The addition of the chia seeds is a nutritional bonus because the seeds add nutrients, fiber and protein to the berry jam. But the chia seeds are a key component of the jam in another way because they act as the thickening agent, eliminating the need for extra sugar.
I'm watching the snow continue to fall as we gear up for another fun day of skiing, sledding and tromping around the neighborhood. But first, we are savoring our morning waffles. Though it's technically not a holiday, it sure does feel like a mini vacation around here.
Home sweet home. There is something about the first pancakes on the deck on a sunny summer morning that makes a new place feel like home. My boys devour these nutrient-loaded banana-oatmeal-chia hotcakes, typically with peanut butter and a splash of syrup, while I like to top mine with almond butter and berries.