This Strawberry Chia Jam is made with only a handful of ingredients, is free from refined sugar, and takes just 15 minutes to make. You can make chia jam with either fresh berries or frozen fruit for a healthy low sugar homemade jam that literally anyone can make.
In a medium saucepan, combine 4 cups of sliced strawberries with 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup over medium heat.
Stirring frequently, cook the berries until bubbly and juicy, usually around 5-10 minutes.
Remove the berries from the heat and use a potato masher to further break down the berries.
Stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 4 tablespoons chia seeds, and the vanilla seeds. Stir to combine well.
If you want a smooth chia jam, transfer the berries to a blender and blend until smooth - always be careful when blending hot liquids!
Pour the chia jam into jars and allow them to cool completely.
Store in the fridge or freezer in an air tight container.