Jam on toast, jam sandwiches, peanut butter and jam on crumpets……oh the childhood memories!
My kids love jam too, so I wanted to make sure they could still have it when we changed our diet.
This isn’t the traditional jam you’re used to. It’s not loaded with sugar and the chia seeds provide fibre, omega 3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants and calcium. That’s a whole lot of goodness for very little effort and huge taste benefits!
We love it on spelt & almond scones, pancakes and porridge. You can use any fruit you like, but I like to use frozen berries as a base because they’re available all year round.
1 cup frozen blueberries
¼ cup chia seeds
1 grated apple, skin on
2 tbsp pure maple syrup (optional)
Cook the blueberries and apple with the pure maple syrup until soft
Add to a blender and pulse until smooth
Transfer to a jar and mix through the chia seeds
Allow to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes hour before using
The jam will keep in the fridge for a week. Keep in mind that it doesn’t contain sugar to preserve it, so it won’t keep for more than a week.
Sub the pure maple syrup for any other liquid sweetener you like.
Sub the blueberries for any frozen fruit you like.
If using fresh fruit, be sure to cook it until soft with a little water before blending.
Feel free to blend the chia seeds with the fruit for a smoother consistency.