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Citrus Marmalade - The Chia Experiment

Citrus Chia Seed Marmalade. A quick marmalade for a refined sugar free breakfast spread option.
Course Marmalade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 540 ml
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy


  • 1 star anaise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon - sliced finely
  • 1 orange - sliced very finely
  • 4 mandarins - sliced very finely
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons and 1/2 chia seeds.


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a wide based pan on the stove top, except the chia seeds.
  2. Bring to a gently simmer over a low heat for 15-20 minutes until the peel of the fruit has softened.
  3. At this point if there are any larger sized pieces of peel in the mix they can be removed
  4. Add the chia seeds and stir for a couple of minutes
  5. Pot into steralised jars
  6. Store all jars in the fridge and use in less than 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Leave out the skin from the ends of the fruit that contain only pith and any large thick pieces. The more fruit included in this recipe the better (as opposed to the peel)