Healthy Chia Seed Jam with Berries

A quick and easy recipe for guilt-free, delicious chia seed jam using fresh and healthy ingredients, including two superfoods: fresh or frozen berries and chia seeds. As a better alternative to store-bought, sugar-laden jellies, this jam is anti-inflammatory, easily digestible, and naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup.

mason jar of the best healthy chia seed jam with strawberries and blueberries

My healthy chia seed jam is made with berries and chia seeds, which I consider supercharged superfoods! It has a short ingredient list including fresh or frozen berries, chia seeds, maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and some lemon juice, And it all comes together in less than 10 minutes. You can also enjoy a much healthier version of the classic peanut butter and jelly combination by choosing natural peanut butter, another supercharged superfood, and my jam.

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Why You’ll Love This Chia Seed Jam Recipe:

  • It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup without any processed sugar.
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
  • It only takes 10 minutes to make.
  • The same recipe works with any berry.

How Do You Make My Healthy Chia Seed Jam?

Step 1. Soften The Berries

Pour two cups of your favorite berries, fresh or frozen, into a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir the berries about every 30 seconds for up to five minutes until they are soft enough to smash with your spatula. Using a fork or potato masher, smash the berries until there are no longer any large clumps of berries.

Step2. Add Remaining Ingredients

Turn off the heat and add the remaining ingredients, including lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, and chia seeds. The mixture will seem pretty wet. But don’t worry; the chia seeds will quickly start incorporating the liquid and form a gel-like consistency. Gently stir the jam and then place the pan on a cool surface.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.

Step 3. Enjoy!

Scoop your jam into an air-tight container and keep it refrigerated. The jam will continue to thicken as it cools. It’s that easy!!

Smuckers Jam vs Chia Seed Jam Sugar Comparison

I’m sorry if you can’t unsee this comparison. But knowledge is power, right? One tablespoon of Smuckers Strawberry Jam has 12 grams of sugar. One tablespoon of my chia seed jam has 4 grams of sugar. And my jam has additional supercharged superfoods providing bonus nutrition. I love that I can indulge my sweet tooth and nourish my body in the same bite! 🙂

mason jar of the best healthy chia seed jam with strawberries and blueberries

Chia Seed Jam

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
A quick and easy recipe for guilt-free, delicious chia seed jam using fresh and healthy ingredients, including two superfoods: fresh or frozen berries and chia seeds. As a better alternative to store-bought, sugar-laden jellies, this jam is anti-inflammatory, easily digestible, and naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups frozen or fresh berries
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Add two cups of berries to a small saucepan on medium heat. Stir occasionally until the fruit is soft enough to mash with your spatula.
  • Turn off the heat and mash with a potato masher or fork to desired consistency.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir until blended. The mix will be runny but will thicken as it cools and the chia seeds begin absorbing the moisture.
  • Once cooled, spoon into an air-tight container and store in the fridge.

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    Valerie S

    Hi! Really loving your channel and recipes! How long will this last in the frige? Can’t wait to make it! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes!

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      Hi Valerie, thank you so much! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my channel 🙂 In my experience, it lasts about 10 days in the fridge and several months in the freezer.

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  1. Hi! Really loving your channel and recipes! How long will this last in the frige? Can’t wait to make it! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes!

    1. Hi Valerie, thank you so much! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my channel 🙂 In my experience, it lasts about 10 days in the fridge and several months in the freezer.

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