Love all things chia jam? Try this easy and delicious winter version! This Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Chia Jam is both vegan and paleo friendly!
Guess what guys? Time for another cha-cha-cha-chia jam recipe! This time suitable for your fall and winter toast needs.
I’m still amazed that you can make jam from using just fruit and chia seeds. Usually making jam is an all day process of making and canning and preserving, but chia seeds cut all those processes out for you. It’s crazy how mighty these little seeds are. They soak up all the liquid of the fruit and create a jam/jelly-like texture. Thank you chia seeds for saving me time and energy.
I originally wanted to puree the apples for this recipe, but it didn’t seem like a good idea. So I held off making it until I figured out how to prepare the apples. I didn’t wanted to be basically like applesauce, but I didn’t wanted it to be just chopped apples either. I wanted a mix of both. After seeing this recipe on Oh She Glows, I decided to peel and finely chop the apples. Ugh perfect texture you guys.
I used granny smith apples for this recipe, only because no one likes them and they were crying to be eaten/used. You can use any type of apple to fit your preference. This jam is easy peasy and only requires a few ingredients:
Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Chia Seed Jam
Apples and cranberries are sautéed together with cinnamon, maple syrup and chai seeds to create the most perfect winter-inspired jam! You won’t believe how simple it is to make!
- 3 apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- 1 cup frozen cranberries, thawed
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
- Place chopped apples, cranberries and water in a medium sauce pan on medium low heat. Stir every few minutes until it starts to simmer. Let mixture simmer until apples are soft, stirring occasionally.
- After apples are softened (about 20 minutes), take of heat and mix in remaining ingredients.
- Place back on low heat for about 10 more minutes.
- Let cool.
Like This Recipe?? Pin For Later!
You May Also Like:
Question of the day:
What is your favorite type of jam?
Have you ever made homemade jam before?