Hi Three to Five Tribe! This past weekend I had the pleasure of heading to a local strawberry patch to pick brightly colored strawberries with my family. (Thank you Aunt Lynn for planning this family adventure!)
Now by the time many of you will be reading this, the strawberry picking season may be over depending on where you live, but if you have already picked strawberries for the season and are looking for creative and delicious ways to repurpose all of those extra ruby red gems, try this super simple recipe for homemade simple strawberry chia seed jam.
My favorite part about this recipe? It’s refined sugar free and you only need four easy ingredients, all of which you probably already have stocked in your kitchen. Like I said, simple!
Simple Strawberry Chia Seed Jam Recipe
- 1 lb. fresh strawberries
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 2 tbsp. freshly squeeze lemon juice
- Food scale
- Cutting board
- Parring knife
- Medium sized pot
- Stirring spoon
- Potato masher
- Mason jars
1.) Grab your food scale and measure out one pound of fresh strawberries.
2.) Place one pound of fresh strawberries in the colander and rinse with cool water.
3.) Remove the strawberry stems and slice fresh strawberries in half.
4.) Place sliced strawberries in medium sized pot and add 3 tablespoons of honey then place on the stovetop on a burner set to medium heat.
5.) Stir strawberries and honey until the strawberries begin to soften and are easily crushed. This should take about 10 minutes.
6.) Grab the potato masher and mash the strawberries until they reach the desired consistency.
7.) Add two tablespoons of chia seeds and two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and stir.
8.) Set flame to low heat and continue to stir slowly and continuously for 15 minutes.
9.) After 15 minutes, pour homemade strawberry chia seed jam into individual mason jars and let sit out on your kitchen countertop (with the lids off) until the jam has cooled to room temperature.
10.) Once the jam has cooled to room temperature, twist on the lids and place in the refrigerator for about 10-14 days. Enjoy a spoonful all on its own or add a dollop to your favorite foods like ice cream, overnight oats, pancakes, toast, waffles or yogurt. Happy jamming everyone!
Enjoying homemade strawberry chia seed jam, three to five days a week,