Strawberry Orange Chia Jam





I made this jam as a healthy alternative to traditional jam to go with my Hot Cross Buns for Easter Sunday. This recipe is so simple and delicious and can go with most things! I really love the texture and simplicity of this recipe, so that it doesn’t distract from the flavours of it’s accompaniment. Make sure you plan ahead and make this the night before it is needed, or at least a few hours so that there is enough time for the chia seeds to expand. This jam works in perfect harmony with my vegan, gluten free hot cross buns which are in the ‘Snacks’ section of my blog. The jam will keep for up to a week in an air-tight jar. The recipe is enough to make one small size jar!


Strawberry Orange Chia Jam
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Recipe type: vegan, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, grain free
Serves: 6-8
  • 5-7 medium to large strawberries
  • The zest of one medium orange
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 drops orange oil (optional)
  1. Take the stalks off the strawberries and chop into quarters
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor
  3. Process for around 1 minute, depending on how smooth you like your jam
  4. Place in an air tight container and leave for 3 hours or over night (ideal) so that the chia seeds expand and give a jam-like texture


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