Chia seed jam is a healthy and delicious alternative to regular jam. It is super quick and easy to prepare, is made with your favorite fruits, and can be used in many different ways. If you love jam, definitely try this chia seed jam recipe!
This chia seed jam recipe is perfect for all jam lovers. It is made with wholesome ingredients, has much less sugar than store-bought jam, and tastes great! Plus, you can prepare it in only 10 minutes and store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
One thing I love about this chia jam recipe is that you only need four ingredients to prepare it. I am a huge fan of super simple and easy recipes, and this one definitely falls into this category. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Fruit. You can use any type of fruit that is juicy to make chia jam. I love to make berry chia jam (blueberries and raspberries are my favorites), but you could also use peaches, apricots, or plums. You can use either frozen or fresh fruit.
- Chia seeds. The chia seeds are used to thicken the jam. Plus, they are super nutritious, which makes them an amazing addition to this healthy jam recipe!
- Maple syrup. You can use any type of sweetener, I love to use maple syrup or honey. If the fruit you use is already very sweet, feel free to skip the sweetener!
- Lemon juice. Just a little bit of fresh lemon juice is needed to give the chia seed jam a brighter flavor.
How to make chia seed jam
Preparing chia seed jam is super easy! Just follow these simple steps:
- Simmer: Add the fruit to a pot and let it simmer over medium heat until it starts to break down.
- Mash: Mash the fruit with a potato masher. Then turn off the heat, and add the maple syrup and lemon juice.
- Let it cool: Stir in the chia seeds. Next, transfer the chia jam to a storage container. Let the jam cool, then store it in the refrigerator.
Ways to use chia jam
There are many different ways to use chia jam! Here are some of my favorites:
- Bread: Jam and bread are a delicious combination. Simply spread the chia jam onto your favorite bread or make sandwiches with this healthy jam.
- Pancakes: Pancakes are another favorite for using chia seed jam. I simply love using blueberry jam as a spread for my pancakes. Add a drizzle of maple syrup on top and you’ll have a super delicious breakfast!
- Overnight oats and porridge: You can use this healthy jam as a delicious topping for overnight oats or porridge. I love to use it for my peanut butter and jelly overnight oats!
- Yogurt: Yogurt, granola, healthy jam, and fresh berries make a wonderful breakfast combination. This is another favorite for using my healthy raspberry or blueberry jam.
If you have more ideas to share, please leave them in the comments. I love to try out your recommendations, and maybe other readers will love your ideas, too!
You can store the chia seed jam for one week in your refrigerator. And even though this homemade jam cannot be stored as long as regular jam, I highly recommend making it! It only takes 10 minutes. Plus, the jam tastes great and is much healthier.
More delicious chia seed recipes
I am a huge fan of chia seeds as they are super nutritious and can be used in many different ways. Here are some of my favorite chia seed breakfast recipes:
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
- Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Chia Seed Jam
- 2 cups fruit fresh or frozen
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or another sweetener of choice
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Add the fruit to a pot and let it simmer over medium heat until it starts to break down.
- Mash the fruit with a potato masher, then turn off the heat. Add the lemon juice and maple syrup.
- Stir in the chia seeds. Transfer the chia seed jam to a storage container and let it cool. Then store it in the refrigerator.
- Fruit: You can use this recipe with any type of fruit that is juicy. I love to make berry jam, bur feel free to make the kind of jam you love. If you use larger fruits, cut them into smaller pieces before making the jam.
- Sweetener: The amount of maple syrup you’ll need depends on how sweet the fruit you use is. Feel free to add more or less maple syrup to taste!