Strawberry Chia Jam

Strawberry Chia Jam

An easy strawberry chia jam that is quick to make and a healthier option.  The chia seeds thicken to give almost a “jam” texture and the berry fruit being naturally sweet.

With only 3 ingredients this strawberry chia jam could not be any easier to make.   We be jammin’ in my Caribbean kitchen!  I just need to work on a rum jam and the Caribbean experience is complete! 

The beauty of using chia seeds when making a batch of strawberry chia jam is that the swollen chia seeds look like strawberry seeds, blending nicely with the fruit.  The Chief Taster accuses me of “tricking him” when I make a batch of this as he munches on the chia seeds thinking that they are strawberry seeds.   However much he tries to resist a healthier option he’s not going to win in my kitchen! Sorry, husband!

I love jam and come from “jam” country back in the UK where you will find Tiptree jams back in Essex.  I always smile when I see their jars wherever we are in the world.  Tiptree is a small, pretty village in the county where I was born. Although their jams are amazing they are full of sugar.  They do a mean fruit gin too!  Loving jam does not have to be over when you are trying to avoid sugar and a chia jam is a pretty good alternative.

 

Although this is a simple chia jam you could add other flavours with the strawberries such as a dash of balsamic vinegar, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla or orange zest.

Chia Jam

The strawberry chia jam will keep for at least 2 weeks in the fridge, ready to slather on bread, cakes or with a pancake. Or with some whipped coconut cream and chopped nuts.  Any time is jam time and if it is sugar free than more for everyone! 

Strawberry Chia Jam

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons erythritol (or sugar substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
Read the whole recipe on Divalicious Recipes - Healthy, Low Carb & Gluten Free