I was playing around with jam ideas today and came up with a recipe that is, quite frankly, brilliant. It came about because I tried a superfoods “unjam” recipe that didn’t do it for me. The recipe called for chia seeds, water, and fruit. Start by adding the chia seeds to the water to make a “chia gel,” puree some fruit, and mix them together. I thought, why make the chia gel in water… won’t that just dilute the fruit? Well, one bite in and I knew the answer to that!
So then I tried adding the chia seeds straight to the fruit puree, but it was still lacking. The fruit flavor was coming through, but, as I was using raspberries, it was a little tart and needed some sweet to balance it out. Sweet, huh? Well, I threw in a date, pureed it all together, and what came out was pure fruit heaven!
Try it for yourself! It’s super easy and if you don’t have chia seeds on hand, you can leave them out.
Best Jam Ever
6 oz. fruit
1 – 2 dates, pitted
1/2 T. chia seeds (optional)
Puree fruit, dates, and optional chia seeds in a food processor, blender, or even with just a fork!
That’s it. You’re done! Enjoy!
Try it on a slice of warm Cinnamon Date Walnut Bread. Yum!!