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a mason jar of ruby red raspberry chia jam

Easy Chia Jam

Chia jam so easy you need just ten minutes and two ingredients. It makes a nutrient-dense, flavorful addition to parfaits, oatmeal, toast, and more!

free from: wheat/ gluten, soy, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 38 kcal
Author Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, LDN

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or other sweetener (optional)

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Mash fruit to desired consistency. If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can even puree.

  3. Stir in chia seeds and any additional optional ingredients (lemon juice, honey, or even other flavors like spices or extracts).

  4. Let the chia seeds gel and a jam-like consistency to form as the chia jam cools. This will take about 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chia Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.