Easy 3 Ingredient No Cook Strawberry Blender Jam

Strawberries scream summer, and this Easy 3 Ingredient No Cook Strawberry Blender Jam is sure to wow a crowd.

  Raw 3 Ingredient Blender Jam

This might be the fastest Strawberry Jam recipe that you come across because there is absolutely no cooking involved.  You don’t even need refined sugar or store-bought pectin for this recipe.  This Strawberry Jam is made with only 3 ingredients, just strawberries, honey (or organic cane juice-sugar), and chia seeds.

Raw 3 Ingredient Blender Jam

And making this recipe without the store bought pectin allows you to control the exact amount of sweetener you use.  I don’t like to add a lot of sweetener to start, but you feel free to add sweetener as desired.

Raw 3 Ingredient Blender Jam

I was inspired by this berry jam recipe which uses flax seeds.  I have been using both flax seeds and chia seeds for close to a year as an egg replacement (1 T of seed-flax needs to be ground-with 3 T of water), so I was already familiar with how well they can make a gel and make foods thicker.  I think that chia seeds gel better, but if you prefer to have the jam less seedy, use ground flax seed.  We didn’t think the chia seed jam was overly seedy, but chia seed is more expensive than flax seed, so you can decide what you would prefer to use.

Raw 3 Ingredient Blender Jam

The Verdict:

Over the years I have preferred jam on waffles rather than syrup, and I have been enjoying my friend Jolie’s homemade freezer strawberry jam for months.  So it was time to make our own jam for our sourdough waffles.

I am sure this would work with other berries, but I have not tried it yet.

If you have a high powered blender, you need to be careful not to let the strawberries blend too long or else you will end up with a strawberry purée like I made the first time as pictured below.  I do have to say the purée worked FABULOUSLY in the smoothies I made subsequent to that.  They tasted like strawberry shortcake.

Easy 3 Ingredient No Cook Strawberry Blender Jam

Yield: Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups of jam

Easy 3 Ingredient No Cook Strawberry Blender Jam

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, washed and hulled (approximately 1 lb.)
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T-1/4 cup or more of organic cane sugar (for vegan), or honey to taste (could try other sweeteners)

Instructions

  1. Blend or process all ingredients on lowest setting watching carefully as to not over blend. You can pulse for ultimate control.
  2. Place in clean jars.
  3. You can freeze in mason jars leaving one inch at the top, or refrigerate for approximately a week.
http://practical-stewardship.com/2013/06/14/easy-3-ingredient-no-cook-strawberry-blender-jam/

Have you ever made a Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie?

strawberry berry shortcake smoothie

Or a Strawberry Spinach Chia Seed Salad?

Strawberry Spinach Chia Seed Salad

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Sonja, I came across your blog on Raw Foods Thursdays, and your strawberry jam looks amazing! I’m going to have to get some strawberries at the farmer’s market this weekend just so I can make it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    I JUST learned how to make quick and easy jam with fruit and chia seeds. It’s so delicious!! I haven’t tried strawberry yet, but I’m imagining everything I’d like to slather it on! Thanks for sharing this at Raw Foods Thursdays.

  3. says

    Stopped by from The Party Bunch link party. What a great idea! I am going to have to give this a try. I’ve only recently discovered chia seed (and flax seed as well). I am pinning this to use!

  4. Alice Moriarty says

    I am so happy I discovered your website! I, too, “invented” no cook strawberry jam about a year ago. The only difference is that I use Xylitol or Erythritol in place of sugar. I’m a diabetic. I use a “Magic Bullet” to, first grind the chia seeds and then to break up the berries. I also use the frozen mixed berries. Happily, we have a “Trader Joe” store recently opened in Asheville where I found Organic, frozen, mixed berries. I only make about 1 cupful of the jam at one time and that supplies me for about a week or two. Some times I use the whole chia seed instead of grinding them. Either is good. Just whatever texture appeals to you. I love the seeds of all kinds. Actuallly, I make jam from any fruit in the grocer’s frozen fruit case. You can also add frozen mango to any other fruit. Mango is so sweet you can then cut the sugar/xylitol etc. in half.

    • says

      Hi Alice. Thanks for sharing all of your different combinations. They all sound great! Great ideas, and thank you for visiting!

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