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 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon 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.
Could you freeze this as well?
Looks delicious! And the color is so beautiful and vibrant. (And yes--chia seeds are magic 🙂 )
Thanks so much! I agree - chia seeds are awesome!
Dannielle @ Zamamabakes says
Laura this recipe sounds brilliant I can't wait to test it out! I have a good supply of chia seeds just begging me to use them up, love, love, love this! 🙂
Thanks so much Dannielle!!! It's such great jam - nothing masking the delicious berry flavour!
Maria @ Pastels & Macarons says
Your jam looks amazing also and I bet the triple berry tastes so nice! I'm going to try and get fresh berries this weekend at the markets and make a fresh batch. Nothing wrong with frozen but if I can get it fresh I prefer it 🙂 My mum used to make me this drink as a kid with chia seeds and I used to love sipping these little slimy things through my teeth! haha. Sounds gross huh? It was yummy though and they are SO good for you. Who would think such tiny little things would have such huge health power. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Look forward to connecting and following along. x
Maria @ Pastels & Macarons says
ps. gave you 5 stars cause I know it will taste great because the strawberry jam I made was amazing on it's own let alone with 3 berries! 😉
Haha awesome, thanks Maria!
Thanks Maria! Yea, I agree, fresh berries are sooo much better...I still have a couple of months to wait until I can get my hands on some! Haha that water sounds like it would be great for kids...so fun! Thanks for visiting, I loooove your website! 🙂
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
I'm going to try this because I'm not a huge fan of ridiculously sweet jams - so this will be perfect!
It will be perfect for you...hope you like it!