Berry Mango Chia Jam is a low-sugar substitute for traditional jams and jellies.
If you’ve been around the blog for long enough, you may notice I use chia seeds from time to time to create very lightly sweetened puddings.
How to Make Chia Jam
This time, I paired chia seeds with fresh fruit to make something that’s a jam-like consistency with no added sugar. Feel free to switch up the berries with other fruit! The sky is the limit.
All you have to do is cook the fresh fruit down gently over medium heat until it’s softened. Then, you stir in the chia seeds and let them soak up the liquid. Chia seeds have this cool property of absorbing liquid and becoming thick and jelly-like.
How Long Does Chia Jam Last in the Refrigerator?
This Berry Mango Chia Jam will last for up to a week in the refrigerator. You can use it as a topping for yogurt or on gluten-free crackers or bread.
Berry Mango Chia Jam Recipe
This fruity Berry Mango Chia Jam is chock full of fresh fruit and has no extra added sugar! Paleo-friendly!
- 1/2 cup mango diced
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries chopped
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
Add the fruit to a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until it has softened, about 10 minutes.
Slowly stir in the chia seeds until they’re evenly incorporated. The “jam” will continue to thicken as the seeds absorb moisture.
Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator. The jam will be thickened in 1-2 hours.
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