Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam Recipe


This combined berry chia seed jam is so fast and simple to make! No elaborate jam-making or canning required. Perfect for utilizing up your summer time fruit.

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Berries, berries, berries! Nothing beats a bowl of ripe berries on a sizzling summer time day.

I usually get carried away on the farmers market and purchase much more berries than I can eat inside every week. One means I exploit up the extras is making this straightforward chia seed jam!

Mixed Berry Chia Seed JamI’m no professional in terms of making jam, which is why I LOVE chia seed jam.

All you do is toss some chopped up fruit with sugar (or honey) and lemon juice, and cook dinner the fruit till the items break down. Then, you stir in some chia seeds and let the jam cool.

The chia seeds soak up the additional liquid from the fruit and broaden, appearing as a pure thickener for the jam. That’s it!

It will hold within the fridge for a couple of weeks, and it’s nice for spreading on toast or stirring into yogurt.

Mixed Berry Chia Seed JamThis combined berry chia seed jam is a mix of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. However, you should use any mixture of berries or fruits that you just like. Just just remember to begin off with about 2 1/2 cups of fruit.

The jam tastes higher when you use ripe berries, however you may at all times add one other teaspoon or two of sugar in case your berries aren’t fairly ripe but.

If you need an additional little bit of zing within the jam, think about including a teaspoon of grated ginger earlier than you cook dinner the fruits. The taste of the ginger works very nicely with the berries!

Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam Recipe

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The blueberries and raspberries break down fairly simply. If you need chunks of fruit within the jam, don’t chop the strawberries too finely. Consider halving small strawberries and chopping massive strawberries into quarters.

Look for chia seeds at pure meals shops within the baking aisle or with the opposite nuts and seeds. You may also organize them on-line.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • three/four cup chopped strawberries (stems eliminated)
  • three/four cup raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, plus extra to style
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from about 1/2 a lemon), plus extra to style
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds

Method

1 Combine the blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Give every thing a fast stir to distribute the sugar.

2 Cook the fruits over medium warmth for about 10 to 12 minutes, stirring often, till the fruit breaks down. The fruit ought to seem like a syrupy, runny sauce. (If you need a easy jam with out chunks, use the again of a picket spoon or a fork to mash massive chunks of fruit.

three Remove the saucepan from warmth. Mix within the chia seeds and let the jam sit for 10 minutes to thicken. Taste and add extra sugar or lemon juice to style.

four Cool to room temperature, then switch to a jar and refrigerate. The jam will proceed to thicken within the fridge. Store for as much as three to four weeks.

Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam

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Lisa Lin

Lisa Lin is the author and photographer behind Healthy Nibbles & Bits, the place she shares easy, gluten-free recipes. She grew up in San Francisco and hung out dwelling in China and Washington, D.C. earlier than transferring again to California. Her recipes are sometimes impressed by her time in China and journey all through Southeast Asia.

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