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A slice of toast has peanut butter and chia jam on top. There's a jar with more jam behind it and fresh blackberries too.

Chia Seed Jam

Make your own homemade chia seed jam using your favorite berries, like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and more! This jam is all natural, and a wholesome addition to your healthy diet.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 35kcal


  • 2 cups berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon optional: monkfruit (or sweetener of choice - see notes)


  • Prepare Fruit. Prepare the fruit by removing any stems.
  • Cook Fruit. Place prepared fruit in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for approximately 5 minues, until the fruit begins to break down. Use a potato masher or the back of a rubber spatula to break the fruit down.
  • Stir in Other Ingredients. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Taste and add more sweetener if needed.
  • Let Sit. Let the chia jam sit for about 5 minutes, until it thickens.
  • Store it. Transfer the mixture to a lidded glass jar (like a mason jar) and refrigerate for up to 2 hours until chilled. During this time the chia seeds will thicken the sauce, creating a perfect jam. It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Serve jam over toast, waffles, or however you prefer to consume jam!


Regarding sweeteners, some berries are sweet enough and don't need added sweeteners. I recommend tasting the jam once it cools to determine if you want or need to add sweeteners. Some options, if you so choose, would be: Monkfruit, Stevia, Maple Syrup, Agave Nectar, or your favorite sweetener of choice.


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg