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Berry-Chia Jam

Homemade strawberry jam with chia seeds
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Cook Time:
35 mins
Prep Time:
2 mins

Chef notes

This incredibly simple recipe is made with ingredients we typically have on hand in our pantry and freezer. It serves as a deliciously decadent and sweet addition to any meal you're having while having zero added sugar. This also is a perfect recipe to make in bulk so that you can have it on-hand in the refrigerator or in the freezer (if storing for longer than two weeks).

Technique tip: Make sure to continuously watch the berries while they are cooking in the pot on medium-high heat so that the sides of the pot do not burn. This requires some extra attention and stirring.

Swap option: If you do not have fresh berries, you can use frozen. This recipe can be made with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc. Similarly, if you do not like berries, this can also be delicious with peaches!


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 5 cups frozen or fresh berries
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds



In a pot over medium heat, add in the coconut oil.


Add the berries to the pot and cook, covered, on medium-high heat for around 10 minutes so that the berries begin to release their juices and soften.


Now that the berries are soft, use a hand potato masher or a fork to break up the berries and mash them into small pieces.


Continue cooking the berries on medium-high heat for an additional 10 minutes, continuously stirring and making sure that the edges of the pot do not burn.


Remove the pot from the heat and pour the chia seeds into the pot. Stir to combine the chia seeds and the berries.


Allow this mixture to sit in the pot for 15 minutes so that the chia seeds have absorbed some of the excess liquid and have thickened the consistency of the jam.


Store in the fridge to add to your Overnight Oats, oatmeal, pancakes, PB&J sandwiches, ice cream or really anything you desire!

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