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Learn how to make delicious, healthy, and fiber-rich chia jam, three ways. Featuring apricot, raspberry, and blueberry chia jams.

raspberry, blueberry, and apricot chia jam in three glass jars with striped towel

Whoever discovered chia jam is an absolute genius. It’s incredibly easy to make and such a delicious, healthy alternative to many store-bought jams.

Commercially-available jams are often full of added sugars (including high fructose corn syrup) and other additives.

Homemade chia jam, on the other hand, is made with minimal ingredients and is full of fiber-rich fruit, micronutrients, and healthy fats like omega-3s!

Cooking fruits brings out so much of their natural sweetness, so only a tiny bit of added sweetener is needed (if at all). You can always customize the amount of sweetener to suit your personal preferences.

Want more inspiration for what to do with chia seeds? Check out my roundup of healthy recipes using chia seeds for more ideas!

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Chia Jam Flavours

I’ve loved making chia seed jams using raspberries and blueberries for years, but this time I wanted to experiment with something new and seasonal: apricots!

In today’s post I’ll be sharing how to make chia jam, three ways.

Keep reading to learn how to make delicious homemade apricot, raspberry, and blueberry chia jams. You will love adding these jams to your morning breakfasts!

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Chia Seeds Nutrition Facts

First, let’s quickly talk a little bit about chia seeds. These little guys are a STAPLE in my kitchen because they pack in so much nutrition and are so versatile to use!

For just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, you’re getting:

  • almost 2 grams of omega-3s
  • 4 grams of fibre
  • 1.5 grams of protein

For the same 1 tablespoon serving, you’ll also help to meet your daily micronutrient needs for:

  • calcium (6% of your daily needs)
  • iron (6%)
  • magnesium (14%)
  • phosphorus (9%)
  • thiamin (10%)
  • manganese (11%)

How Do Chia Seeds Create Jam?

One of the coolest things about chia seeds is how they swell to about 10 times their weight when mixed with liquid. That’s what helps them create the jelly texture of chia seed jams!

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Chia Jam Ingredients

Making chia jam only requires a few simple ingredients. You can use virtually any berry or stone fruit to make chia jam, fresh or frozen.

Personally, I often use frozen blueberries or raspberries to make my chia jams as they’re a bit more affordable and easy to have on hand! Frozen berries are just as nutritious as fresh, making them an excellent option (especially during the winter).

To make chia jam, all you need is:

  • 2 cups of fruit
  • 2 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup of water

That said, you can increase the ingredients to make a larger serving of jam, just be sure to keep the same proportions.

To add a little extra flavour, feel free to experiment with:

  • a touch of spices (like cinnamon or ground ginger)
  • vanilla extract
  • maple syrup
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
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How To Make Chia Jam

Chia jam is incredibly easy and fast to make.

To start, simply add your fruit of choice with water to a small saucepan. If using larger fruits, make sure to chop them into smaller pieces.

Heat the fruit and water over medium, and begin to stir and mash the fruit around.

At about 5 minutes in, add the chia seeds and any other flavourings. Continue to cook and mash around for another 5 or so minutes.

Once the fruit has broken down and the chia mixture starts to become syrupy, remove from heat and let stand for about 10 minutes to allow the jam to thicken.

Spoon the finished jam into glass jars and store in the fridge. The jam will become even thicker as it cools and sits.

Chia jam can keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge, but it can even be frozen if desired!

chopped apricot pieces in saucepan

How To Use Chia Jam

You can use your homemade chia seed jams in the same way you use regular jam.

Try it:

I’d love to know what you use it for!

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More Ways To Use Chia Seeds

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Get the Recipe: Chia Jam: Three Ways

You will love these delicious, healthy, and fiber-rich chia seed jams, three ways. Featuring apricot, raspberry, and blueberry!
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Ingredients

Blueberry Chia Jam:

  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp maple syrup, dash cinnamon

Raspberry Chia Jam:

  • 2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp maple syrup, dash cinnamon

Apricot Chia Jam:

  • 2 cups ripe apricots, chopped into small pieces (about 4 large apricots or 5 small)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds (white ones work best to maintain orange colour)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, mix fruits and water over medium heat. Using a fork, mash and stir fruits until they start to break down, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chia seeds and other ingredients, if using. Continue to mash and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let chia seed mixture sit for about 10 minutes. The mixture will thicken into a jam-like texture.
  • Spoon chia jam into glass jars for storage in the refrigerator.

Notes

*Each recipe will yield about 1.5-2 cups of jam.
*Chia jam will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks. Alternatively, you can freeze it for about 3 months.
*Chia jam will continue to thicken once in the fridge. If you find it a bit too watery, however, feel free to add a small amount of extra chia seeds.
*Enjoy chia jam spread on toast, spooned in yogurt or oatmeal, or with cookies!

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