Berry Chia Jam Recipe
What a day Ocka Treats had at the Women Rock event hosted by Hackensack Meridian Health group on Saturday! The official headcount is still pending but words on the street says that there were over 1,000 people attended the event. Thank you everyone for stopping by Ocka Treats' table and all the support and kind words. We had so much fun meeting each and everyone of you. We will do a post to recap our experience at Women Rock in coming days. Meanwhile, here's the recipe giveaway at the event in case you missed it. Happy jamming!
This berry chia seed jam has only 4 natural ingredients with 10 mins prep time. This jam is a nutritional boost and very easy to make. No cooking is needed.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
Yield: Makes about 3 cups
• 5 cups (20 –24 oz) fresh or frozen raspberries and/or blueberries (any combination)
• ¼ cup chia seeds
• 2 tablespoons orange juice or lemon juice
• Optional – Up to 4 tablespoons maple syrup, to taste
• A medium size mixing bowl
• Measuring cups and spoons
• A fork or a potato masher
• Glass jars or other storage containers, for the finished jam
Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Wait. Cover and let the mixture develop for about three hours at room temperature, or overnight in the refrigerator.
Mash the berries with a fork or masher. If you like it more “jammy” and smooth, crush it up more. If you like some texture in your jam, then don’t mash it too much.
Add a little sweetness (optional). Taste the jam and stir in some maple syrup to your desired sweetness.
HOW TO ENJOY
• Swirl into yogurt, granola, oatmeal, chia seed pudding
• Spread on toast, pancakes, waffles, bagels
Store leftover jam in the refrigerator, covered, for about 1 week.
• If the chia seeds jam isn’t plump yet, let the mixture rest for longer to let the chia seeds absorb some more moisture.
• If you’d prefer not to have visible chia seeds in your finished jam, grind the chia seeds in a spice grinder prior to mixing it with other ingredients; or you can puree the jam in a blender or with an immersion blender.
•If the jam seems a little thin, add another teaspoon or two of chia seeds. Stir, and let sit for another 30 minutes.