Chia Jam

Published: April 2, 2023 • Last Updated: April 2, 2023
Author: Laura
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Chia Jam is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional jams. Not only is it easy to make, the chia seeds add an extra nutritional boost that you won’t get with store-bought versions. Try adding your favorite fruits and spices to customize the flavor and make chia jam that your whole family will enjoy!

This jam would taste soooo good on top of my Sourdough Protein Waffles!

Should chia seeds be ground?

You can grind chia seeds before consuming them or leave them whole; ground is slightly more absorbable for nutrients and improved digestion. However, it is not mandatory and you can also consume whole chia seeds if you prefer.

Ingredients Needed

  • Use either fresh or frozen fruit for this recipe, whichever is more convenient for you.
  • You can add any kind of sweetener to your chia jam to give it a sweeter taste. Some options include honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar.
  • The star ingredient! Chia seeds are full of fiber and healthy omega-3 fatty acids and they help thicken the jam while adding lots of nutrition.

How to Make Jam with Chia Seeds

  1. Heat the fruit in the pan until it cooks down, this only takes a couple of minutes.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of sweetener. Stir that in.
  3. Mash the fruit with a fork until it’s a consistency you like.
  4. Take it off the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds.
  5. Spoon into a jar and store in the refrigerator.

Benefits of Eating Chia Jam

  • Chia jam is a great source of fiber, providing up to 50% of your daily needs.
  • It’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc.
  • Chia jam is low in calories and high in nutritional value, so go ahead and indulge in this tasty treat.
  • It can help reduce inflammation due to its high antioxidant content, which helps protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
  • The omega-3 fatty acids found in chia seeds promote a healthy heart and aid in digestion as well as cognitive function.
  • Chia jam is easy to make with simple ingredients available at most grocery stores or online retailers.
  • When stored correctly it can last for a couple weeks, so you can enjoy it any time you please!
  • Its naturally sweet taste makes it the perfect addition to toast, oatmeal, smoothies or yogurt, the possibilities are endless!

What Can I Top This Jam With?

  • Toasted nuts such as almonds or walnuts
  • Sliced banana or strawberries
  • Coconut flakes or shredded coconut
  • Coconut milk or coconut yogurt
  • Extra chia seeds for extra crunch and nutrition boost
  • Dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • Almond butter for a rich and creamy flavor combination
  • Granola for added texture and crunchiness
  • Dried fruit like raisins, mulberries, goji berries and currants for a burst of sweetness
  • Yogurt for a cool and tart contrast to the sweetness of the jam


Which chia seeds are healthiest?

Chia seeds are an excellent source of nutritious nutrition that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. They are rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and protein. The healthiest type of chia seed is black chia seeds, as they contain the highest concentrations of all these beneficial nutrients.

Is chia jam healthy?

Chia jam is an easy and healthy way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of chia seeds. You can make delicious, nutrient-packed jam right at home in minutes, with or without added sweeteners! Blended chia seeds create a thick and creamy jam that is just as tasty as the store-bought variety. Add your favorite fruit, nut butter, spices, or other ingredients to customize the flavor.

How long does chia jam last in the fridge

Chia jam can last up to two weeks in the fridge. Make sure you store it in an air-tight container or jar, and always check for any signs of spoilage before consuming. Enjoy chia jam today and reap the health benefits of these tiny seeds!

Should chia seeds be cooked?

Chia seeds do not need to be cooked in order to reap their impressive nutritional benefits. Just add them to a variety of dishes, drinks and desserts, they will soak up the liquid and soften on their own! In addition to being eaten raw, chia seeds can also be lightly toasted or ground into meal form for baking recipes. Enjoy adding chia seeds to your favorite dishes today for a nutritious boost.

What else can I make with chia seeds?

Chia seeds are incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes beyond chia jam. Here is a list of just a few more ideas to get you started:

  • Smoothies – Add chia seeds to your favorite smoothie recipes for an extra boost of nutrition.
  • Overnight oats – Soak oats and chia seeds in almond or coconut milk overnight for a delicious and easy breakfast.
  • Salads – Sprinkle on top of your favorite salads for crunch and a nutrient boost.
  • Baked goods – Add chia seeds to muffins, pancakes, or other baked goods for an extra healthy kick.

Can chia jam be frozen?

Yes, chia jam can be frozen! To ensure maximum freshness and flavor, make sure to store the jam in airtight containers or freezer bags. You can freeze chia jam for up to six months, so it’s a great way to save any extra batches you have made. When you are ready to thaw out your chia jam, simply take it out of the freezer and place it in the refrigerator overnight.

Watch me make it here!

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Chia Jam

Take your chia seed addiction to new heights with this Chia Jam recipe. Made with basic ingredients, it's the most delicious jam ever!


  • 2 cups fruit fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp sweetener
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds


  • Heat the fruit in the pan until it cooks down, this only takes a couple of minutes.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sweetener. Stir that in.
  • Mash the fruit with a fork until it’s a consistency you like.
  • Take it off the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds.
  • Spoon into a jar and store in the refrigerator.

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  1. 5 stars
    We love this recipe. My kids love to have it with yogurt and I also add Laura’s sourdough granola to it, it makes the best fast breakfast.

    This is a recipe that I definitely use as a guide and then just eyeball it. I just made a batch with a 4 pound bag of frozen strawberries from Costco and then I just put in maple syrup till it tasted as sweet as I wanted it and guessed on the amount of Chia seedsone until it was as thick as I wanted. I also like to add a little bit of lemon juice.

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      I love that!! Yes, this is a guide and then you can make it your own. I often make a big batch exactly how you described.