Cranberry Chia Seed Jam

This jam is perfect for this time of year since… YAY cranberries are in season! Chia seeds are a good source of essential fatty acids called omega-3’s! They also are a great source of fiber, provide antioxidants, are can be very inexpensive!

This jam is super easy to make. I prepped it the night before and let it sit overnight so that it really would thicken up. (*When chia seeds are exposed to liquid, they swell and absorb the liquid surrounding them, so that’s why they’re great to make jams and puddings with them.*)

I paired my jam with peanut butter and spread each on two pieces of toast. They filled me up perfectly and it was a quick and healthy breakfast option!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, organic if possible 
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

 

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, process cranberries and water until smooth.
  2. Transfer mixture to a small pot and add chia seeds and maple syrup.
  3. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until some of the liquid has reduced and mixture looks thickened up.
  4. Remove from heat, let mixture sit until cool, and transfer to an airtight container or jar.
  5. Place in fridge and let sit for at least an hour before serving for jam to set.
  6. Serve on toast, oatmeal, pancakes, yogurt, whatever you’d like!
  7. Enjoy 🙂

 

Notes:

  • Save jam in refrigerator for 1 week.

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