These decadent figs were starting to get a little soft so I knew I needed to use them up ASAP. To preserve these little beauties, I set about to make some jam. This recipe is based on my Raspberry Vanilla Chia Jam, and I simply switched out the raspberries for figs.
So, if you come across some figs I recommend you make this little pot of yum and make those figs last a little longer.
NUTRITION TIP –
I often encourage my clients to use a home made jam as a natural sweetener for foods like natural yoghurt. It is a much better option than eating the store bought sweetened yoghurts that are loaded with sugar. I suggest that they buy organic natural yoghurt and add a spoonful of a jam like this fig and chia jam to sweeten it to suit their tastes.
This is also a great way to wean kids off the sweet yoghurts that they are used to. By slowly reducing how much jam you add to their yoghurt they can start to enjoy the tart taste of natural yoghurt. It is very important for children to develop all taste senses.
- • 6 figs
- • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- • 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional, depending on how sweet you like your jam
- Cut the figs in half and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Try not to scoop out the white pith.
- Mash the figs with a fork until the texture is consistent.
- Stir through the chia seeds and maple syrup.
- Place the mixture in a airtight jar and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set