Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds

Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds

This Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds is so easy to prepare, fresh and bursting with juicy ripe strawberry flavor. It is the perfect springtime time breakfast spread!

Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds

This jam comes together so quickly with the addition of chia seeds, if you haven't tried chia seeds as yet, you really should it is so healthy! I have lots of fresh strawberries and wanted to use them up so I have been making plenty of strawberry recipes lately. If you missed my Strawberry Breakfast Cake  you just got to check it out, it is oil-free, vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free. My Strawberry Oat Bars, Strawberry Lemonade, and Strawberry Protein Pancakes are some of my readers!

Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are very nutritious, they are a complete protein and have lots of antioxidants. They are beneficial because they are:

  1. High in fiber.
  2. High in omega 3 fatty acids and alpha-linoleic acid
  3. High in Potassium
  4. High in Magnesium
  5. High in Calcium

To make the jam, I chopped the strawberries and place them in a saucepan with maple syrup and fresh orange juice and let it cook for about 10 minutes. I added the chia seeds and remove from heat. This jam was bursting with flavors, I enjoyed it served with almond butter on gluten free bread. I only made a small batch this time but the next time I will definitely double. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week but it won't last that long in my home. I plan to add some to my smoothies as well.

Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds

Categories

Nutrition

Energy:
20 kcal / 84 kJ
Fat:
0 g
Protein:
1 g
Carbs:
5 g
Per 100g

Cooking Time

Preparation:
5 min
Cooking:
10 min
Ready in:
15 min
For:
2 cups

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place chopped strawberries, orange juice, maple syrup and lemon juice in a small saucepan on medium high heat.
  2. Bring jam to boil, mashing the strawberries with a potato masher or fork. Allow to simmer for about 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in chia seeds and remove from heat. Place in a mason jar and allow to cool and thicken.
  4. Keep refrigerated for about a week.

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Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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4 Comments
  1. Carrie Valentin
    September 1, 2018

    The strawberry chia jam says “per 100 grams”…how much is that??? Can this be made with an erithrtol/ monkfruit substitute to “Keto-ize” the recipe slightly.

  2. Jasmin /VeeatCookBake
    May 17, 2017

    yummy strawberry jam. I love it on bread or in yogurt. I have also all ingredients at home. Perfect recipe during the strawberry season.
    Do you think I can omit the mable syrup? Strawberries are really sweet in nature.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 17, 2017

      Jasmin, I’m here with 3 pints of strawberries that I bought from a local farm and trying to figure out what to make with them. Mine are too tart and I’m having a hard time eating them. If yours are sweet enough you definitely can leave out the sweetener.