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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 179kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only and are calculated per cup of jam.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 116.7mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg