Easy Strawberry Chia Jam

This easy Strawberry Chia Jam recipe is super quick to make, totally delicious and made with healthier ingredients you can feel great about – a real sweet treat!

A pot of strawberry chia jam sitting on a white table beside two strawberries and some nutty bread with the chia jam spread over it

Have you guys jumped on the chia jam craze yet? We’ve been on a jam kick over in the HealthNut home, but since store bought jams are so packed full of sugar, I try to avoid them. Well, not anymore!

Why is chia jam so great, you ask?

  • Lower in sugar – Instead of thickening with tons of sugar like traditional jams, chia jam gets its jelly consistency from… you guessed it… chia seeds! Not only are chia seeds a natural thickener, but they’re also full of protein and fiber (hello happy poops!)
  • Quick and easy – You can whip up this delicious jam in minutes and it will last in the fridge for 1-2 weeks in an airtight container. Great for meal prep!
  • Experiment with fruit flavours – You can try this recipe with other berries such as blueberries, raspberries, or even blackberries! Pick your favourites and mix and match. Just about any juicy fruit will work.

 

Ingredients for strawberry chia jam laid out on a white table, including frozen strawberries, chia seeds, lemon, maple syrup and vanilla essence

As you can see, there are tons of health benefits compared to the regular jam you find at the grocery store, but the number one reason I love strawberry chia jam is it just tastes ah-ma-zing! It’s sweet and tart and really allows the fruit to shine. Plus (and this is a big reason to love this jam) your whole kitchen will smell like strawberry candy when you make this… win win!

A saucepan of strawberry chia pan sitting on a white tea towel, with a whisk laying next to it

Serving ideas for your strawberry chia jam

 

This easy Strawberry Chia Jam recipe is super quick to make, totally delicious and made with healthier ingredients you can feel great about - a real sweet treat!

For more quick and easy breakfast recipes, be sure to try my Perfect Green Smoothie and these Eggs 10 Ways!

If you make this Easy Strawberry Chia Jam, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations!

What’s your favourite way to enjoy jam? Let me know in the comments below!

Recipe

Easy Strawberry Chia Jam

This easy Strawberry Chia Jam recipe is super quick to make, totally delicious and made with healthier ingredients you can feel great about - a real sweet treat!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
A pot of strawberry chia jam sitting on a white table next to strawberries, chia seeds and a piece of toast spread with chia jam
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Course Breakfast
serves: 2
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Instructions:

  • In a pot add water and strawberries.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Using a metal whisk, mash the strawberries to more of a pulp puree texture.
  • Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and whisk in lemon juice and chia seeds.
  • Transfer to a heat proof air tight container and allow your jam to cool before transferring to the fridge to full set and thicken.

 

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