Chia seed jam is the perfect spread for biscuits, scones, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and so much more!
If you can dice fruit and watch it cook on a stove for a few minutes, you can make this recipe. The chia seeds thicken the jam so you can enjoy a no-sugar-added jam recipe.
Chia Seed Jam Ingredients
Unlike packaged jams that are full of added sugars or artificial sweeteners, this homemade chia seed jam is made with just 3 nutritious ingredients.
- Fresh fruit: Any berry you like best will work in this recipe.
- Chia seeds: Black chia seeds are the most common variety, but white chia seeds work just as well!
- Vanilla extract: Adding vanilla extract helps to bring out the natural sweetness of the berries.
How to Make Chia Seed Jam
You’re not going to believe how fast this homemade chia seed jam recipe is to make! For easy preparation, make sure to have all your ingredients pre-measured and waiting. Then, follow the easy steps below.
- Boil fruit. Heat a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat, and bring the fruit to a boil, making sure to stir often.
- Simmer. Once the fruit is boiling, reduce the heat to low, and let it simmer until the berries soften and begin to release their juices.
- Mash the fruit. Using a potato masher, crush the fruit into a thick purée. Be sure to leave some pieces for texture!
- Add chia seeds. Once the fruit has been mashed, stir in your chia seeds, reduce the heat to low, and let the jam cook for another 5 minutes stirring often.
- Add vanilla. Once your fruit has a jam-like texture, remove the pot from the heat, and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Cool. Let the jam cool completely before transferring it into a glass.
They say that the best way to learn how to make something is by seeing how it’s made, so take a look at this video where I show you how it’s done and share many tips within.
What to Serve With Strawberry Chia Seed Jelly
You can spread strawberry chia seed jam on toast, scoop a dollop over your morning oats, mix it in yogurt, or use it to top pancakes.
My personal favorite way to eat it on buttered toast made from my Easy Paleo Bread. However, you could also try it with:
- Perfect English Scones
- Low-Carb, Paleo Almond Flour Biscuits
- Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Honey Wheat Copycat Recipe
- Easy Protein Oats
- Dairy-free Yogurt
- Fluffy Pancake Recipe
- Gluten-Free Pancake Recipe
Quick Chia Seed Jam
- 2 cups chopped berries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring the fruit to a boil, stirring often, Reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the fruit begins to soften and release its juices.
- Using a potato masher mash the fruit to a thick purée, leaving a few pieces for texture. Stir in the chia seeds, reduce the heat to low, and continue cooking for 5 minutes more, stirring often.
- Once the fruit has a jam-like texture, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Let it cool down to room temperature before transferring it inside a lidded jar. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.