Have you ever made your own jam?! I used to think it was super complicated and time consuming… and where do you store that giant stock pot and all those jars?! It just seemed like too much work. And knowing how much added sugar goes into them most of the time?! Ahhhh.
But then, I discovered chia jam. AND I MADE MY OWN!
OMG this stuff is amazing. You only need two ingredients and like 5 minutes of active cooking time! If you can heat a pan and stir, you can make this Easy Chia Jam.
After you make it once, you’ll need it in your fridge all the time. I used raspberries in this Easy Chia Jam recipe, but you can use any berry or mixture of berry! You can also use fresh OR frozen – whatever you have on hand.
The other amazing thing about chia jam is NO ADDED SUGAR REQUIRED. The berries are perfectly sweet on their own, and the chia seeds actually thicken the jam as it cools. And did you know that chia seeds are an amazing source of fiber?!
Of course if you prefer your jam a little sweeter, you can always add a touch of maple syrup, honey, or monk fruit sweetener.
One thing to know is that chia jam isn’t shelf stable or meant to be stored for a long period of time like traditional canned goods! You need to refrigerate this once it’s set and eat it within a week. You can also freeze it though!
How I eat Easy Chia Jam:
- On toast
- In oatmeal
- On pancakes
- On yogurt
- On ice cream (OMG)
Ready To Make Your Chia Jam?!
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries (or a combo!)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
Honey, maple syrup, or monk fruit sweetener to taste (optional)
- Place berries in a small pan over medium heat. Let them cook down for a few minutes, gently mashing them with a spoon or potato masher once they start to heat up.
- Add the chia seed and lemon juice to the berries and continue to gently mash until the consistency is smooth and everything is mixed.
- This is when you give the jam a taste (careful, it’s hot!) and decide if you need to add any sweetener.
- Give your jam one more stir, and remove the pan from the heat. As it sits and begins to cool, your jam will begin to thicken. Once cooled, pour into a glass jar.
Store chia jam in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. You can also freeze it for a few months!
This recipe makes about 1 cup of jam.
Serving Size – 2 Tablespoons
Note – Nutrition info is an estimate and may vary 🙂
What are you trying this Easy Chia Jam with first?!
I love how much flavor and color this adds to my breakfast! Need a good pancake recipe to try it with? I’ve been looooving these Protein Pancakes.
You can find more healthy breakfast ideas in my 90 Day Journey Meal Plans!
As always, I wanna see what you make! Tag me on Instagram or let me know in the comments when you make your Easy Chia Jam!