Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Chia seeds are the secret ingredient that helps this jam plump up in your fridge – you simply stir them into cooked and mashed berries and let them work their magic.

1 cup
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
360 min
375 min


  • 2 cups strawberries, roughly chopped (or 1 10-oz package frozen strawberries, thawed)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp chia seeds (TRY: Navitas Naturals Organic Chia Seeds)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


1. To a medium saucepan on medium, add strawberries and cook for 5 minutes, crushing berries to a coarse texture with a potato masher or fork. Transfer to a bowl. (TIP: If using thawed frozen berries, skip the cooking step; simply add to a bowl and crush berries.)

2. Stir in chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla, making sure all chia seeds have been moistened.

3. Cover and transfer to refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Stir in 1 tbsp water, or as needed to reach desired consistency (if using frozen berries, you may not need to add water). Store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator, or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 tbsp
  • Calories 43
  • Carbohydrate Content 8 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 1 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 1 mg
  • Sugar Content 5 g