I’m a big fan of shopping local, supporting farmers, and fair trade. So when I discovered Frontier Coop, a company that sells the highest quality of organic herbs and superfoods, while supporting farmers and staying true to principles of sustainability, I was a happy camper! Can you imagine my excitement when they invited me to create a few recipes for them?
This Raspberry Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Jam Recipe was probably the my favorite one to create. Very easy to make, it’s a superfood-packed, healthy, yummy alternative that will beat any store-bought jam. Spread it on toast, or use as a layer in your morning parfait with yogurt and granola. Using vanilla bean in its most wholesome form instead of vanilla extract makes a big difference and you can get it on Amazon, but if you don’t have access to it, vanilla extract will do the job.
Make sure you also check out my easy Chia Breakfast Bowl recipe, developed with love for Frontier Coop.
RASPBERRY VANILLA BEAN CHIA SEED JAM
When liquid is added to chia seeds, they swell up and create a gel — making them a perfect “superfood” substitute for pectin in chia seed jam. Used in this recipe with sweet raspberries and rich vanilla bean, chia also adds to the substantial texture desired in fruit jam.
3. Heat the raspberries in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring continuously.4. Remove from heat and stir in chia seed, honey and vanilla beans. Let cool.
5. Transfer to a glass jar or other airtight container and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours to set.