Triple Berry Chia Jam is quick and easy to make, high in fibre, and a great addition to breakfast or mid-day snacks and desserts.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes
1 cup each of blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tbsp. maple syrup
6 tbsp. chia seeds
Add the fresh or frozen berries to a sauce pan with the maple syrup and cook over low heat until the fruit becomes liquid-y. This will take about 10 minutes, or a little longer if using frozen fruit.
Remove the fruit from heat and mash with a fork or potato masher. Don’t worry if the blueberries do not fully mash. Add the chia seeds and stir until well combined.
Cover the jam and let sit for 20 minutes. This will allow the chia seeds to plump and thicken.
Jam should be refrigerated and enjoyed within 2 weeks.
The amount of maple syrup can be adjusted in the recipe for desired sweetness. It could also be omitted altogether. Likewise, the amount of chia seeds can be adjusted depending on the desired level of thickness. I enjoy thick jam, so this recipe will be thick. For jam that is a little runnier, use less chia seeds. Once the jam has set, if it needs to be thickened, additional chia seeds can be added.