Tart organic raspberry jelly is the perfect topper for greek yogurt or morning pancakes; who knew it was so easy to make?
I gave up eating peanut butter and jelly because I couldn’t find a clean jelly for under $4 a jar. I wanted organic fruit, no added sugar and it had to taste good. I was tired of being disappointed and even when I would find a jelly I liked, I knew I couldn’t afford to keep it as a staple item in the house.
So I started experimenting in the kitchen and browsing the internet for ideas. What I’ve found is that making homemade clean jelly is easy with chia seeds.
Defrosted organic berries mixed with chia seeds and perhaps some stevia and viola; a clean jelly that meets all my requirements! So easy and I can make it anytime I have a craving, no worries about spoiling or wasting money!
I add this jelly to pretty much everything! It is amazing on greek yogurt or just on a spoon with some peanut butter! I like to build chia jelly parfaits with another fruit, such as peaches or mango and add some Fage 2% greek yogurt. This is a dedicant dessert that is high in protein, delicious, and clean eats! It’s a great substitute for syrup on your pancakes and Dave and I often make huge batches of homemade chia jelly on Saturday mornings, cover our pancakes in it and save the rest for our yogurt later that day!
The raspberry chia jelly will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days… hello Sunday morning french toast!
Here is the recipe, its easy, clean and you can even have your kids help you mash the berries!
- 1 serving defrosted raspberries
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 packet of stevia (depending on personal preference on sweetness)
- In a microwave safe bowl, defrost raspberries (or leave them overnight in a bowl in the fridge - they should defrost enough for mashing by the morning).
- Mash berries in bowl with a fork and add chia, stirring immediately as the chia will start to jelly almost instantly.
- Stir in stevia (I add a packet if I'm using the jelly to sweeten my yogurt).