6/10/18

3 Ingredient Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is an easy to make Jam with only 3 ingredients. You can control the sugar content and also the artifical ingredients that usually is required to make other jams. Once you try this version, you may not ever go back to your traditional jam again!

Low Sugar Strawberry jam

My daughter moved back home, and when she did, she introduced me to this recipe from The Busy Baker. My husband is a diabetic and controling sugar is important to him, and my daughters health requires her to watch her Sugar consumption also, so this homemade Jam with honey in it, and a natural Chia seed as the thickener is the perfect answer. 

She made the rolls too! These are the "famous" Lion House Rolls! Ok.. if you aren't familiar.. just google it. You'll find a kazillion blog posts on versions of the recipe I promise! They are easy and quick to make and scrumptious with the Jam!

we love using locally sourced honey and strawberries for our jam! 
Low Sugar Strawberry Jam

Jan's Tips' This makes a great freezer jam. But you can also "Can" this jam, just follow the traditional canning instructions for regular strawberry jam.

Let's get "Jammin'"




Yield: 1 jar

3 Ingredient Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

A Strawberry Jam with 3 ingredients, where you can control the amount of 'sugar'content. Made with a natural thickener of Chia seeds, you'll never guess they're in there! Simply Scrumptious!
prep time: 10 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 40 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 Pound Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3-4 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds

instructions

  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the strawberries and honey. stirring strawberries as they begin to heat up and soften.
  2. Mash the strawberries to break them up into smaller pieces.
  3. Let the mixture come to a slow boil, stir continually. Once You see Bigger Bubbles on the surface, add the chia seeds.
  4. The chia seeds will help thicken the jam.
  5. Continue stirring the mixture over low heat for about 15 minutes, and then remove the pan from the stove.
  6. For chunkier Jam pour mixture into jar and seal with lid. 
  7. For Less Chunky jam, run jam through a blender, or use immersion blender in the sauce pan, to desired consistency. Pour into Jar and seal with a lid.
  8. Jam will thicken as it cools! while it is still hot, it will seem runnier than you may wish, no worries! they Chia seeds are hard at work. Let the jam cool to room temperature in the jar before placing in the fridge for several hours. then it will achieve a perfect Jam texture!


NOTES:

Recipe Notes
 It keeps for a couple weeks in the fridge, but beware: since it doesn't contain any preservatives and hasn't undergone the proper canning process it must be kept refrigerated.
This jam can be canned, but please follow proper canning instructions to ensure food safety.
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