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easy strawberry jam with chia, vegan

Easy Vegan Strawberry Chia Jam

PB&J is such a classic, but jams and jellies have such high sugar content. This healthy vegan strawberry chia jam is a healthy low sugar alternative to the classics. It's easy and delicious!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 53 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed and chopped can substitute frozen
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Wash strawberries and remove tops. Quarter with a knife.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the strawberries to the skillet and allow them to start breaking down.
  • Stir for about 10 minutes to prevent burning to the pan.
  • Once they are softened, mash with a fork or potato masher.
  • Stir in the maple syrup and taste. You may want to start low and taste to ensure you don't over sweeten. Add more until it is sweetened to your liking.
  • Stir in the chia seeds and spoon into a bowl.
  • If you want smooth jam, puree with an immersion blender, otherwise it'll be more chunky.
  • Place in the fridge for about 20 minutes to thicken. It is ready to use at this point! Otherwise it'll store for up to 1 week in the fridge.

Notes

Feel free to substitute other berries for strawberries. If you use raspberries or blueberries you may need to use more maple syrup to get the same sweetness!

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chia jam, jam, strawberry jam, vegan jam
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