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Chia Seed Jam

A healthy, fruity jam made with chia seeds and a dash of maple syrup. Enjoy spread on toast or scones, dolloped into porridge or devoured by the spoonful!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • 600 g fresh or frozen fruit Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries ...
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or preferred vegan sweetener Experiment with this - you might want it add more or less
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional but tastes great with it

Instructions
 

  • Combine the fruit and the maple syrup in a medium pan and simmer over a medium heat. Make sure you stir it frequently.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and mash the fruit with a potato masher.
  • Stir in the chia seeds until combined and continue to simmer until it thickens - which will be around 15 minutes.
  • Once it looks like jam - thick and lovely - remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla essence if using. It will be very hot so be careful when tipping jam into a container to cool. It will thicken even more as it cools. Add more syrup to taste if required.
  • This jam should keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. However, if you're anything like me - it won't last that long. Slaver it on toast, in scones, dollop in porridge … eat by the spoonful! ENJOY x

Notes

This works brilliantly with frozen or fresh fruit. Perfect for using up a glut of seasonal fare or for getting a hit of frozen sunshine in the winter. 
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