Easy Chia Jam

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You can’t beat a fresh jar of jam.

As the summer months roll in, fresh, fruity grub is back on the scene. I have got back into the habit of swinging past the market (or ahem Sainos) on the way home and picking up ALL the fruit, passion fruit, mangos, errythang. Light evenings bring back those dee-lish summer salads gobbled in the garden, or on the other hand, it rains cats n bladdy dogs and we eat our Cornettos on the sofa, welcome to British summertime ladies n gents!

Anyway, I digress. I’m not a big jam eater these days, it used to be my toast topper regular but since I have become older, wiser and more conscious of what I put in my boday, I stopped buying the sticky sweet stuff. The reg jar of jam has a helluva lot of sugar in it (around 50 grams, yikes!) and I know that sugar is only good for ya in small doses.

I miss it. Seeing the mention of chia jam float around the internet, I thought I’d give it a whirl. It is so simple, pretty good for you and provides you with that lovely sweet kick you can slap on pancakes, swirl into yoghurt, smooth onto your toast in the morning or y’know eat it straight from the jar.

My fave breakfast recently has been ‘nana pancakes, just because N.O.M we all love the universal GF pancake that is simple, good for ya and also feels like such a treat.

As always, with jam comes PB.

It’s PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIMMMME.

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Just look at that stack of love.

Anyways, you will need to following;

2 tbsp chia seeds – I buy mine from Holland & Barrett

1 punnet strawbs

half a punnet rasps

Squeeze of one lemon

1 tbsp of honey / agave / coconut syrup that I bought from TKmaxx, whoda thought?

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Pop everything into a blender and blitz until you have a smooth, almost coulis like consistency.

Pour your mixture into a pan and simmer on a very low heat, stirring until the jam starts to thicken.

Find a jar (I buy all mine from Tiger) and pour in your mixture, if you are feeling patient it is best to leave the mixture for a further few hours and refrigerate. HOW easy?! You have to give it a go.

I’m pretty sure you probably know the recipe to these pancakes now, but here’s a brief reminder:

2 eggs

2 nanas

1/2 tsp bicarb soda

A generous dollop of honey

1 tbsp flax seed (optional)

Whiz everything together in the blender and fry with a drop of coconut oil. Simples.

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Chias to long, lazy weekend breakfasts!

Ix

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  • vernette

    I will definitely try the jam! It looks delish and it is a great way incorporate chia into the diet.

    • Yaaas you have to give it a go and let me know how it turns out! :) It really is, you wouldn’t be able to tell! Thank you for stopping by :) Immy x

  • Ooh yum!! A healthy PB&J sounds ideal too :) I really fancy giving jams/chutneys/preserves etc. a go so might have to add this to my recipe list xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

    • It really is the best combo! Me too, really want to make my own chutneys this year – maybe a nice caramelised onion one ooommm. Ooh yes do it, it is super easy :) Immy x

  • Ellie Adams

    Absolutely obsessed with this post you mega babe, I’ve been attempting to get some ingredients for chia jam (i.e literally just need chia seeds) for ages but always forget. This looks so babein, I love that your recipes are healthier versions of classics girly!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • Whhhhhy thank you lovely Ellie! I know me too! I haven’t got round to giving it a whirl for AGES! It was so bladdy good, got through the whole jar in about two days teehee. Thank you so much mi love :) Immy x

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    This looks so good!

    xx

    Mademoiselle Coconath

    http://mllecoconath.com

    • Why thank you lovely lady! :) Immy x

  • This looks sooooo good. Although I kind of hate you for reminding me how sugary and generally bad for you normal jam is because I luuuuuuuuure that shit and I eat it on everything, every morning, in ridiculous quantities. But also kinda love you for giving me a more healthy alternative so there’s that.

    Also – I saw this little post this morning and thought you’d be interested to see it. It’s about Annecy (and now I really want to come with you!!) http://www.worldofwanderlust.com/cutest-town-france-why-you-need-to-visit-annecy/

    Katie.
    xx ♥ La Coco Noire

    • Thank you Katieeeee! I know right, I bladdy lav jam by the table spoon full. You gotta give it a go, it is all fresh n yummy. Oh ma daaays LOOK AT IT! Literally the most beautiful place. I need to go asap – maybe we should think about planning a big ole blogger weekend out there, IMAGINE :o Immy x

  • BettyCook

    Love this food, must be very delicious

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    • Thank you so much Betty! I was indeed pretty deelish if I do say so myself! Thanks for stopping by :) Immy x

  • This sounds DREAMY! I have yet to get into this chia seeds craze but you may have won me over with this one! Gosh, now I’ve been swayed with smoothie bowls AND chia seeds! What a night!
    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

    • Oo cheers B :) I know! Took me a while to get used to em too, but they are magic I swear! You are a new woman! Immy x

  • YUM! Looks relatively easy to make too – can’t wait to use some berries from the farmer’s market for this! Thanks!

    • Ah yes that would be SO good Claire! Let me know how it turns out, sure it will be lovely, especially with fresh berries from the farmer’s market! Thank you for commenting! Immy x

  • This looks so delicious!! I’m hungry now ☺
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

    • Thank you lovely Nati! :) Me too, makes me hungry just looking at it! Give it a whirl, it is super easy! Immy x

  • Becky Hughff

    This looks absolutely delicious and so versatile!!

    http://www.ohsobecky.com