Chia Seed Jam

Chia seed jam is the easiest recipe ever — whip up this tasty, two-ingredient topping up in just two minutes! 

Strawberry Chia Jam

This just may be the easiest recipe ever.

Two ingredients (chia seeds and fruit) + two minutes = unbelievable tastiness.

I learned this awesome kitchen hack from my mother-in-law. She knows what a seed nut I am and was shocked when she found out I didn’t know about the fabulous concoction that is chia seed jam.

In the same way that chia seeds expand in water and transform into the ideal, gooey, egg replacement, they also form a jelly-like consistency when combined with pureed fruit. What results is a delicious, naturally sweetened “jam” that gives Smuckers a run for their money.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Chia jam is a great way to add an extra dose of omega-3 fatty acid (goodbye, inflammation) and fiber (hello, healthy digestive system) to your meals.

For those with a sweet tooth, you can increase the ingredient list and add a drop of honey or maple syrup, but I find the natural sugar in the fruit to be sufficient.

This easy combo makes for an incredibly healthy topping that goes great on everything from toast to waffles to oatmeal.

I used this strawberry version of chia seed jam recently on my favorite gluten-free, vegan Banana Oat Waffles and it was scrumptious.

Any fruit will do. Some of my favorite combos are strawberries, raspberries, peaches, and blackberries.

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2-Step Chia Seed Jam
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Easy chia jam - using just two ingredients!
Recipe type: Breakfast, side, jam
  • ½ cup fruit, pureed
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  1. Puree fruit in a blender or using a hand mixer.
  2. Mix ingredients together and let sit for at least two minutes.
  3. Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.
For extra sweetness, add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey.
Chia jam should last in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

You can use fresh or frozen fruit for this recipe. In fact, frozen fruit is actually easier to mash once you defrost it and since fruit is frozen at its peak ripeness, you don’t have to worry about losing any nutrients.

Either way, just make sure the fruit is at room temperature when you get to mixing, and thoroughly mashed or pureed. Chia seeds absorb moisture better when the liquid isn’t too cold.

chia seed jam

I store my chia seed jam in a mason jar in the refrigerator. It usually lasts about one to two weeks.

Chia jam makes a nice gift too for health-conscious friends and family!

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  1. Amanda Howard says:

    This looks amazing. I’m so giving this a try!

  2. I’m all for trying out a healthy jam!

  3. Chia Jam for the win. Thanks Whitney!

  4. Love this simple recipe and the PERFECT topping for a breakfast muffin in the morning!

  5. Looks so good!

  6. I love chia jam! Whole food all the way!
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  7. Wow sounds so simple plus healthy! Going to try this in the morning!
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  8. I have never even considered adding chia to jams! This looks delicous – now i have my weekend cooking project 😉
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  9. I’ve often thought about using Chia for making homemade jam because of it’s texture and gelling ability (plus it’s so good for you). Will definitely have to make this.
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  10. I always heat mine when making chia seed jam, i never thought of not heating it!
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  11. Great idea! I’m always looking for more ways to sneak chia seeds into my diet as they’re so good for digestion, protein and omega 3. Now I can get them into a wider variety of breakfasts and desserts too! 🙂
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