The Healthiest Jam 

4.50 from 4 votes

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If you want to learn how to make the healthiest jam, this is the recipe for you. I have been making jam like this for years so it’s truly my favourite method. This healthy jam is packed with nutrients, superfoods like chia seeds, and it’s perfect on top of yogurt, chia pudding, overnight oats, oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, pb & jelly sandwiches, and can be enjoyed in so many other ways. If you find yourself wasting berries, this is the tastiest way to use them up and not let them go to waste. If you make this recipe and love it, please let me know in the comments. 

the healthiest jam

The Healthiest Jam 

This healthy jam is packed with nutrients, superfoods like chia seeds, and it’s perfect on top of yogurt, chia pudding, overnight oats, oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, pb & jelly sandwiches, and can be enjoyed in so many other ways.
4.50 from 4 votes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: The Modern Nonna
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 small containers of berries (each container was 6oz), use any berries you like
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of sweetener is optional, I like maple syrup but any will work
  • 1 heaping teaspoon chia seeds, optional if you like it thick

Instructions 

  • Add the berries with the lemon juice to a pot on the stove. Turn the heat on medium and let them cook for a few minutes. Once they start to soften and break down, mash them with a masher into your preferred consistency.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add a touch of sweetener of choice. The sweetener is optional but I like to add it in if my berries are super tart. Let the jam cook for a few more minutes as you stir. Once it thickens, take it off the heat and stir in the chia seeds.
  • The chia will expand and make the jam thick and no, you won’t be able to taste them. Transfer into a glass Tupperware and let it cool completely. Store it in the fridge for 10-14 days. Mine lasts longer but it will depend on your fridge temperature as well.

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Notes

You can adjust the sweetness accordingly. Feel free to add as little or as much as you like. You can use maple syrup, honey, or agave.
You can use fresh or frozen berries. This recipe works with cranberries as well but since cranberries are more tart, you will need more sweetener. I like to use mixed berries but you can use any kind you enjoy.
The chia seeds are optional but they are a wonderful superfood and will help your digestion as well. Some days I make it without chia, and other days I add it in. I will leave it up to you.
This jam is absolutely delicious warm or cold so feel free to enjoy it any temperature you like.
Each one of my berry containers were 6oz but you can use any you like. I don’t typically measure so please measure with your heart. 
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I am more commonly known as “The Modern Nonna” on social media where I create easy home cooked meals with a modern twist. I was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria and learned how to cook at the best culinary school in the world – my grandma’s kitchen. I lived in Greece on the Island of Crete with my parents for a while and then moved to Toronto, Canada when I was in grade 5. I started to really cook and experiment with food 11 years ago when I was 21 years old. Everything I currently know is a reflection of some part of my life…

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