BLACKBERRY JAM

 

 

BLACKBERRY JAM

I used to buy jam in stores and one day I took a minute and checked the ingredients list. I realised that what they claimed to be jam was just some fruit, heated up with sugar and pectin, filled with preservatives and some of them even with artificial flavors and colors.

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Since then, whenever I want jam, I make this 15 minutes recipe at home. This one is a low-sugar, all-natural jam that takes only minutes to prepare.

This jam is made with chia seeds. Besides being rich in antioxidants, chia seeds are special because of their gelatine-like properties. Once water is added, they absorb 12 times their body weight, giving off a jelly-like texture. This means that instead of loading up the jam with refined sugar to make it thick, you can use chia seeds instead.

The best thing of this recipe is that you can always use other fruits such as strawberries, blueberries or a mix of both. You can have it unsweetened or sweetened with just a touch of honey/maple syrup instead. Jam at its best.

I hope you enjoy it.

 

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BLACKBERRY JAM
This jam is made with chia seeds. Besides being rich in antioxidants, chia seeds are special because of their gelatine-like properties.
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 10 min
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 10 min
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring the blackberries to a low boil, stirring frequently. Simmer on low heat until the berries soften (About 5 minutes)
  2. Lightly mash the blackberries with a fork. (Leave some berries in chunks for texture)
  3. Stir in the maple syrup/honey and chia seeds. Cook the jam on low until it thickens, about 5 minutes. (Stir frequently so it doesn’t sitck)
  4. Remove the jam from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Let jam cool and enjoy
Recipe Notes

The jam will stay good in the fridge up to 2 weeks.

Pour in a glass jar or air-tight container and store in the refrigerator.

 


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