Blueberry and Peach Chia Jam


Blueberry and Peach Chia Jam

I’ve been experimenting lately with making grain-free breads and what better topping than some homemade jam.  Fall is of course peach season and I had one big, juicy peach left from the farmer’s market so I decided to make a blueberry and peach chia jam.   It turned out delicious and is very easy to make! 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic blueberries (I used fresh but you could also use frozen)
  • 1 cup peaches, peeled and cut into small pieces (riper is better)
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw honey (I used 1½ Tbsp)
  • 2-3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, add blueberries, peaches, lemon juice, zest and honey.  Place over medium heat and stir together.
  2. As fruit heats up and begins to bubble, smash the fruit with a potato masher or with the back of a fork.
  3. Once fruit is broken up and has a jam consistency, turn heat to low and add the chia seeds and cinnamon.  (Start with 2 Tbsp of the chia seeds.)
  4. Continue to simmer and stir on low heat for 2-3 minutes to allow the chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid.
  5. Remove from heat and continue to stir for several minutes.  If jam needs to be thicker, stir in the remaining tablespoon of chia seeds.
  6. Allow to cool on the counter.  Transfer to a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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