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strawberry chia jam in a mason jar with peanut butter toast
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Strawberry Chia Jam

Strawberry Chia Jam will be your new favorite spread! It’s healthy, easy to prepare, kid-friendly, and so delicious. It’s also easily made vegan and paleo friendly!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: KITCHEN BASICS, recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 32kcal
Author: Dani Spies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1-3 tablespoons honey, maple syrup or monk fruit (if needed)

Instructions

  • Place strawberries in a saucepan over a medium heat.  Cook until the strawberries begin to break down and the mixture is bubbly.  The strawberries will become loose and liquidy, about 10 minutes.
  • Mash the fruit with a potato masher or the back of a spatula.  You can make this as smooth or chunky as you’d like.  It all depends on how you like your jam.
  • Stir in the chia seeds and lemon juice.  Taste the jam and then decide if you want to add sweetener.  Start with one tablespoon, if desired and adjust from there.
  • The jam will continue to thicken as it cools.  Once it has cooled, transfer into an airtight jar and store in the fridge for 1-3 weeks or up to three months in the freezer.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg