Anyone out there love a good jam? (Everyone should be raising their hands cuz it’s impossible not to love jam, amiright or am I right?) WELL THEN do I have the recipe for you!!!!
Last week I happened to purchase a very large container full of strawberries that was marked down to 30% off because no matter how hard I try, I can’t ever resist a good sale. Who could possibly eat a giant container of strawberries in a day? Not me. But did I still buy it knowing full well it would be impossible to eat them all before they went bad? You bet I did. Can’t stop won’t stop.
So now I was in a bit of a conundrum. I have all these strawberries. Now what? What could I possibly do with all of them. And then I made some oatmeal and I knew what to do. I love a good PB&J inspired anything so what could be tastier than PB&J oats with homemade strawberry chia seed jam? Mmmmm-mmmmm delicious. I love jam but I always struggle to find a good jam that isn’t super processed or loaded with added sugars. So if I made my own jam I could control exactly what’s going into it and therefore know exactly what I’m putting into my body.
Aaaaaand, the best part about this recipe is you only need 3 ingredients (plus water), one pot, and 10 minutes! Seriously, could not be easier. And oh man is it tasty. There are very few things on this earth that top fresh, sticky, warm homemade jam.
So next time you can’t resist a sale and happen to buy a very large quantity of berries on hand, you’ll know exactly what to do. TIME TO JAM.
3-Ingredient Refined-Sugar Free Strawberry Chia Jam
- 1 heaping cup of chopped fresh strawberries
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup, honey, or other sweetener of choice
- 1 Tbsp water
- Heat a small pot over medium-low heat. Add all ingredients and cook, stirring occasionally for about 7-10 minutes until your strawberries have broken down and you have a sticky, jam-like consistency.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool. Store in an air-tight container for up to a week.