This maple peach chia jam is perfect for moms to make and kids to eat. It’s simple to whip together, delicious and contains real, whole food ingredients – ideal to add into yogurts for a snack or toast for breakfast.
Once summer comes around I instinctively start getting excited for peaches! They’re just too tasty to pass up. Which is why they make a great jam base! Maple peach jam is sweet, simple and contains no processed sugars- so it’s ideal to spread on muffins, mix into yogurt and smear on toast.
Chia seeds are one of my favorite foods for kids because they contain so many health boosting nutrients. But did you know they also make a kick but jam? When chia seeds are combined in water they absorb it. This creates a gel like substance which makes a great base for jams or puddings.
Maple syrup is also an overlooked powerhouse – it adds nutrients like manganese, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium. (And it’s actually a better choice than honey or agave for these reasons.)
Since this homemade jam contains no added preservatives, its best consumed within the first two weeks. You can alter the sweetness as to your preference but the maple and peach combination works lovely mixed into yogurt with granola, spread onto your mornings muffins or my daughters favoirite- off of chia seed crackers!
Make a batch of this jam and serve it warm with some muffins for a mornign treat and your house guests (and your kids) will be asking for more!
Ingredients for Healthy Maple Peach Jam
- 8 peaches, peeled, pitted & chopped (about 3.5 cups)
- 1/8 cup water
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful:
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp kitchen knife <– this is the set I own
- Mason jar
Prep and measure the peaches.
Place the peaches in a deep pot and add in the water and maple syrup.
Heat over medium heat and cover for 2-3 minutes until mixtures begins to warm.
Using a potato masher, mash peaches.
Leave uncovered and bring mixture to a rolling boil.
Stir in chia seeds.
If you like a smoother jam, use an immersion blender to puree the peach mixture or scoop into a blender.
After blending, keep at a rolling boil for two minutes stirring frequently.
Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes stirding ocassionally.
Turn off the heat and let sit for another thirty minutes to let jam set befoe moving it into a container.
(Makes 1 1/4 cups)
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This easy chia seed Maple Peach jam is ideal to add into yogurts for a snack or toast for breakfast. It keeps things sweet without all the sugar!