Berry picking season is here and the kids and I are SO excited! The blackberry bushes are blooming and we can't ready to forage for some deliciously fresh Washington blackberries in the coming weeks. Yesterday we made a quick (and healthy) jam with some leftover Rainier Cherries we had. Super easy and the recipe can easily be adapted for other berries!
2 cups fresh berries (you can use any berry you wish (blueberries, cherries, blackberries, ect.)
2 tbsp raw honey
2 tbsp lemon juice (you can substitute other citrus juices too (orange, lime, ect.)
2 tbsp chia seeds
Put blueberries in a pot, then add honey and lemon juice
Heat over medium/low heat until blueberries are soft and bubbling (5 minutes)
Lightly smash blueberries and reduce heat slightly
Add in chia seeds and mix to combine
Bring heat back to medium/low and let bubble (but not burn) until jam thickens (another 5 or so minutes)
Turn heat off and let cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to jars
Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks
We also made these tasty and healthy Flourless Banana Blender Muffins, which are so perfect topped with the jam. See the recipe here! They are super easy to make and the kiddos can do most of the steps.
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