Cherry Chia Jam – Easy Recipe

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A super healthy Cherry Chia Jam made in minutes. This jam is all about cherries and healthy chia seeds. It is lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup and with an added zest of fresh lemon juice.

Most store-bought jams are packed with sugar and sometimes colour and harmful additives. This jam recipe is super easy to make and is made without refined sugar. But even more importantly, this cherry jam is made with chia seeds, making it more nutritious.

Chia is well known to be a superfood, containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. This delicious jam takes only 5 minutes of prep time, and 10 minutes of cooking time best of all you control the sweetness. Serve with gluten-free crusty French Baguette, in yogurts or add to smoothies.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen pitted cherries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • Juice and zest of 1 small lemon
  • 1/3 cup Chia seeds
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    Instructions

  • In a large saucepan combine everything except chia seeds. Cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently
  • Remove from the stove and cool. Taste for sweetness, if you like the jam sweeter add more maple syrup
  • Add chia seeds and mix well. Set aside for 5 minutes. Mix one more time and transfer to a glass jar. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours
  • Note: this jam will keep up to 30 days when refrigerated
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