Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Who knew that homemade jam could be such a breeze to make? Skip all the white sugar and canning headaches and whip yourself up a batch of this delicious, Strawberry Chia Seed Jam.

Chia Seed Jam in a jar with a bowl of strawberries in the background

If you have yet to attempt to make chia seed jam – please wait no longer. It’s got to be one of the easiest/yummiest things going.

Can you make a smoothie? Then you can make chia jam.


Chia Seed Jam in a jar


Since delicious, ripe strawberries are in abundance, strawberry jam it is.

I’ve made a version of this before with raspberries. That recipe uses local honey as a sweetener, which is also so good, but not considered vegan in the case you eat a vegan diet . But use what you have. Either pure maple syrup, like this version or honey works like a charm.

The multifaceted chia seed really takes centre stage. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen an info-graphic that I posted about the benefits and importance of vitamin B3. It can promote a good nights sleep and reduce symptoms of anxiety among other things. Chia happens to be a good source of B3.

It can also make fruit into jam. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Amazing!

All you have to do is let your seeds soak into water for ten minutes and it becomes a gel-like substance.

Chia seeds gel up after being soaked

Meanwhile, chop up your berries.

Beautiful ruby coloured morsels.

I love strawberries.

Sliced strawberries in a bowl

Toss the chia along with the berries, maple syrup into the blender and pulse it until smooth. If you want to leave a few small chunks of strawberry that is totally up to you.

Pour it into a glass jar and you are now a maker of jam.

How impressive!

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam being poured from the blender into a jar

Your jam will keep in the fridge for up to a week, but it most likely won’t last that long. Joe loves homemade chia jam and literally spoons it directly into his mouth from the jar. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We also had it on toast for Sunday morning breakfast and it was per-fection.

You should try it this Sunday. So yummy with a nice cup of coffee.

Have a great weekend all!

Chia Seed Jam in a jar with chia seeds and fresh berries in the background

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*Originally posted August 22, 2014. April 5, 2019*

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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – Vegan & Gluten Free

Sharon Rhodes
Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. Who knew that homemade jam could be such a breeze to make! Skip all the white sugar and canning headaches and whip yourself up a batch of this delicious, vegan and gluten free jam. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Soak 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sauce, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 17 kcal



  • Soak the chia seeds in water for ten minutes
  • Meanwhile, rinse and slice your berries
  • Add all ingredients to blender and blend until you reach your desired consistency
  • Store in the fridge in a glass jar


Calories: 17kcalCarbohydrates: 3gPotassium: 29mgSugar: 2gVitamin C: 7.1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword strawberry chia jam, vegan chia seed jam
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  1. I’m just curious if you have ever thought about powdering the chia seeds? I run ours through a coffee grinder we have dedicated to gluten free flours and use it in a sweet & spicy sauce as a replacement for cornstarch. I call it ‘ugly sauce’ because the dark chia powder colors the whole thing a less than appealing color but it still tastes really good. I made blueberry chia jam once and was not fond of the chia lumps. Reminds me too much of what fish eggs look like.

    I love the idea of the maple syrup in here! Now if I could just figure out a loaf bread replacement that is fluffy like regular bread… I could have PB&J again!

    1. I actually like the seeds the whole! It makes me think of strawberry seeds. ๐Ÿ™‚ The ground version is probably just as good at getting that jam like consistency. As far as bread goes, I’m guessing with your allergies that will be tough one. It must be so difficult especially with the water! What kind of filter do yup use?

    1. I haven’t tried with frozen but I don’t see why not. I would thaw them first though. Let me know how it turns out! Thanks Ramona. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I have to make this for my husband, he loves jam! He makes me breakfast most weekends but this jam calls for me making him a breakfast that he will totally love! Plus, this is super simple which is totally my kind of recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. you have yet to make chia seed jam, but you’ve inspired me. I have a package of chia here that I should use. This recipe looks awesome!

  4. I love chia jam! Its such a simple idea isnt it but works so well. I’m still dreaming up other yummy flavour combinations to make for my next batch – maybe basil blueberry??

  5. never made my own jam before, loving the look of this chia and strawberry version. such a healthy alternative to a traditional jam too… great idea to use chia seeds as the thickener.

    1. It’s such a game changer. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We haven’t bought ‘traditional’ jam in over a year! If the mood strikes for jam it’s minutes away. Thanks Thalia!

  6. Very interesting that this isn’t cooked. Does the chia seed make thicken the jam? Either way it looks so delicious! Love that beautiful red color ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. I have yet to try chia seed jam but you keep reminding me that I need to. Maybe I’ll make pumpkin chia seed jam? haha- I’m sure that would be a complete disaster. ๐Ÿ™‚

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