3-Ingredient Fig Chia Jam

3-Ingredient Fig Chia Jam

This healthy fig chia jam is a fresher version of traditional jam and tastes just like the inside of a fig newton. It’s quick and easy to make, with only 3 ingredients: fresh figs, chia seeds, and fresh lemons.

It’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and contains no sugar or additives. We love this as is but if you prefer a sweeter jam you can some pure maple syrup or raw honey to sweeten it.

3-Ingredient Fig Chia Jam

My in-laws have some amazing fig trees in their backyard and every summer when we visit they begin to ripen around the beginning of August, giving us with at least one full month to enjoy them!

My mother-in-law and I were discussing over lunch the other day what to do with all those figs and I immediately thought of making some fresh chia jam! The following morning I headed over to the trees with the kids (who have become experts in picking figs!) and gathered some fresh figs to make our jam.

Chia seeds might be tiny but they are a bonafide superfood, high in fiber, protein, antioxidants, and packed with heart-healthy omega 3’s. When soaked in liquid they can absorb approximately 10 times their size and weight, transforming before your very eyes into plump, tapioca-like pearls.

Their texture and consistency helps thicken many raw foods, such as raw puddings and smoothies, and in this case an easy-to-make, healthy jam!

3-Ingredient Fig Chia Jam

Chia seed jam is unlike traditional jam in that it doesn’t need to be heated nor rely on pectin to gel. In fact, it’s so easy that it’s foolproof! I’ve made many varieties of chia jam in the past, including Blueberry Chia Jam and have used it in so many recipes; from spreading it on toast or pancakes, using it as a filling in crepes, or mixed with yogurt.

This fig chia jam is delicious served in the same way, plus I’ve served it as an appetizer for party guests, spread on crostini and topped with crumbled goat cheese.

3-Ingredient Fig Chia Jam

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

3-Ingredient Fig Chia Jam

2015-08-07
: About 1/2 cup
: 3 min

This healthy fig chia jam is a fresher version of traditional jam and tastes just like the inside of a fig newton. It’s quick and easy to make, with only 3 ingredients: fresh figs, chia seeds, and fresh lemons. It’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and contains no sugar or additives. We love this as is …

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Ingredients
    6 fresh figs
  • 2 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Directions

In a small food processor, combine all of the ingredients and puree until smooth. Depending on the freshness of the figs you might have to add a tablespoon or so of liquid-I sometimes add coconut water or apple juice, or you can just add some water.

Let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour to allow the chia seeds to soak up all the liquid and soften. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

3-Ingredient Fig Chia Jam

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