how to make vegan berry chia jam, homemade jam recipe

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How To Make Jam; Quick and Easy Berry Chia Jam Recipe

In this article you will find a delicious Berry Chia Jam Recipe that even non-vegans will love! Honestly, they probably won’t even realize it’s not vegan! Learning how to make jam at home does not have to be difficult! First, I’ll answer some common questions about making jam at home, then we’ll get straight to the quick and easy recipe!

how to make vegan berry chia jam, homemade jam recipe

If you have a picky eater at home, like many people do, then a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is probably a go to lunch choice for them.

And there’s nothing bad about that; depending on how you make it, it could be void of most nutrients OR it could quite healthy.

There are basically three components of this type of sandwich;

  • peanut butter (or some type of nut or seed butter)
  • jelly or jam
  • bread

The Peanut Butter

The first ingredient, peanut butter, is great! It’s full of protein and some vitamins and minerals, but you’ll mostly think about it for it’s contribution to your childs protein for the day.

The next ingredient, well how healthy the jam or jelly is depends on quite a bit…

The Jam

If you get the cheap store bought jam with all the sugar in it, then that won’t help with the health side of things. Fortunately, there are ways around using sugar filled jams and jellies, such as;

  • pairing the peanut butter with banana slices
  • using fresh berries in place of jam or jelly
  • making homemade jam!

Then there’s the bread.

All bread is not made the same. White bread is going to be the worst, as far as health goes, even homemade white bread, made with all purpose flour, won’t be the best bet.

This is the kind of bread we like to get. But you’ll basically want to look for breads that say whole grain in the ingredient list, or ones with seeds that you can actually see on or in it are also fairly good bets!

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how to make vegan berry chia jam, homemade jam recipe

Common Questions about Homemade Jam without Pectin…

1. How is fruit made into jam?

There are multiple ways to make fruit into jam. Some of the most common ways is by;

  • boiling it with sugar and water
  • boiling fruit and adding pectin
  • other ways are time consuming and possibly difficult
  • blending with chia seeds!

2. Can frozen berries be used to make jam?

Absolutely!

The homemade berry jam recipe below recommends using frozen berries to make the jam.

3. How do you crush berries for jam?

You don’t have to crush berries to make jam, though having a decent smallish blender, such as this one, is recommended to make the process much smoother!

4. How do you make blueberry jam from scratch?

Use the recipe below, but use blueberries instead of mixed berries!

Or…. you can use a more time consuming, or stove, method such as with the recipes below,

how to make vegan berry chia jam, homemade jam recipe

How to Make Quick and Easy Berry Chia Jam Recipe

I’m going to warn you now…This recipe is extremely easy and only takes a few minutes to make!

First, you’ll want to get out a small blender (this is the blender I used for this recipe– I think I may have a blender problem, I currently have 4 different blenders, haha). Some woman have a shoe problem, I have a blender problem…

Then get out the ingredients;

  • frozen mixed berries
  • chia seeds
  • maple syrup
  • lemon juice

Yep, just 4 ingredients!

Add them to the blender and use the ‘auto IQ’ option, aka- blend for 45 seconds in 10-15 second intervals.

Then you’re done!

It may be a little liquid-y at first, that’s how my four year old likes it. If you’d like it to be thicker, place it in the fridge over night, it’ll thicken up by the next day.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use any fruit in the place of the berries to make it more to your childs preference.

Keep in the fridge up to one week.

It’s not just for pb&j’s! You can use in any other recipe you use jam for, like jam muffins, on bagels, etc. Have fun with it!

how to make vegan berry chia jam, homemade jam recipe

Berry Chia Jam Recipe

Looking for a delicious berry jam recipe? Click this article to find out how to make jam, homemade berry chia without pectin!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword berries, chia, jam
Prep Time 1 minute
Servings 16 servings
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups mixed berries frozen
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend for about 45 seconds in 10-15 second intervals.

  2. (Optional) Let set in the fridge overnight before using.

  3. Use as you would any jam and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If the berries are being difficult in the blender, feel free to microwave for 30 to 60 seconds and then blend.

Feel free to use any fruit in the place of the berries to make it more to your childs preference.

Keep in the fridge up to one week.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also like these kid friendly vegan recipes:

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