27 Nov Vegan Raspberry Chia Jam
This Vegan Chia Jam will give you a healthy makeover for your childhood favorite PB&J. With only 2 ingredient, this easy recipe is super easy to make. And it is packed with superfood, free of refined sugar, paleo-friendly. You can top your breakfast toasts or oatmeal with this healthy jam, the most satisfying and healthy way to kick off your morning.
The classic PB&J is sweet and tart from the fruity jam and deliciously nutty from the peanut butter – a potent combination! However, store-bought jams or jellies are often packed with sugar and additives in order to preserve their shelf-life. But don’t worry, I’ve got you with this 2-ingredient homemade berry chia jam as a healthy alternative.
How to make Chia Jam
The only 2 ingredients you will need are some chia seeds and frozen berries of your choice. My favorites are raspberry, blackberry or blueberry – all sweet, tart and full of antioxidants.
In order to make this delicious “berry” chia jam, all you need is to bring 1 cup of water to boil and gently mash 1/2 a cup of berries in and mix well. Once the mashed berries are mixed in with the hot water, turn off the heat and add 1 heaping tbsp of chia seeds and stir well.
Let the berry chia jam sit for 10 minutes until the chia seeds completely soak up the liquid and expand, simulating the gelled texture of the store-bought fruit jam. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
There are lots of other ways to enjoy chia seeds. I love adding chia seeds into my morning smoothie or oatmeal bowls, or tossing a handful into my sugar-free chocolate energy bites. And here, I topped some gluten-free toast with almond butter and some berry chia jam. Voila! An easily-made healthy and filling breakfast to have on the go!
Cooking with chia seeds can be really fun since their gelling quality gives everything a nice texture. There are so many ways you can enjoy the benefits of this little superfood!
So give this Chia Jam a go and don’t forget to PIN the recipe for later to share with your friends and family.
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp honey (optional)
- Bring 1 cup of water to boil on the stove
- Add frozen berries and smash it gently in the boiling water
- Turn the heat to low and stir the berry mixture well (for approx 2-3 min)
- Turn off the heat, add chia seeds and stir well
- Let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes until the chia seeds completely expand and gel up to "jam" texture
- Store in a air-tight container in the fridge up to 5 days
Don’t forget to add this Easy healthy Chia Jam recipe to your Pinterest Breakfast collection to share with your friends and family <3