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Easy Vegan Strawberry Jam Low in Sugar
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Chia Seed Strawberry Jam

This chia seed strawberry jam recipe is a simple and delicious addition to vegan breakfasts or snacks; thickened with chia seeds and low in added sugars, this jam is nutritionally balanced too!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American-inspired, Vegan
Keyword Chia Seed Strawberry Jam
Prep Time 20 minutes
Time for Chia to Thicken 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 247kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Potato masher
  • Jar(s)

Ingredients

  • 1 C strawberries , mashed (about 1 ½ C fresh)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds , ground
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice (optional if you like a tangy jam)
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • Mash the strawberries.
  • Add lemon juice and/ or sugar to the strawberries. Taste and adjust the lemon juice/ sugar to your taste.
  • If needed, grind the chia seeds (I use a coffee grinder or small blender). Add 2 tbsp ground chia seeds to the strawberries and mix well so the chia seeds are evenly distributed through the strawberries.
  • Let the jam sit in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to thicken. This may take longer depending on how watery the berries are.
  • Store in the fridge in an air tight container (I use jars) for up to one week.

Notes

If you would like to freeze this recipe, it's best to freeze the mashed strawberries on their own (in freezer safe containers for up to 3 months). When ready to use, allow the frozen mashed strawberries to thaw then begin the recipe.
Accuracy of nutrition information cannot be guaranteed (certain ingredients may not have all nutrients listed in the database); amounts may vary (and will vary depending on brands of ingredients used); all nutrition fact values rounded to the nearest whole number.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 143mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 4mg