Jam. It’s one of toasts best toppings. And I love a good toast with jam. I’m talking a jam full of seeds, bits of berries and full of flavor. Unfortunately, most store-bought jams have so much added sugar, fruit pectins and preservatives that it makes me just skip the toast and toppings all together.
There are a few brands that have been able to make a great tasting jam sans the added sugar and other bulls*** but they are usually more expensive and sometimes hard to find.
So why not just whip up your own? It takes literally 15 mins and there is something just so wholesome about making your own jam that I just love. Like I feel as though I’m Laura Ingels Wilder you know?
You can get creative too by using whatever fruits are in season. Switch it out! Stone fruit jams, berry jams, even a spiced apple or pear jam would be fantastic in the fall.
Chia Seed Berry Jam
- 1 cup berries I did a mix of blueberries and raspberries
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup cup coconut sugar
- Add all ingredients EXCEPT the chia seeds to saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 15 mins allowing the liquids to cook down and the jam to thicken. Then add the chia and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally to prevent the jam from burning and sticking to the bottom.
- Let the jam cool before storing it. Since this jam is natural, made without any pectins or preservatives it will only keep for about a week when stored properly in the fridge. Mason jars work best because they have a tight seal lid. However, do not try to can as this jam does not keep well super long term like other store-bought jams.