Do you want to eat a fresh slice of homemade bread with a tasty spread of homemade strawberry jam? We can help you make that dream a reality, and it’s easier than you might think!
Fridge chia jam is ridiculously easy to make and doesn’t require any fancy canning equipment. You can store it in the fridge (obviously) or make a bigger batch and store it in the freezer. If you go the freezer route, I’d recommend freezing in smaller containers that you will eat within 1-2 weeks, because it won’t last as long in the fridge as your standard store bought jam. (But there’s no preservatives and less sugar!)
Strawberry Chia Fridge Jam
- 2 cup strawberries, chopped (organic is best!)
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice, to taste
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Optional: sweetener, to taste
- Add your strawberries to a pot and cook over a medium heat until they become soft and syrupy. You can add a touch of water to your pot, if necessary. But you’ll want to cook it down a little bit longer if you do.
- When your strawberries are soft, take them off the heat and use a fork/spatula/potato masher to break down the berries even more
- Stir in the lemon juice and gradually mix in the chia seeds. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes.
- If you have especially juicy fruit or want a thicker jam, incorporate more chia seeds, 1 tsp at a time. (Waiting for the seeds to soak up liquid before adding more).