Peach Chia Jam (No Added Sugar)

By electricdiet / January 11, 2021


Have you ever tried making jam in your Instant Pot? This tasty peach chia jam is thickened with nutrient-rich chia seeds and has no added sugar!

Peach Chia Jam in a glass jar on a wooden cutting board next to dry chia seeds and peach slices

I recently came across two ideas that I found very intriguing. The first was to make jam in your Instant Pot, and the second was to use chia seeds to thicken your jam.

So I decided to combine them into this tasty peach chia jam! It’s a delicious way to use up extra peaches, and you can make the whole recipe right in your electric pressure cooker.

I love how you get a nutrient boost from the chia seeds! They’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, calcium, and iron, and they may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation.

If some guilt-free, no-sugar-added peach jam sounds like a treat, just wait until you try a bite!

How to make peach chia jam

To make this tasty, sugar-free peach jam, all you need is an electric pressure cooker and an immersion blender.

Step 1: In a 6-quart electric pressure cooker, stir together the peaches, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and almond extract.

Step 2: Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker. Ensure the valve is set to “sealing,” then select HIGH manual pressure and set the timer for 2 minutes.

Step 3: Once the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure. When the pressure gauge drops, remove the lid and set it aside.

Step 4: Use an immersion blender to purée the peach mixture right in the pot.

Step 5: Stir in the chia seeds, then hit Sauté. Select the “low” setting if your pressure cooker gives you the option.

Step 6: Stir constantly for about 5 minutes or until the jam has reached the consistency you like.

Step 7: Hit Cancel to turn off the heat, then allow the jam to cool to room temperature before transferring to a jar.

Once you try this peach jam made with chia seeds, you may never want the store-bought stuff again!

Ways to enjoy your jam

This tasty peach jam is great as part of a diabetic-friendly breakfast, dessert, or snack. There are so many ways to enjoy it!

Have some leftover whole wheat flax rolls? Cut one in half, slather it with jam, and enjoy with a cup of coffee for breakfast.

Or, for a high-protein breakfast, whip up a batch of the cottage cheese pancakes from DiabetesStrong.com. Then add a tablespoon or two of peach jam on top!

You could also add a dollop of jam to plain Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. For a similar creamy treat, swirl it into your favorite smoothie.

There’s no wrong way to enjoy this healthy peach jam!

Storage

Once the jam has cooled after cooking, transfer it to a jar with a screw top lid. You can store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

For longer storage, the jam will also keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. Make sure to thaw the jam in the refrigerator before using.

Spoonful of Peach Chia Jam above glass of jam

Other healthy and fruity recipes

Looking for more sweet and fruity options you can enjoy as a guilt-free breakfast, snack, or dessert? Here are a few of my favorite recipes I know you’ll love:

When you’ve tried this jam, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

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Peach Chia Jam in a glass jar on a wooden cutting board next to dry chia seeds and peach slices

Peach Chia Jam (No Added Sugar)

Have you ever tried making jam in your Instant Pot? This tasty peach chia jam is thickened with nutrient-rich chia seeds and has no added sugar!

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

Pressure Up/Down Time:25 minutes

Total Time:45 minutes

Author:Shelby Kinnaird

Servings:24

Instructions

  • In a 6-quart electric pressure cooker, stir together the peaches, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and almond extract.

  • Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker. Ensure the valve is set to “sealing,” then select HIGH manual pressure and set the timer for 2 minutes.

  • Once the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure. When the pressure gauge drops, remove the lid and set it aside.

  • Use an immersion blender to purée the peach mixture right in the pot.

  • Stir in the chia seeds, then hit Sauté. Select the “low” setting if your pressure cooker gives you the option.

  • Stir constantly for about 5 minutes or until the jam has reached the consistency you like.

  • Hit Cancel to turn off the heat, then allow the jam to cool to room temperature before transferring to a jar.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 24 servings of jam. Each serving is 2 tablespoons.
If you don’t have any almond extract, just use vanilla extract (2 teaspoons total).
Store the jam in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before using.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Peach Chia Jam (No Added Sugar)

Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)

Calories 20
Calories from Fat 7

% Daily Value*

Fat 0.8g1%

Saturated Fat 0.1g1%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g

Cholesterol 0mg0%

Sodium 0.5mg0%

Potassium 9.8mg0%

Carbohydrates 3.2g1%

Fiber 1.1g5%

Sugar 1.9g2%

Protein 0.7g1%

Vitamin A 150IU3%

Vitamin C 4.1mg5%

Calcium 150mg15%

Iron 0.2mg1%

Net carbs 2.1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Breakfast, Condiments

Cuisine: American

Diet: Diabetic

Keyword: peach chia jam, peach jam, sugar-free peach jam



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