Add frozen berries to a large pan and heat up over medium-low heat.
Stir well and cook until fruit has completely softened.
Using a large spoon or even a potato masher, crush larger pieces of fruit but make sure to leave some for the texture.
Reduce the heat to low and add chia seeds and agave nectar. Continue to cook until the jam starts to thicken.
Finally, add vanilla extract and mix all well. Remove from the heat and cool completely before serving.
Transfer to glass jars with air-tight lids and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
Autumn is a time of fantastic colors, rainy weather, and homemade jams. If you’re anything like us and prefer homemade to store-bought stuff, then you’ll probably want to try this delicious chia berry jam which is extremely easy to make, tastes fantastic and above all- it’s loaded with antioxidants. Furthermore, this delicious jam takes about 30 minutes of total preparation time and all you really need is one large pan.
As for the ingredients, this jam is rather simple. You can use a bag of mixed frozen berries or about one pound of fresh berries of your choice. The procedure is the same if you decide to prepare a jam with just one type of berries but in that case adjust the sweetener which, in this case, is agave nectar but it can also be replaced with maple syrup or coconut syrup (you can also add some stevia for sugar-free version).
Finally, serve your chia berry jam with some bread, crackers or use for your favorite dessert recipes. Enjoy!
Calories: 180, Protein: 3.9g, Total Carb: 34.6g, Dietary Fiber: 10.7g, Total Fat: 5.2g