My Grandma and Aunt always used to have the most delicious homemade jam at their houses growing up. I loved sleeping over and having it on toast in the morning. Is there anything better than homemade strawberry jam? Mmmmmmm. I’d been looking for a yummy clean eating recipe that didn’t use tons of sugar or pectin when I realized you could make quick and easy jam with chia seeds. How cool are chia seeds? They are so fun. We use this strawberry rhubarb chia jam on just about everything. Toast, mixed in yogurt, on top of ice cream, on waffles and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Give it a go and see what you think!
2 stalks rhubarb, washed and chopped
1 lb strawberries, cleaned and chopped
½ C honey
½ C chia seeds
You could add a bit of fresh lemon juice if you wanted as well.
1. Place rhubarb, strawberries, and honey into a pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from stove.
2. Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend ingredients together. Add in chia seeds. Stir and let cool a bit.
3. Scoop mixture into ball jars and seal tight. The chia seeds will absorb liquid as they sit in jars creating “jam”.
4. Keep in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
This is a great recipe! I just discovered my love for PB&J this year (I know, im late to the game), and I was really sad at the thought of giving it up as we cut out added sugar. I just bought some chia seeds this week and I’m definitely going to be attempting some variations of this! I love reading about your clean eating journey!
Seriously, love your blog and the clean eating options. I pretty much add chia seeds to everything!!!
Jen, this looks so awesome! Can’t wait to try and I love the idea of adding it to my morning granola. Hope you’re well… have been thinking of you guys and sending my prayers with the fostering!! xoxo
This looks so great. I have never made my own jam, but I’m now feeling inspired!
Love your blog, Jen! The clean eating recipes are so helpful, made me realize I don’t have to completely give up foods I love. Even bought myself a juicer after seeing your post (you are so right, the juice is delish!).
So delicious, I’ve to try it
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Mmmm! This looks so yummy! My grandma used to make us homemade raspberry jam and you’re right, there is nothing like fresh homemade jam on toast in the morning! I’ll definitely give this one a try:)
Looks yummy and healthy. Added this to my kitchen list!
this looks so delicious! thank you for sharing. i’ll have to try it!
This looks delicious! And so easy to make. Thanks for sharing
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This sounds great! Can you freeze it, too?