This 10-minute Chia Seed Jam can be made with literally any fruit! It has no added sugar, is freezer friendly, and it tastes so fresh and delicious!

Serve Chia Seed Jam with homemade bread, buttermilk biscuits, cornbread, a charcuterie board, or with any breakfast foods like whole wheat pancakes.

A strawberry Chia Seed Jam recipe in a jar with a spoon for serving, that can be made with any type of fruit!

Why I love this recipe:

  • No Added Sugar: Unlike my freezer jam recipes, this chia seed jam doesn’t require any added sugar or pectin because the chia seeds act as the thickening agent.
  • Healthy: You get all of the benefits from fresh fruit, along with extra protein, fiber and healthy omega-3’s from the chia seeds.
  • Easy: You can whip together this jam in 10 minutes! I like to double or triple my recipe and freeze the leftovers.

How to make Chia Jam:

Cook Fruit: Add fruit to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Mash with a meat masher or fork to break down the fruit then cook for about 5 minutes, until all the fruit is broken down and slightly thickened. Use an immersion blender if you want it really smooth.

Two images showing diced strawberries in a pot, then after it's heated and blended to show how to make chia seed jam.

Add Chia Seeds: Stir in chia seeds then remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Taste then add sweetener if needed, depending on the type of fruit used.

Two images showing a fresh strawberry puree with chia seeds and lemon juice added to show how to make a natural sugar free jam recipe.

Pour chia jam into containers then store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months. Serve on Homemade Bread, Buttermilk Biscuits, English Muffins, or Homemade Rolls.

Fresh raspberry chia jam recipe spread on a slice of homemade bread.

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To Make Ahead: This sugar free jam recipe can be made in just 10 minutes! Keep in the fridge for up to a week.

To Freeze: Freeze prepared chia smash in a freezer-safe container or jar for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, or quick thaw placing the jar in hot water for a few minutes.

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A strawberry Chia Seed Jam recipe in a jar with a spoon for serving, that can be made with any type of fruit!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 10 minutes
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 16 oz fresh or frozen berries or chopped fruit , * (about 4 cups)
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-3 Tablespoons honey , maple syrup or agave (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Mash fruit: Add fruit to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Mash with a meat masher or fork to break down the fruit and cook for about 5 minutes, until all the fruit is broken down and slightly thickened. Use an immersion blender if you want it really smooth.
  • Stir in chia seeds. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Taste and add sweetener if needed, depending on the type of fruit used*.
  • Pour chia seed jam into containers* and store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

Yield: Makes 2 cups, Serving Size is 1 Tablespoon
Fruit: Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or chopped strawberries (or a combination) work great. If using peaches or pineapple, you may need to add a sprinkle of extra chia seeds to thicken the jam, since peaches are so juicy.
Lemon Juice: Adds tanginess, helps preserve flavors and vibrancy of the fruit (especially fruits that brown, like peaches).
Containers: I recommend using 4oz or 8oz jars because chia jam only keeps for 1 week in the fridge, and store leftovers in the freezer. (The added sugar in traditional jams makes those last longer than this jam will).
Freezing Instructions: Freeze prepared chia jam in a freezer-safe container or jar for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, or quick thaw placing the jar in hot water for a few minutes.
Canning: Chia Seeds Jam is not safe for canning.

Nutrition

Calories: 8kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 0.3mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Seriously so good! My whole family loved this one- even my picky kids. We enjoyed it on both homemade bread then on crepes with fresh berries and cream. Will definitely be using this recipe again!