Greenmarket Strawberry Chia Jam

By | June 21, 2012

See these gorgeous strawberries from the greenmarket?

They were delicious. And I tried to eat them all before they took a turn for a moldy, seriously. But alas, it didn’t work. So i turned to the blogosphere for inspiration and remembered a post I’d recently read from Itz Linz about chia jam. YES!!! Here’s the easiest recipe you’ll see all day, adapted from the original recipe by Kasey at PowerCakes.

Measure out about a cup of chopped fruit. Fresh or frozen are both fine. Add 2 tbs of chia seeds and a little water (a little more if using fresh fruit).

Add in a touch of some sweetener. I used the opportunity to test out my new bottle of Stevia. I added in 8 drops, because 8 is my favorite number. (Fact: OCD makes for more fun in the kitchen. )

Microwave for 2 minutes. You can always add more chia/water to thicken/thin the jam. It won’t be beautiful at first:

Refrigerate for a few hours (I left mine overnight), and viola! Chia jam! I enjoyed/devoured mine as a post gym snack paired with peanut butter on quinoa corn cakes. Chia seeds + summer fruits go together like ramalamadingdong.

I also added some leftover jam into this morning’s overnight oats breakfast, and it was more awesome than expected. So awesome that I ate the whole thing before I stopped to think that a photo would have been nice. #oopsbloggerfail.

What are your favorite (easy) recipes involving summer fruit?