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Strawberry Chia Jam
This strawberry chia jam is vegan, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and healthy to boot. It is the flavor of spring-summer captured in a jar.
strawberry chia jam, easy strawberry jam
Vanilla pod, split lengthways
You may need more depending on the sweetness of your fruit
Maple syrup/ Honey
Combine the quartered strawberries, vanilla pod, and raw sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Cook these on low heat, covered. Stir occasionally, until the strawberries soften and release their juices - about 10-12 minutes.
Now you can - use a hand blender ( or a fork) to blend the cooked strawberries a bit. It will give you jam with a
This is what I did.
Or you can also puree the strawberries completely if you relish jam with a smoother texture.
Or you can leave the mixture as is.
Now add in the chia seeds and give the mixture a good stir.
Cook for 2-3 minutes and take it off the heat.
Taste and adjust for sweetness, using honey or maple syrup. If you want to add more sugar, cook it for another 5 minutes on low heat.
Take it off the heat and add lemon juice to balance the flavors. Stir well and let the jam cool.
The jam will thicken as it cools. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for upto 10 days. Enjoy!
Strawberry Chia Jam -
-February 25, 2021