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Blueberry Chia Jam

Posted on 06/14/2018 at 02:46 PM by IWLS Dietitians

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups fresh blueberry
  • 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine blueberries and 3 tablespoons maple syrup in a medium non-stick saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat slightly and simmer about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until all berries have turned dark and shiny, like little marbles. Mash with a potato masher, leaving some berries whole for texture.
  2. Stir in chia seeds and reduce heat to low. Let simmer about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until thickened--it will continue to thicken in the fridge.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge; should keep at least a week or two.
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