Strawberry Chia Seed Jam (Paleo & Vegan)

When strawberries are on sale, I stock up and make a batch of my Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. What does this go perfectly with? Oh well… just about everything! On top of your morning oatmeal, spread on some toast, or mixed with almond butter to make a nut butter and jelly dip (oh yeah, that’s happening)… endless possibilities!

Paleo Strawberry Jam For FillingStrawberry Chia Seed Jam

Want other homemade jam recipes? Try these:

Can you make jam without pectin?

Absolutely! The chia seeds thicken this jam wonderfully!

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam in jars

How long can you keep chia jam?

I store mine in a mason jar for up to 10 days in the refrigerator!

What should I do with jam?

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Chunky Chia Seed Jam

Prep Time 2 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 22 minutes Yields 2 cups


  • 5 cups organic strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and cut
  • 1/4 cup raw organic honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


    1. Rinse strawberries well and cut into pieces
    2. In a bowl, pour honey over strawberries
    3. Mix together and let sit for 20 minutes
    4. Transfer mixture to a pot
    5. Add lemon juice, and lightly smash strawberries with a potato masher
    6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer
    7. Once simmering for 5 minutes, add chia seeds
    8. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often to avoid sticking
    9. Once thick, remove from heat, let cool and store in air-tight containers for up to one week. 
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    6 comments on “Strawberry Chia Seed Jam (Paleo & Vegan)

    • Do you think I will be able to sub strawberries for blueberries? I just bought some fresh organic bluebs at the farmers market yesterday and I am dying to make them into a jam!!

    • I love chia jam! It’s a great way to sneak additional healthy goodness into my daily peanut butter sandwiches. So when I saw Sprouts had strawberries on sale, I figured I’d make this! I made strawberry chia jam once before, but it was raw. I just threw all the goods into a blender. So I was eager to try out a cooked jam to see how it compared. Is the 5 cups of whole or cut up strawberries? I aired on the side of caution and went with whole berries that I after measuring cut up. Also, I’m curious as to why the strawberries and honey sit together before being cooked? I’m still pretty ignorant to cooking stuff. 🙂 But anyway, this was a bit of an adventure to make. I couldn’t find the potato masher, so I just let the strawberries cook some and then attacked ’em with a fork. I got tired of that pretty quick, though, and just figured I’d have super chunky jam. lol They actually cooked down pretty well, though, and I dare say that mashing them isn’t really a necessity if you’re a fan of texture like I am. The resultant product is super delicious! I love it! My boyfriend loves it! I could just eat it with a spoon! And I confess I do sneak a little on my knife after making my sammiches… 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe!


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