5 Minute Triple Berry Sugar Free Jam - all it takes is fresh or frozen berries, honey, chia seeds and 5 minutes of your time and you have delicious, easy (not scary to make) refined sugar free jam!
I promised myself, PROMISED that I would not buy into the whole "paleo, gluten free, organic, I'll have a bacon & egg bap but hold the bacon and the egg and the bap and replace it with a field mushroom and some quinoa" thing going on. It is sooo Bondi Hipster ⇐ please watch this video.
And I promise I am really not. But just let me make 1 exception. Because this triple berry jam is the king of all the jams. Frozen berries, honey and...chia seeds. Don't run away.
The only reason I've done this is because I was curious! I'd heard all these magical things about how chia seeds turn a little bit jelly-like when mixed with liquid. So I had to try it. And it is magical! You should try it...add a spoonful of chia seeds to a little bit of water and let it sit for 10 minutes...it's amazing! Plus, apparently chia seeds are really good for you. And any jam that I can eat with this peanut butter and not feel guilty about it fine by me! You can buy chia seeds right next to the lollies from the bulk bins at the supermarket. Not scary!
And even though I promise I will never, EVER go sugar free, it does make me cringe just how much sugar needs to go in to jam make it set.
Summer is now close enough that I feel comfortable using the bags and bags of berries I froze last summer. Anyone else do that? I buy a ton of cheap raspberries and strawberries to keep me in berries all winter, but then I get too scared to use them in case I run out before I can buy them again, so I end up not using them and get to December and still have a freezer full of berries. #firstworldproblems
But summer is on the horizon...let's use the berries!!
Add the frozen berries to a pot with the honey
Cook for about 5 minutes until the berries are all smushy. Great word! Mash them up a little, or leave them chunky. Your call.
Stir in the chia seeds, transfer the jam to a jar, put it in the fridge and wait for the magic to happen. In a couple of hours the jam will be set!
Beautiful jam that is great on toast, with yoghurt or spread in the middle of a sponge cake.
5 Minute Triple Berry Jam (Sugar Free)
- 1 cup berries, fresh or frozen I used a combination of strawberries, raspberries & blackberries
- 2 TBSP honey
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- Place berries and honey in a small pot and cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until the berries are soft and the mixture comes to the boil. Mash up the berries a little, or leave them if you prefer your jam to be a little chunkier.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the chia seeds.
- Transfer into a clean jar and refrigerate for a couple of hours until the jam has set.
- Store in the fridge for a couple of weeks.