Chef:The Dancing Foodie
This Sunbutter and Cherry Chia Jam is a unique take on your typical jam that combines roasted sunflower seeds, frozen cherries, hemp and chia seeds and vanilla bean. Enjoy!
For the Sunbutter
- 2 cups roasted sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 vanilla bean (all of the insides scraped out)
For the Chia Jam
- 1 tbsp chia seds
- 1 tbsp vanilla paste
- For the Sunbutter, place all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend (be patient as this may take up to 20 minutes!)
- Every few minutes stop the food processor to scrap down the sides. Blend until a drippy peanut butter-like texture is achieved.
- For the Chia Jam, place cherries and vanilla into a medium saucepan over medium heat, and continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the cherries melt and begin to simmer. Slightly mash the cherries every few minutes.
- After the cherries have melted and reduced a bit, turn off the heat and add in the chia seeds. Wait until the mixture has completely cooled before refrigerating.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Makes 1 cup.
Sunbutter: Store in a mason jar for up to 2 months or in the refrigerator for prolonged use.
Chia Jam: store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to a month.