Heat fruit in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until juices have been released and fruit can be easily mashed with a fork or masher. This will take about five minutes.
Mash fruit to desired consistency. If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can even puree.
Stir in chia seeds and any additional optional ingredients (lemon juice, honey, or even other flavors like spices or extracts).
Let the chia seeds gel and a jam-like consistency to form as the chia jam cools. This will take about 5 minutes.
Nutrition information is for an approximate 2 tbsp serving of chia jam made with raspberries and 1 tbsp honey. Nutrition information will vary based on fruits and sweeteners used.See blog post text for information on freezing leftovers and specific fruit combination ideas.