three glass jars of strawberry chia jam against a blue background with fresh strawberries and chia seeds

Strawberry Chia Jam

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.

Course condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Chia Jam
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 179 kcal
Author Katie Trant


  • 4 cups strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup more or less to taste
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 medium vanilla bean halved and seeds scraped out
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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 4 cups of sliced strawberries with 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup over medium heat.

  2. Stirring frequently, cook the berries until bubbly and juicy, usually around 5-10 minutes.

  3. Remove the berries from the heat and use a potato masher to further break down the berries.

  4. Stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 4 tablespoons chia seeds, and the vanilla seeds. Stir to combine well.

  5. If you want a smooth chia jam, transfer the berries to a blender and blend until smooth - always be careful when blending hot liquids!

  6. Pour the chia jam into jars and allow them to cool completely.

  7. Store in the fridge or freezer in an air tight container.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chia Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 116.7mg141%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.