Few sandwiches are more classic and dependable than a PB&J. Whether you’re prepping a school lunch for your little one, whipping up a quick on-the-go meal or snacking before you head to the gym, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are an old standard everyone falls back on from time to time. You’ve probably already switched to all-natural nut and seed butters, but have you swapped out your jelly for a better-for-you version? With four simple ingredients, you can make your own fruity spread quickly, easily and without pectin. Slather this chia seed jam on sammies, toast and anywhere else you’d use jelly. Get jammin’!
Homemade Blueberry Chia Seed Jam
¼ cup chia seeds
3 cups fresh blueberries
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup agave nectar
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook berries and agave for about 5 minutes, until the berries burst.
- Add chia and cook for 15 minutes, stirring almost constantly, until mixture is very thick.
- Remove from heat. Mix in vanilla.
- Store refrigerated in airtight container for up to one week.