Chia Seed Jam is a healthy, naturally sweetened homemade jam that you are going to love! Easy to make and so delicious!
Easy Chia Seed Jam
Chia jam is one of those recipes I love making on Sundays when meal-prepping for the week. I love adding to my kids’ sandwiches for school (they don’t even notice the chia seeds). It’s a simple recipe that I make over and over!
Why This Recipe Works
- Versatile: it works with a variety of berries!
- Chia Seeds: instead of using sugar or pectin we use chia seeds, which naturally absorb liquid, as the thickener here.
- Creative: once you have made it a time or two, this is a great recipe to try different flavor combinations with!
What You Will Need
- fruit: feel free to use blackberries, raspberries or strawberries!
- chia seeds: these are the thickener for this delicious, homemade jam.
- lemon juice + fresh lemon zest: adds in that acidity.
- real maple syrup: this can be omitted if you want, but it helps round out the sweetness.
- nutmeg: honestly just a pinch of this makes a huge difference!
Is it Safe to Can Chia Seed Jam
Chia jam isn’t meant for canning and should be kept in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks in a sealed container (like a mason jar).
Is Chia Jam Good For You
Yes! Chia jam is packed with an additional nutritional punch from the chia seeds which are high in omeg-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber!
How to Make Chia Seed Jam
Step One: gather your ingredients.
Step Two: add them to a medium saucepan.
Step Three: mash up your berries then let them further break down over medium heat.
Step Four: once they are all broken down, let everything simmer a few more minutes.
Step Five: remove from heat and let cool. Serve right away or store in a mason jar in the refrigerator.
Made this recipe and loved it?! We would love it if you would take a minute and leave a star rating and review – it is also helpful if you made any substitutions or changes to the recipe to share that as well. THANK YOU!
Don’t forget to check out my Instagram account for some behind-the-scenes action! Or give me a follow on Facebook or see what I am pinning on Pinterest!
Other Recipes You Might Like
Homemade Roasted Marinara Sauce
How to Freeze Zucchini
Easy Chia Seed Jam
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: Approx. 2 cups
- Category: Jam
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
Easy Chia Seed Jam – an absolutely delicious and easy recipe for chia jam. Packed with nutrition and perfect for your next pb&j!
- 2 cups fruit (blackberries, raspberries or strawberries)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest, minced
- 1–2 tablespoon real maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Combine ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
- Mash down berries with a fork or potato masher.
- Bring to medium heat, turning down as-needed, while allowing the berries to heat up and start to break down.
- Once berries are broken down and mushy (takes about 5-7 minutes) and everything is combined, let simmer gently for 5 more minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool. The jam will continue to thicken during this time.
- Once it is cool, transfer to a mason jar (or other sealable container) and store in the refrigerator.
- Strawberries: if using strawberries I would recommend chopping them first so they break down faster.
- Maple Syrup: feel free to use more or less, depending upon how sweet you want your jam. You can substitute honey for this if you want.
- Storage: chia seed jam stores in your fridge in a sealed mason jar for up to a week or two.
Keywords: chia seed jam
Can you use frozen fruit
Hi! I haven’t personally tried or tested frozen fruit, but I would think it would work. Of course it might take longer as the fruit thaws and then the only negative is it might be a tad more watery. Please let me know if you try it!