This Peach Chia Seed Jam will put those gorgeous peaches you can find at the farmer’s market to good use. With just a few added ingredients you will have a delicious jam you can enjoy all summer long!
Move over Berry Cherry Chia Seed Jam there’s a new favourite in town! If you remember well I did say there would be more chia seed jams in the making. Well I am a woman of my word. It’s amazing what wonderful things can happen when you eat in season!
Peach Chia Seed Jam
Eating in season forces you to branch out and explore new foods that you would just otherwise bypass. I absolutely love berries, I could eat them all year round but I will be the first to admit that the strawberries I can buy in September don’t come anywhere close in flavour to ‘in season’ strawberries.
My lovely neighbour gifted me with about 1 kilo of peaches last week and I knew I had to find a way to preserve them. There was no way we would be able to eat them all before they went bad.
I decided on a peach chia seed jam and with the addition of homemade pumpkin spice mix I was blown away. And so will you!
How long does chia seed jam last?
Your peach chia seed jam will last for at least one week in the fridge. What I often do is to make a large batch of just the pureed fruit and freeze it in batches. That way all you need to do is add the chia seeds to thicken it up later.
What’s the difference between peaches and nectarines?
At first glance it may be hard to tell peaches and nectarines apart. The main difference between peaches and nectarines is that peaches have a fuzzy skin while nectarines do not. The skin is edible either way and quite delicious.
Peaches for Interesting Facts
Far from being just a favorite fruit, peach trees, fruits and blossoms are regarded with high esteem in Chinese culture, both historically and today. The Chinese believe the different facets of the peach tree to be responsible for warding off evil spirits, protecting a person’s life and health, and bringing peace. Peach seeds have been used for many centuries as a part of Chinese medicine to treat various conditions, such as blood stasis, inflammation and allergies. (Source Dr Axe )
This peach chia seed jam is definitely a keeper! Please give it a try and let me know what you think in the comment section below.
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- Heat peaches in a small saucepan on low heat until softened.
- Place fruit in a blender and add the honey. Pulse mixture a few times.
- Return fruit mixture to the saucepan and add chia seeds.
- Stir in vanilla extract and spices.
- Pour into airtight glass container.
- Allow to cool while mixture thickens.