September 18, 2020

by Alyssa Rimmer

How to Make Chia Seed Jam: 4 Delicious Ways

Here's how to make chia seed jam in 4 delicious flavors! This healthy jam is easy to make and can use as few as two ingredients. Tastes just like real jam! Plus we're sharing our favorite flavor ideas: raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, and peach!

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We're back with another ultimate guide post and I couldn't be more excited about this one. It's all about one of my favorite things to make: chia jam!

What's great about these recipes is they're a) super customizable and b) easy to make. Chia jam can be made with as little as two ingredients and you can use almost any fruit to make it.

Today we're talking all about how to make chia seed jam and everything else you need to know. We've got a lot of info in this post, but also have four amazing chia seed jam recipes!!

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What is Chia Jam?

Okay, so let's kick things off talking about what chia jam is. Chia jam is a fruit jam that uses chia seeds as a thickening agent. It's essential a health(ier) version of traditional jam!

Why Making Jam with Chia Seeds Rocks

There are so many amazing reasons to love and make chia jam, but here are some of the reasons why I love it:

  • You only need a few ingredients – just fruit & chia seeds is all you need!
  • It's healthier – you get the health benefits of chia seeds in your jam (protein + healthy fats)
  • It doesn't require sweeteners – unlike other jams, you don't need added sugar to make these jams tasty!
  • You can use any type of fruit!

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How to Make Chia Seed Jam

I've mentioned this already, but chia jam couldn't be easier to make!

STEP ONE

Add your fruit into a saucepan. Turn it on medium and begin to mash the fruit down.

STEP TWO

Once the fruit is soft and mostly mashed down, add the chia seeds (and any other flavors you want). Stir it together and remove from the heat.

STEP THREE

Transfer the jam into a heatproof jar. Allow the jam to cool completely and then enjoy!

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Best Fruits for Chia Seed Jam

You can honestly use any type of fruit you want for chia seed jam. I'm showing you four of my favorites, but feel free to use whatever you'd like. Everything from berries, stone fruits, apples, pears, even mango! If you have a specific fruit question, let me know in the comments.

Here are the chia jam flavors we're making today:

  • Strawberry Chia Jam (with vanilla)
  • Blueberry Chia Jam (with lemon)
  • Raspberry Chia Jam (with honey)
  • Peach Chia Jam (with honey + cinnamon)

All four are absolutely delicious and super easy to make! And yes, have fun with other flavors too – if you end up trying some new ones, let us know in the comments.

 

 

Vanilla Strawberry Chia Jam


The first jam we have on our list is a classic. This strawberry chia jam uses three ingredients – strawberries, chia seeds, and vanilla. It's sweet, it's flavorful and it's a healthier version of classic strawberry!

How to make Strawberry Chia Jam

Our favorite recipe for strawberry chia jam which uses just 3 ingredients and no added sugar! This jam is easy to make, delicious, and healthier than traditional strawberry jam!
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 22kcal
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the strawberries into a saucepan. Turn to medium heat and begin to mash the berries with a fork. Once the berries are mostly mashed, stir in the chia seeds, and vanilla.
  • Allow the mixture to boil for 10 - 15 seconds, then remove from the heat.
  • Transfer into a glass jar and allow it to cool completely. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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Raspberry Chia Jam


Our favorite recipe for raspberry chia jam which uses just 3 simple ingredients – raspberry, chia, and honey! We love using this jam on top of toast, but also in baking! Swirl it into your favorite muffin or brownie recipe. It tastes incredible and couldn't be easier to make!

How to make Raspberry Chia Jam

Our favorite recipe for raspberry chia jam which uses just 3 simple ingredients – raspberry, chia and honey! This jam is also easy to make!
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 26kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the raspberries into a saucepan. Turn to medium heat and begin to mash the berries with a fork. Once the berries are mostly mashed, stir in the chia seeds and honey.
  • Allow the mixture to boil for 10 - 15 seconds, then remove from the heat.
  • Transfer into a glass jar and allow it to cool completely. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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Blueberry Chia Jam


If you love blueberry jam, you're going to LOVE this recipe! It uses just 3 simple ingredients – blueberry, chia, and lemon zest! The lemon adds just a touch of brightness and of course, the two are a perfect combination.

How to make Blueberry Chia Jam

If you love blueberry jam, you're going to LOVE this recipe! It uses just 3 simple ingredients – blueberry, chia, and lemon zest! The lemon adds just a touch of brightness and of course, the two are a perfect combination. 
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 28kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the blueberries into a saucepan. Turn to medium heat and begin to mash the berries with a fork. Once the berries are mostly mashed, stir in the chia seeds and lemon zest.
  • Allow the mixture to boil for 10 - 15 seconds, then remove from the heat.
  • Transfer into a glass jar and allow it to cool completely. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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Peach Chia Jam


Do you love peach chia jam? Our favorite recipe for peach chia jam which uses just 4 simple ingredients – peaches, chia seeds, cinnamon, and honey! This tastes absolutely incredible and pairs so well with oatmeal, muffins, and even chia seed pudding itself!

How to make Peach Chia Jam

Do you love peach chia jam? Our favorite recipe for peach chia jam which uses just 4 simple ingredients – peaches, chia seeds, cinnamon and honey!
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 25kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peach slices
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add the peaches into a saucepan. Turn to medium heat and begin to mash the fruit with a fork. Alternately, you can blitz the peaches in a blender first.
  • Once the peaches are mostly mashed, stir in the chia seeds, cinnamon and honey.
  • Allow the mixture to boil for 10 - 15 seconds, then remove from the heat.
  • Transfer into a glass jar and allow it to cool completely. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Hey! I just randomly found your Youtube video and I never even thought about making jam with Chia seeds. It’s an awesome idea. Thank you for that! I recently wath diagnosed with histamine intolerance, so I have to go without a lot of things. Jams being one of those.
    One other thing: You wrote in your blog that in other jams the sugar is added to make them tasty. Which is false. Normally the sugar (and it has to be a lot) is added to keep the jam from spoiling. That’s why you can keep jams and marmelade (unopened) for years.
    I’m gonna try and make some mango jam now. Thanks for the recipe!

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