Homemade chia jam, fresh figs and pistachio on toast

This is a perfect summer-time breakfast. Don’t allow yourself to be put off by making your own ‘jam’. It is no fuss at all, it takes just a few minutes and can be kept for up to a fortnight.  Here’s how:

  • Heat the berries in a small pan (can be frozen or fresh) for 5 minutes until warmed and start to break down.
  • Add the chia seeds and maple syrup.
  • Simmer on a low heat for another 10/15 minutes until all is combined.
  • Pour into a sterilised jar and eat within 2 weeks.


Add this delicious jam to some toasted wholemeal/rye bread, add the fresh figs then sprinkle crushed pistachios on top! For extra indulgence I add a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Guest profile

This post was brought to you by:

Lucy Parker