Easy mixed berry chia jam in a small glass jar, side angle with bowl of berries in background.
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Easy Mixed Berry Chia Jam

This easy mixed berry chia jam is a healthy condiment to have on hand for upping the deliciousness of your breakfast, dessert and snacks. A nutritious sweet spread that's gluten free, dairy free, paleo and refined sugar free.

Course Breakfast, Snacks and Bites
Categories dairy free, egg free, gluten free, grain free, nut free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 300-350 mL jar, approximately

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen berries - any variety or a mixture
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3-4 tbsp honey or any liquid sweetener of choice e.g. maple syrup, coconut syrup, rice malt syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place frozen berries in a pan with 1/4 cup water melt over a low heat on the stove top, stirring and breaking them up gently so they turn into a slightly chunky puree.

  2. While the berries are softening add in the vanilla, chia seeds and 3 tbsp of honey/liquid sweetener and stir to combine. Taste test and add extra honey/liquid sweetener if desired.

  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool in the saucepan for 10 minutes or so. Stir once or twice to make sure the chia seeds are evenly incorporated.

  4. Transfer to a clean, sterile jar and refrigerate until cooled and set; it will thicken even more as it cools. This should keep for two weeks or even a little longer.

Recipe Notes

*Want to go completely sugar free? Honey, maple syrup etc. are all a form of sugar, really (I do think they're an improvement on refined white table sugar but anyway). If you want to be sugar free you can sweeten this jam with stevia instead - either liquid drops or a powdered version. Stevia is much sweeter gram for gram than these liquid sweeteners, so just add a little and taste test to get the ratio right.