Homemade jam is SO simple to make, using only a few ingredients and taking only a short while.
Step 1: What You Need
To make this berry, lemon and chia seed jam you will need:
- The juice of 1/2 lemon
- 400g berries (frozen or fresh)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- Medium sized, heavy-bottomed pan
- 1 large glass jar (or two smaller ones)
Step 2: Cook the Berries
Place the berries and maple syrup in the pan and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.
Cook on a medium heat for around 10 minutes.
Step 3: Get Mashing
Using a fork, mash any larger pieces of fruit that still remain.
Step 4: Add the Chia Seeds
Sprinkle over the chia seeds and then stir in.
Cook for another 10-15 minutes, until the jam is nice and thick.
Leave to cool completely.
Step 5: Pour Into Jars
Pour jam into the jar(s) and place in the fridge. The jam will last for up to two weeks.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Eat with crusty bread, poured over Greek yoghurt or in your favourite sponge cake!