The days are getting shorter and in the supermarket or at the market you find the first plums. Therefore it is time for making this Plum Chia Jam with a little tipsiness. Plums contain provitamin-A, B-vitamins and vitamin C, K and E. Known is certainly the effect of prunes on the digestive system.
If you are not able to get fresh plums for your jam you could also use prunes, so dried plums. The taste is more intense then with fresh once and yes, the have more effect on your digestive system, promise. I use my Chia jam just like a regular store bought one. The consistency is slightly less firm than in conventional jams. But they taste also amazing with Chia pudding, oatmeal, on pancakes or simply by itself. Your creativity knows no bounds. Should you make the recipe for kids you can of course leave out the alcohol and maybe add a tiny bit of vanilla. To me the rum just gives the jam a more special and rounded taste.
Plum Chia Jam with a little TipsinessPrint This
2 cups Fresh Plums or dried, soaked plums
3 tbsp. Chia Seeds
1-2 tsp. Sweetener of your choice – I use Xylit or Stevia
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Rum – optional
1/2 Lemon – Juice of 1/2 lemon
Add the chia seeds to your mixer and turn it on high volume for like two minutes. You will get a flour consistency. This is just an option. You could also leave the chia seeds whole to me it just looks nicer, more like regular jam. Especially if you do have kids (then no rum) less chance they will notice the difference.
Get the pit out of the plums, the easiest is to make a cut at one side and then open the fruit like a butterfly kind of shape.
Add plums, lemon juice, cinnamon, sweetener and the optional rum (or vanilla extract) to your mixer, let it run on high volume for around 2 minutes until you have a jam like consistency. If it is too thin you can always add chia seeds and let it run again for a bit.
Put the jam in a lid container in the fridge. The jam should be used within a week.