Now that I’m a SoFlo resident, Winter just isn’t the same. It’s not about fires and flannel and snow. But, it’s finally cooling down here! To the point where I’ve been wearing multiple layers and (joy of all joys) scarves to work.
I’ve also been getting into those winter flavors and warmer beverages. Last night I picked up my favorite tea…Constant Comment, and I made some Cranberry Chia Seed Jam.
Cranberries have so many great health benefits! You can read a great article on them HERE. The jam is also sugar and preservative free and filled with fiber.
Cranberry Chia Jam
- 2 cups whole cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup water
- 1 medium orange
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Stevia to taste
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
Place all ingredients except chia seeds into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once cranberries start to “pop” open, reduce heat and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly.
Transfer to a glass storage container. Mix in chia seeds. Allow to cool completely, and then refrigerate overnight.
The chia seeds will soak up the excess liquid making a delicious jam!
I eat it on my microwave flaxseed muffin 🙂 oftentimes on my way to work!