24 September 2014

2.5 Ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam // Vegan Blogs

Oh man, this jam is SO good and super easy. It only has two ingredients, which makes it just as easy to make a big jar as it is a tiny portion. Its such a good way to get chia into your diet too. All you need is your blueberries, around 1 tablespoon of chia seed per 100g of berries, than a tiny bit sweetener if you think it needs it; Maple syrup, agave, or plain sugar are all fine!

Throw your berries into a pan on a low-medium heat, as they start to cook mash them down with a masher or fork. When you have a lot of juice you can add your sweetener! Sweetener is totally optional and if you do decide to add some, you'll only need a tiny bit. Once you've got a juicy bubbly mush (technical term) add in your chia seeds and stir. Lower the heat right down and leave for 2 minutes so the chia can start to absorb some of the liquid; stir occasionally, just to make sure your jam doesn't stick. If it is getting too thick, add a splash of water and don't worry if it seems thin the natural pectin and chia will work together to thicken it up as it cools. Transfer your mixture into a jar (or jars), and leave the lid off to let it cool.


Seal, and refrigerate when its completely cool, it should last up to a week (but I always say follow your nose with food). Such an easy recipe, try it with any berries you have. The first time I tried this I used raspberries, which was a lot sweeter but just as good. You can have it on toast, crumpets, pancakes and it is the ultimate addition to over-night oats too!


1 comment:

  1. Who knew it was that easy! I can't wait to try this out! thanks for sharing. :)


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