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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

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This jam goes the extra mile thanks to the addition of chia seeds. Loaded with healthy Omega-3 fats, these little seeds are nutritional powerhouses.

Makes: 1.5 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 680 g / 3 cups strawberries, halved
  • 60 ml / 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 55 g / 1/4 cup Crystal margarine
  • 50 g / 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 30 g / 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2.5 ml / 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Combine strawberries, maple syrup, margarine, and sugar in a medium saucepan set over medium heat.
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  3. Stirring frequently, allow to gently bubble for 5 minutes, until strawberries soften. Mash with a potato masher, leaving some strawberries whole for texture.
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  5. Stir in chia seeds and turn the heat down to the lowest setting. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently as the mixture thickens.
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  7. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Give the jam a good stir before transferring to an airtight container. Place in the fridge, where the jam will continue to thicken as it cools.

Chef Notes

  • Pay close attention during cooking that the mixture doesn’t burn. If the jam starts to get stuck to the pot, add 1/4 cup of water to loosen and prevent burning.


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