Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is perfect for mixing into oatmeal, parfaits or spreading over the top of a slice of bread! So much strawberry flavor and healthy chia seeds packed into this jam!

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – perfect for mixing into oatmeal, parfaits or spreading over the top of a slice of bread!

May is National Strawberry Month! You may have noticed that I am celebrating with new strawberry recipes all week. I eat A LOT of organic strawberries and am always looking for ways to incorporate them into every meal. So much flavor is packed into a little berry, and with little calories to sacrifice, I never feel guilty eating too many strawberries. My newest strawberry obsession is Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. Packed with strawberry flavor and ready in little time, you will want to make this jam all year long.

Have you noticed that all of the strawberries recipes that I shared this week are relatively quick and easy? With the beautiful spring weather, why waste time indoors cooking and baking when we could be soaking up the sun outside.

I haven’t been adventurous yet with canning. Every time I think about canning, I start to worry about whether I have all the supplies I need and whether I will be able to do it properly. But this jam is so easy and no canning is involved.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – so much strawberry flavor and healthy chia seeds packed into this jam!

For good reason, chia seeds have grown in popularity over the past few years. Healthy, kid-friendly and readily available, these little seeds can be added to almost anything. I love sprinkling them over an Acai Bowl, adding them to cookies or even mixing them into strawberry jam.

Strawberry chia seed jam is easy to make and a great way to keep berries lasting a few weeks. I mix the jam into my morning oatmeal and even a smoothie. Do you want to know the best way to enjoy it? Drizzled over homemade vanilla ice cream!

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – strawberries, chia seeds and a little bit of sweetener makes this a delectable jam! Enjoy! Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – perfect for mixing into oatmeal, parfaits or spreading over the top of a slice of bread!

I buy chia seeds at Whole Foods but they are also available at other grocery stores. So much healthy goodness is packed into a small serving of seeds. Why not package up some jam and pass on a batch of this wholesome goodness to your friends and neighbors?

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey*
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • squirt of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring berries to a low boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the berries soften, about 5 to 7 minutes. Lightly mash berries with a potato masher or fork.
  2. Stir in the honey, chia seeds and lemon juice. Cook jam on low heat until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Store in a glass jar or air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

*Add more or less honey depending on how sweet you like it. You may also substitute the honey with maple syrup. **You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. I use one (10 ounce) package of frozen berries, with the remainder being fresh berries.

http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2014/05/07/strawberry-chia-seed-jam/

Source: Adapted from Cookie and Kate

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – so much strawberry flavor and healthy chia seeds packed into this jam! Enjoy!