Why buy jam when you can make your own, healthier version at home? With no added refined sugars, this jam is perfect for PB&J sandwiches, swirling in overnight oats, chia puddings and more! This recipe also works for most fruits out there so just imagine all the other jams you can make at home. Just make sure you check on the sweetness levels. When the fruits are already sweet, most of the time you won't even need to add sugars!
Serves: 1 jam jar
Difficulty: Level 0
Health factor: ⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️
2 cups of fruit (whatever you want, it can be frozen or fresh
2tbsp natural sweetener (e.g. honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar)
3tbsp chia seeds
In a saucepan on medium heat, cook fruit down until soft.
Use a potato masher or a wooden spoon to break down the fruit until you've reached the desired texture.
If you are already using sweet fruits, then you might not even need any natural sweeteners but if you are using more sour fruits then go ahead and add the sweetener. Adjust the taste of the jam to your liking.
Take pan off heat and add the chia seeds. Mix well and the jam will start to thicken.
Pour into a jar and let it cool before using.
Storage: If kept in the fridge, this jam should last 2 weeks. Apparently you can freeze it too and it should last 3 months. I haven't tried freezing it though so wouldn't necessarily recommend it, but let me know if you try it!
Other additions you can add: lemon zest, spices (e.g. ground cinnamon or ground cloves), and vanilla extract. Go crazy 🤪