Breakfast

Chia Seed Jam

Never buy store bought jam again when it's this easy to make this Chia Seed Jam at home with only four simple ingredients and only five minutes of time!

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two pieces of sourdough toast that are topped with peanut butter and chia seed jam.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This Chia Seed Jam comes together in just about 5 minutes.
  • You only need four simple and wholesome ingredients.
  • This recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and grain free.
  • Absolutely no preservatives.
  • Stays fresh for weeks.
  • Tastes amazing on toast, in sandwiches, smoothies or oatmeal bowls.
  • Can use any type of fresh or frozen fruit so feel free to make your favorite flavors.
  • This jam tastes amazing inside my peanut butter jelly cookies or healthy thumbprint cookies!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Chia Seed Jam. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

You can use fresh or frozen mixed berries or just your favorite fruit in general. I like to use frozen as it’s more cost efficient and adds a better flavor and texture.

Chia seeds help bind the ingredients together giving this recipe that jelly like texture without gelatin.

Lemon juice adds a touch of tang and also helps balance out all the flavors.

You can leave the chia jam as is with those three ingredients, or you can add in a splash of sweetener like maple syrup, honey or agave.

frozen berries, lemon, chia seeds and maple syrup in individual bowls.

How To Make

ONE: Add in the fresh or frozen mixed berries to a medium saucepan over medium to low heat. Allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally.

frozen berries added to a saucepan.

TWO: Once the berries are soft, you a fork or potato masher and crush the berries until there are little to no chunks left. Feel free to add the mixture to a blender to really break down the ingredients.

THREE: Then, remove from heat and mix in the chia seeds, lemon juice and maple syrup. Let sit on the stove for 5 minutes to thicken before using and enjoy!

the chia seed jam in a medium saucepan with a spoon.

Tips And Tricks

Use frozen berries for a more cost efficient jam.

Add the heated berries to a blender for a few seconds to really break up any clumps, otherwise using a fork or potato masher works just the same.

Feel free to add in a touch of sweetener if preferred, I like adding in maple syrup.

Use any type of fresh or frozen fruit to create your own flavor such as, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, peach, etc!

How To Serve And Store

Serve this chia seed jam inside cookies, on top of toast, inside oatmeal bowls or in smoothies. Use it as the jelly inside of a peanut butter jelly sandwich! It would even taste amazing layered inside these overnight oats instead of the cranberry sauce or used on top of pancakes!

Store in an airtight container and enjoy within 7-12 days. You can also use weck jarsmason jarsthese glass jars with plastic lids, or these glass jars with a bamboo lids.

a jar with a lid that is filled with the chia seed jam.

Taste And Texture

This chia seed jam is perfectly sweet and full of sweet and tangy flavors.

The texture is smooth, jelly like and has a nice slightly crunchy texture do to the seeds from the berries and chia seeds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of fruit?

Use any type of fresh or frozen fruit to create your own flavor such as, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, peach, etc!

Can I use fresh fruit instead of frozen?

Yes, totally!

Is this recipe vegan?

YES!!!

Other Recipes You May Like

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Chia Seed Jam

Never buy store bought jam when it’s SO easy to make your own at home! Not to mention- you know exactly what is in it and there are no preservatives!
Pin Recipe
PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
10 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of frozen or fresh mixed berries
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Optional- 1 Tbsp of sweetener of choice such as maple syrup, honey or agave.

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

14 servings

Directions

  1. Add fresh or frozen berries to saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  2. Allow berries to simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Take a fork or potato masher and start to smash the berries. Do this until there are little to no clumps. Alternatively you can add the berries to a blender for a few seconds.
  4. Remove from heat and then add in the chia seeds, lemon juice and sweetener of choice and mix util well combined. Allow mixture to set for 10 minutes to thicken.
  5. Remove from saucepan and add to an air-tight container.
  6. Store in fridge for up to 14 days.

Notes

  • Use frozen berries for a more cost efficient jam.
  • Add the heated berries to a blender for a few seconds to really break up any clumps, otherwise using a fork or potato masher works just the same.
  • Feel free to add in a touch of sweetener if preferred, I like adding in maple syrup.
  • Use any type of fresh or frozen fruit to create your own flavor such as, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, peach, etc!

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wowwww this looks amazing and such an easy recipe for a beginner! ?