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This Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is the perfect jam made with no pectin! It’s healthy, easy to prepare, kid-friendly, and so delicious. It’s also vegan and paleo friendly!
4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
This healthy Strawberry Chia Jam is made quickly with only 4 ingredients on the stove. No special ingredients or steps are needed to thicken this healthy jam because chia seeds are added in!
Chia seeds absorb liquid to help create the right consistency to make this jam thicken up, plus they’re a nutrient powerhouse! Chia seeds are rich and fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids and are readily available in all grocery stores for roughly $3 a bag!
Ingredients Needed for this Healthy Jam
- Honey or Maple Syrup
- Lemon Juice
- Chia Seeds
Want to use another berry?
You sure can! You’ll see in my Easy Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds that you can use any berry, you may just need to adjust quantities of the fruit!
Are Chia Seeds Paleo?
Yes! Chia seeds are a Paleo-friendly and nutrient-dense. They’re easy to digest and can even aid in digestion by helping this move along! They are also contain omega-3’s which means they’re not only good for your body but also good for your brain!
Let’s Talk Ratio!
Roughly you can start with 2 tablespoons of chia seeds per two cups of fruit, but with a larger fruit like strawberries (versus blueberries), I use more fruit than chia seeds. You can always add more to thicken as needed!
Can You Make Jam Without Pectin?
Absolutely! The chia seeds thicken this jam wonderfully by absorbing a lot of the liquid of the strawberries without having to cook the mixture for hours. As the directions state, we recommend cooking it a bit to get the correct desired consistency, and then after cooking the chia seeds will continue to absorb liquid to thicken up the jam.
What To Do With This Healthy Jam
- In Strawberry Cups
- On top of Chia Pudding
- Swirled into Oatmeal
- Fill Cupcakes
- PB & J
- On Toast
- On Pancakes
- Gift jars of it!
Storing Your Chia Jam
Refrigerate: Store in a mason jar for up to 10 days in the refrigerator!
Freeze: Once cooled completely transfer to an air-tight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Note: I do not recommend canning chia jam.
Other Strawberry Recipes:
- 2-Ingredient Strawberry Fruit Leather
- Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake (with dairy free whipped cream)
- Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats (Gluten-Free & Vegan)
- Paleo Chocolate Ganache Strawberry Cups
- Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette
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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam (Paleo & Vegan)
- 5 cups strawberries rinsed, hulled, and cut
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- In a pot add strawberries, sweetener and lemon juice. Let sit for a 5 minutes to macerate.
- Turn on heat to medium and let the mixture come to a simmer, gently mash down the berries. Let cook on a simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Add chia seeds, stir and continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often to avoid sticking.
- Once thick, remove from heat, let cool and store in air-tight containers for up to 10 days.