Spread a little love on your breakfast in the form of this easy, 2-ingredient Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam! It fits pretty much any diet, paleo, GAPS, vegan, low-carb…
It’s no secret that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And I’m okay with it being eaten any time of the day, too. Gimme all the pancakes, bagels, smoothies, muffins, waffles, eggs, and whatever else you eat for breakfast! I especially love it if it can be topped with something delicious like molasses or jam.
Sadly, though one of my many intolerances is fruit in combo with sugar. This leaves out many, if not most, jams and jellies. Even if I buy organic, there’s still added sugar in there! Thus my need for making my own. Thence the birth of this easy peasy mixed berry chia seed jam.
Other morning favorites.
- Banana Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
- Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding
- 3-ingredient Grain-Free Bagels
- Easy French Style Omelette
- Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl
- Personal Pan Dark Chocolate Paleo Breakfast Brownie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Truth be told, I totally cheated on this jam. I’m all about going out and picking berries, growing them, getting them local at the farmers market… or buying a huge bag of them from Costco’s freezer section. Yep. That’s what I used in this recipe. Don’t judge.
Regardless of where you get your berries (though organic is always the best!), they’re still super good for you!
- Strawberries (I know, they’re not technically berries) are rich in vitamins C and K, folate, potassium, manganese, and magnesium. They are also low-calorie, fiber-rich and full of antioxidants and polyphenols.
- Blueberries are considered one of the highest ranking sources of antioxidants! They’re full of vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, manganese, selenium, copper, magnesium, anthocyanin, and phosphorus.
- Blackberries are full of vitamins C and K, as well as manganese. They’re also high in fiber.
- Mulberries contain a huge amount of antioxidants and are are considered one of the top cancer-fighting foods we can consume! They’re also a are a low-calorie, nutrient-dense food with a good amount of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and iron.
- Raspberries contain ellagic acid, a phenolic compound that has exhibited anti-carcinogenic effects. They’re also strong in antioxidants vitamin C, quercetin, and gallic acid and are high in the minerals potassium and phosphorus.
Mixed berry chia seed jam.
For this jam recipe I used a mix of frozen blueberries, raspberries, and mulberries. You can use whatever combo you like, or even just one berry! And you can totally use fresh berries, if that’s your jam. [sorry for the corny pun]
If you like your jam more gelatinous, you can up the amount of chia seeds to 2 tablespoons. I prefer my jam to be spreadable and not like jelly, so the amount in this recipe is perfect for me! I also do not like my jam to be that sweet… thus the lack of sweeteners of any kind in this recipe. If you’re a sweet-tooth kinda person, feel free to add a tablespoon of honey or something to your jam.
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2-Ingredient Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
- 2 c. mixed berries, fresh or frozen
- 1 T. chia seeds
In small saucepan, bring berries to simmer. Let cook until they’re easily smashed (about 10 minutes).
Turn off heat and stir in chia seeds.
Cool, then store in covered jar in the fridge.