This jam is incredibly easy to make and contains no sugar like other store-bought jams, it’s also dairy free and gluten free !
- 0.9 lbs (400 grams) strawberries
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds (ground flaxseed)
- 1 handful of walnuts
- Optional -- 1 tbsp cocoa, honey
You can prepare this jam in two layers -- strawberry and chocolate. Blend the strawberries and pour half of them in a bowl, and add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Let the mixture rest for 20 minutes to get a nice jam.
Add cocoa, walnuts and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to the rest of the strawberries. Blend the ingredients for a few seconds, just to stir the cocoa. Pour the mixture over the strawberry jam. Keep it in the fridge for an hour. If you like your jam thicker use less strawberries.
The exact proportion to soak chia seeds is 1:9 -- chia:liquid. If you are baking cookies it is important to use the accurate amount of chia seeds and liquid. If you use a spoon to measure chia seeds, measure with a flat tablespoon, because later when chia is soaked in the liquid there is no way for the spoon to be tipped. Another option is to use a cup or measuring container. 1:8 or 1:7 is also a good proportion if you want a super thick jam.
If you do not have chia seeds you can also use ground flax seed (grind it in a coffee grinder). Flaxseed absorbs less liquid than chia, and the possible proportion is 1:3 or 1:4.
You do not have to add cocoa, but the walnuts give an awesome taste to the jam.