Looking for a way to elevate your typical PB&J? This strawberry chia seed jam is sure to hit the spot.
Not only is it extremely quick to make, but it is a great way to sneak in some superfood into your meals. I’m no nutritionist, but sign me up.
Below are two of my favorite serving suggestions that go PERFECTLY with this jam.
This first pairing is a scrumptious sweet/savory combo that I legit cannnnnot get enough of. Anyone else freakin’ love anything sweet and savory together?? This is the chia seed jam on top of an “Everything” (read: everything bagel) Swapple.
If you haven’t seen these in stores yet, keep your eyes peeled because I think Swapples are the next big thing coming to your nearest frozen food section. I get these from Glen’s Market here in DC, but have also seen them in Whole Foods. Check out the Swapple Store Locator to see where you can find them!
Next up we have a PRIME example of that elevated PB&J I was talking about earlier. Alright, well, not exactly because I used almond butter BUT STILL. This is so damn good. I topped my Vegan Olive Oil Apple Loaf (one of my favorite recipes to date by the way…) with a THICK AF Schmear of Almond butter and topped it with the strawberry chia seed jam. HELLO GORGEOUS.
Now – your turn to get creative. Check out the recipe below and let me know how you spread it!Print
This jam is super simple to make and will be SURE to elevate your classic PB&J in no time. Also, get creative with the fruits you try! This version is strawberry, but blueberry or raspberry would be yummy as well.
- 12 strawberries
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/8 cup chia seeds (adjust down for a thinner jam – personal preference here people!)
- The juice of one lemon
Prep the Strawberries
Cut the strawberries in half. These don’t need to be perfect since they will end up being mashed down anyway.
Turn on the heat
- Heat up the strawberries, juice of one lemon and water in a saucepan over medium heat for 7 minutes.
- Then, mash the mixture with a fork and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the chia seeds
- Let mixture cool before jarring it up (I like to keep mine in a mason jar).
This is my favorite citrus juicer – something that I use way more in the kitchen than I thought I would!
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