SuperBeets Mixed Berry Jam

by: Maria Koutsogiannis

Have you been looking for the perfect snack to take on the go? Than @FoodByMaria has the perfect snack combination for you to try the next time you want to make a snack ahead of time for your busy schedule. Her SuperBeets mixed berry jam with granola squares is a great nutritious option for you the next time you get home from the gym or have an early morning meeting.

 

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PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOK TIME: 40 mins
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour
SERVES: 20

INGREDIENTS

  • GRANOLA SQUARES:
    • Chia egg:
    • 4 tbsp chia seeds
    • 12 tbsp water
    • 18 dates, soaked ( you an use half, then do around ½ a cup of maple sugar or similar)
    • 2½ cup of oats
    • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
    • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
    • 2 flax seeds
    • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • SUPERBEETS BEET CHIA JAM:
    • ½ cup blueberries
    • ½ cup raspberries
    • 2 tbsp coconut oil
    • 6 tbsp water
    • 2 tbsp chia seeds
    • 1 tsp SuperBeets

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment, and grease with coconut oil (I didn’t use the right size pan, so yours will come out much thicker, my bad, ha). Set aside.
  3. Soak your dates in warm water, and prepare your chia egg (combine both chia seeds and water to a bowl). Set aside for ten minutes.
  4. To a sauce pan, add all the Jam ingredients apart from the SuperBeets, and cook on low for around 20 minutes. Stir occasionally, to avoid burning, and clumps.
  5. Now add your dates to a food processor and blitz for around a minute till you reach a really rich and thick paste consistency.
  6. Add the remainder of the ingredients in the granola list, not the chia eggs though.
  7. Blend this mixture till you reach a really good and well combined consistency.
  8. Transfer the mixture from the food processor to a bowl, and stir in the chia eggs.
  9. Now add the mixture to the pan, and cook for around 40 minutes, or until golden brown, and slightly crispy at the top. The toothpick test works here.
  10. Once your jam has cooked for around 20 minutes, remove it from heat and let it cool, completely.
  11. Once cooled, stir in the Superbeets, and can it or put it in the fridge! It will last you up to 5 days, or so.
  12. Remove the bars from the oven after 40 minutes, cut into squares once cooled, and enjoy with delicious jam!
Author

Maria Koutsogiannis, Food Stylist, Recipe Creator, & Writer.

Maria Koutsogiannis is the food stylist, recipe creator, photographer and writer for FoodByMaria. Through food education and love, she has become an all-round fitness/food enthusiast, and completed a Certified Nutritionist course. She also has a a major in Accounting with a minor in Economics. Her dreams were bigger than any office could offer her, so she left it all behind and currently works two jobs while juggling FoodByMaria to help make her dreams come true. You will find many healthy, nutritious and easy recipes on FoodByMaria; so-good-you-think-there-is-sugar desserts, colourful breakfasts, simplistic snacks and nutrient-rich dinners.

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