Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

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Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is made without refined sugar and takes less than 15 minutes to make! Chia is a nutritional powerhouse adding protein, fiber and Omega-3s to your diet.

Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is made without refined sugar and takes less than 15 minutes to make! Chia is a nutritional powerhouse adding protein, fiber and Omega-3s to your diet. The Foodie Affair

I love making jams and sauces with seasonal fruits! Last spring I shared this Mixed Berry Sauce and during the summer months I made this Peach Freezer Jam, which we devoured in just a couple of weeks!

This chia seed jam is also going to be gone in no time too, but I’m ok with that because Strawberries are STOCKED in every store right now! I loaded up with an awesome sale Grocery Outlet has going on. Only 99 cents for a whole pound!

Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is made without refined sugar and takes less than 15 minutes to make! Chia is a nutritional powerhouse adding protein, fiber and Omega-3s to your diet. The Foodie Affair

Have you gotten on the chia seed bandwagon yet? You should because these little nuggets are loaded with healthy nutrients and are so easy to add to your diet. I toss chia seeds in my smoothies all the time. At first I gelled the seeds with filtered water so they would plump up before adding it to any liquid like I showed you in this Ch-Ch-Chia post, but now I don’t bother with that extra step. I toss them in yogurt or smoothies as they are and find that they’ll plump up on their own adding more fiber to fill you up!

Chia seeds act as a natural thickener for jam, which is so convenient when you want a quick jam. No pectin or any special equipment is needed to make this chia seed jam. The seeds soak up the strawberry juice beautifully!

Lather up your toast with this chia seed jam or swirl in oatmeal or yogurt for a tasty breakfast or snack! Be sure to make an extra batch because I have a recipe that you’ll want to use it for coming up later this week!

You also might be interested in trying this versatile Sugar Free Strawberry Topping!

Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is made without refined sugar and takes less than 15 minutes to make! Chia is a nutritional powerhouse adding protein, fiber and Omega-3s to your diet. The Foodie Affair

Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
 
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Recipe type: Sauce - Jam
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan add strawberries and maple syrup and heat over medium heat. For about 5-10 minutes cook strawberries until the berries release their juices and begin to soften. Continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes cooking down some of the liquid and break up some of the strawberries with a fork or potato masher. Remove from heat and add the chia seeds stirring well. Add the vanilla and let cool.
  2. Spoon jam into a jelly jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 2 month.

Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is made without refined sugar and takes less than 15 minutes to make! Chia is a nutritional powerhouse adding protein, fiber and Omega-3s to your diet. The Foodie Affair

Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is made without refined sugar and takes less than 15 minutes to make! Chia is a nutritional powerhouse adding protein, fiber and Omega-3s to your diet. The Foodie Affair

Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is made without refined sugar and takes less than 15 minutes to make! Chia is a nutritional powerhouse adding protein, fiber and Omega-3s to your diet. The Foodie Affair
Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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30 Comments on Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

  1. avatar
    March 7, 2016

    I love this idea, I’ve been experimenting with chia jams and I’m so happy with the results — I really hate the bother of using pectin, and the chia seeds add a nutritional boost as well, it’s a win win 🙂

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    March 7, 2016

    I just love how your strawberry jam thickened up without the use of sure jell or loads of sugar. I can’t wait to try this at home for my hungry crew. Sharing!

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    Norma chang says:
    March 7, 2016

    Making this as soon as my strawberries are ready.

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    March 7, 2016

    I have to go to bed but this jam has got me feeling hungry! Looks delicious!

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    Barely Vegan says:
    March 8, 2016

    I LOVE making chia seed jam!! This looks really great. 🙂

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    Diana says:
    March 8, 2016

    I love homemade strawberry jam and usually make it in the summer. Excellent idea to add chia seeds to the jam, I will have to try this next time I’m making jam 🙂

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    Brian Jones says:
    March 8, 2016

    What a great looking jam, the texture looks spot on!

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      March 9, 2016

      Thanks, Brian! It’s amazing how well the chia gels up just right!

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    April says:
    March 8, 2016

    Looks delicious! I love strawberry jam. I’ve made it with chia seeds as well. Yours look like I can reach out and grab it. Great photo!

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      March 9, 2016

      I’ll be trying some other fruits with chia. Have you tried blueberries?

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    dooseet says:
    March 8, 2016

    strawberries with chia? come on, it’s a perfect combo!

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    March 8, 2016

    Strawberry chia seed jam has been on my must-try list for a while now! 🙂 I love chia seeds! Definitely making this the next time I snag strawberries for a good price at my grocery store.

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      March 9, 2016

      The season is revving up, so I bet you’ll find strawberries soon!

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    Christie says:
    March 8, 2016

    I keep meaning to try this. Your jam looks incredible. I have to make it!

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      March 9, 2016

      Put it on your list of things to make, Christie! It’s super easy to make!

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    Mary Frances says:
    March 8, 2016

    Strawberries and chia make a perfect combination. I love this recipe and the pictures are beautiful.

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      March 9, 2016

      Thank you, Mary! When you have such a pretty fruit for the subject it’s much easier to photograph 🙂

  13. I have never made chia seed jam, but I think that needs to change with this recipe. I like that you can control the sweetness with the maple syrup.

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      March 9, 2016

      You’ll love this jam, Renee. It’s easy to make and if your strawberries are super sweet you may not need any sweetener at all!

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    March 9, 2016

    I really enjoy making jam – will be giving this a try. Wanted to add LOVE your pictures, the strawberries look so bright and vibrant, YUM!

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      March 10, 2016

      Strawberries are beautiful right now! I can just imagine that the season will be great. Thank you for the compliment 🙂

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    Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says:
    March 9, 2016

    There is a fruit leather with strawberries and chia seeds that I make that I very similar to your jam, just spread on parchment and baked for a couple hours. Love your version to keep it loose and spread it on toast!

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      March 10, 2016

      Oooo, I bet those fruit snacks are tasty! I love how simple this is to make and I add it to yogurt too!

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    Anamarija says:
    March 12, 2016

    Heloo, I’m from Croatia. Your recepies and pictures are wonderfuul….only when I make some of those I need to convert some ingredients to ml or grams…. this strawberry chia seed jam is on my to do list…

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      March 15, 2016

      So glad you are finding some great recipes to try Anamarija! I’ve been meaning to add a converter to my site. Thank you for the reminder 🙂

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