This blackcurrant jam is a delicious sweet spread that is full of intense natural flavors and wholesome ingredients. No cooking required, just a food processor and 5 minutes active time.
Blackcurrants have been one of my favorite fruits since I was a little kid munching these off my grandmother’s currant shrubs. They have such an interesting flavor that somewhat reminds me of blueberries but is a bit more on the tart side. On top of that, these little black berries are incredibly good for you, packing an insane amount of vitamin C as well as lots of iron (!!!) and potassium.
No worries though if you have trouble finding these in your area, blueberries or huckleberries will taste amazing too.
Despite the almost instant preparation of this healthy jam, it is incredibly flavorful combining the sweetness and tanginess with a delicate lemony flavor and a bit of caramel sweetness and vanilla. It reminds of these fancy French jams they sell at specialty stores for outrageous prices.
You can also forget about all the refined sugar and numerous additives found in most jams, this one is sweetened only with maple syrup (or raw agave to keep it raw) and thickened with chia seeds which make the whole thing even healthier. Perfect topping for wholegrain bread, your favorite yogurt or even pancakes or crepes.
- 1 and ½ cup (170g) blackcurrants (use blueberries or huckleberries if you can’t find black currants)
- 1 and ½ tablespoons (15g) chia seeds
- 2-4 tablespoons (40-80g) maple syrup or raw agave (depends on your sweet tooth and the ripeness of the currants)
- peel of 1 organic lemon (you can omit this but it adds a delicious lemony touch to the jam)
- ½ teaspoon all-natural vanilla extract (I used myhomemade one)
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or a high-powered blender and blend away until thoroughly mixed and the consistency resembles that of runny jam.
- Taste and adjust sweetness if desired.
- Let thicken for about 10 minutes or enjoy as is if you prefer the runnier consistency!
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