Recipes

Mixed Berry Chia Jam

Oh my goodness, you guys.

This jam is the JAM!

It’s insanely easy, and equally delicious.

You get all the down-home goodness of fresh jam, without all of the hassle and sterilization that comes with home canning. This recipe uses way less sugar than what you’d find in store-bought jams. Plus, you can use frozen berries!

Because this is a quick-jam, it’ll only keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. However, it probably won’t last that long after you figure out how great it tastes on toast, as well as in sandwiches, oatmeal, overnight oats, and coconut yogurt parfaits.

  • mixed berry chia jam
  • mixed berry chia jam with coconut yogurt parfait
  • mixed berry chia jam

Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of frozen mixed berries. I like to use a 50/50 combination of blackberries and raspberries.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (use more or less, to taste)
  • a big pinch of lemon zest OR 1 drop of edible lemon essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • IF YOU WANT TO GET FANCY: add a teaspoon of culinary rose water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat a small saucepan or pot over medium heat. Add the mixed berries, honey, lemon zest (or edible essential oil), and lemon juice. Cook for about 5-8 minutes, until all of the berries are thawed and the sauce is starting to thicken. Stir occasionally, crushing the berries with the back of a spoon.

  • Step 2

    Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the chia seeds. Stir well to combine and return the pan to low heat, cooking for about 2-3 more minutes, stirring occasionally. After a few minutes, the addition of the chia seeds will yield a thicker, more gelatinous mixture.

  • Step 3

    Let cool, then store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Enjoy on toast, or stir a spoonful or two into your oatmeal or favorite plant based yogurt. I love the Coyo brand — it tastes amazing with this jam!

Notes

 

healthy meal prep guide

 

Need some extra help with healthy meal planning? Check out my fun freebie, the Healthy Meal Prep Guide.

This free PDF is downloadable/printable and includes:

✔️ Shopping and meal prep strategies.

✔️ A blank meal planning template.

✔️ Sample meal plans.

✔️ Downloadable and printable shopping list.

✔️ Weekend prep session checklist.

 

Ready to download the guide? Great!

 

Just click here to get your Healthy Meal Prep Guide.