packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. You can use either white or brown chia seeds, ground for a smoother texture.
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The Process

Place the berries or cherries in a food processor fitted with the “S” blade and process until smooth. Pour the pureed fruit into a bowl and stir in the ground chia seeds. Place the mixture in the refrigerator and let it chill. The jam will thicken as it cools, thanks to the chia seeds absorbing the liquid.

Chef’s Tips

  • You can also make chia jam with other fruits such as nectarines, peaches, or plums.
  • For a quick and easy alternative, use fruit-sweetened jam instead of fresh fruit.
  • If you prefer a sweeter jam, add date paste. Start with 1/4 cup and adjust to taste.
  • Grind chia seeds in a coffee grinder for a smoother texture, or buy them already ground.

How to Store Chia Jam

Store your Chia Jam in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. For longer storage, you can freeze the jam in small portions and thaw as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the Chia Jam last in the fridge?

Stored in an airtight container, this jam will stay fresh for up to one week.

Can I use other fruits besides berries?

Absolutely! Try using nectarines, peaches, or plums for a different flavor profile.

Do I need to cook the fruit?

No, simply process the fruit until smooth and mix with chia seeds. The jam will thicken as it chills.

Can I use dried fruit?

Fresh or frozen fruit is recommended for the best texture and flavor. Dried fruit may not yield the same results.

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Serving Suggestion

Enjoy this Chia Jam on toast, stirred into oatmeal or yogurt, or as a topping for pancakes and waffles. It also makes a delicious filling for desserts or a tasty addition to a smoothie bowl.

Summary

Chia Jam is a simple, nutritious, and delicious way to enjoy the natural sweetness of your favorite fruits. With just two ingredients and no cooking required, it’s a quick and easy recipe that you’ll love making and eating. Enjoy this healthy jam on toast, in your oatmeal, or as a dessert topping!

If you tried this recipe, I’d love to see your results! Share your culinary creation on social media and tag me. As the Queen of Quick and Easy, nothing makes me happier than seeing how my convenient plant-based recipes inspire your kitchen adventures. Let’s celebrate the love of cooking and enjoy the deliciousness together!

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Chia Jam

This simple and nutritious two-ingredient Chia Jam is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite fruits all year round!
Servings: 2 cups

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound Fresh or frozen berries, any berry of your choice or cherries
  • ¼ cup Chia seeds
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Instructions 

  • Place fruit in a food processor fitted with the “S” blade and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl and stir in the chia seeds.
  • Place in the refrigerator. The jam will thicken as it chills.
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About Chef AJ

Hey there, I’m Chef AJ, the Queen of Quick and Easy plant-based recipes. I’m the culinary wizard behind delicious dishes that are oil-free, refined sugar-free, and salt-free. As a chef, author, and host, I’m passionate about creating convenient and easy recipes that make healthy eating fun and incredibly tasty!

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