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Homemade Raspberry Pineapple Chia Seed Jam

A few weeks ago I decided to skip the grocery store for the week and use up what we already had in the pantry, fridge and freezer. It was a great way to save some money and clear out space. Dinners were easy, but packing my son’s lunch proved harder than I imagined. I usually send him with lots of fresh fruits and veggies, but those ran out in the first day or two. And I didn’t even have any peanut butter or jelly. I do, however, always have lots of bags of frozen fruit in the freezer. Just a few ingredients later, I had myself some Homemade Raspberry Pineapple Chia Seed Jam!

The Advantage of Frozen Fruits

Organic frozen fruit is pretty easy to find and usually at very reasonable prices. They’re also picked at the peak of ripeness and quickly frozen, preserving all of their wonderful nutrients. You don’t have to worry about them getting over-ripe and “going bad” before you have a chance to eat them. Frozen fruits (and veggies!) will be there for you when you’re ready every time.

Frozen Fruit is Versatile

Frozen fruits are great for:

  • smoothies – Coconut Water Smoothie w/ Berries & Spinach, Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
  • oatmeal – Add frozen berries of choice to my Sweet, Creamy, Customizable, Healthy Oatmeal
  • muffins – Blueberry Lemon Cornmeal Muffins, Cranberry Almond Muffins
  • pancakes – Mix in a few frozen berries to my Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Pancakes
  • homemade jam – like thisRaspberry Pineapple Chia Seed Jam!

If you stock up when they’re on sale, you could be making a different flavor of homemade jam every week!

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Raspberries and Pineapple

Raspberries and pineapple might seem like an odd combo, and now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen pineapple in a jam before. But I love the tart/sweet combo. The sweetness of the pineapple allows for the use of less added sugar. You can even eliminate the sugar all together…or you can add a touch more if you like it on the sweeter side.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are considered a superfood for good reason. They contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, fiber, and healthy omega-3 fats. They are naturally gluten free and can be ingested whole, unlike flax which needs to be ground in order to benefit from the nutrients. They have the potential to regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol.

In this chia seed jam recipe, the chia seeds create the gel that holds it all together. Because of their gelling ability, chia seeds make a great egg replacer in baking as well!

How To Use Chia Seed Jam

You can use this Raspberry Pineapple Chia Seed Jam like any homemade or store bought jam. It’s perfect on toast, as part of a PB&J, a wonderful spread for pancakes or waffles, or a spread on crackers. Add it to smoothies, stir it into oatmeal, or top off some homemade n’ice cream. Or you might just want to eat it with a spoon! How would you use your chia seed jam?

Homemade Raspberry Pineapple Chia Seed Jam

I hope you guys love this Raspberry Pineapple Chia Seed Jam as much as we do. If you try it please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy!

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Homemade Raspberry Pineapple Chia Seed Jam

Tart, yet sweet, and full of nutrients, this Homemade Raspberry Pineapple Chia Seed Jam is perfect on just about anything! From oatmeal and pancakes to smoothies and ice cream – what will you put it on?

Pineapple Chia Jam

For Day 2, this is a simple fruit based jam recipe with chia seeds . I saw the recipe on Gimme Some Oven and ended up making a small batch with some leftover canned pineapple . This jam can be made with any kind of fruit – fresh or froze n . All that you need to do is to cook the fruit until it’s mushy and done, then add the chia seeds a nd honey . W ait for the jam to cool down and thicken a bit and transfer it into a jar and refrigerate for a 3-5 days . Mine got over by dinner time , so no storing issues for me 🙂 . It’s a no fuss recipe with minimal ingredients and a healthy one .

For the sweetener , I used some jalapeño flavored honey that I bought from a store during the holiday season . The jalapeño flavor added a little kick to the jam . I am definitely planning to make this jam again with some other fruits.