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Easy Chia Seed & Berry Jam – Just THREE Ingredients (Ready in Only 15 Minutes)

Thicken homemade  Jam with Chia Seeds!

Take advantage of inexpensive berries and whip up some easy homemade jam using healthy Chia seeds. Not only are Chia seeds loaded with fiber, protein, and Omega 3 but they also do a great job of thickening homemade jam! Use this yummy jam on toast, yogurt, oatmeal, and of course peanut better & jelly sandwiches.

Easy Chia Seed Berry Jam

(Recipe Idea from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen)


*2 cups berries (I used a mix of blueberries, strawberries, & raspberries)
*2 Tablespoons raw honey (or choice of sweetener)
*2 Tablespoons water
*2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds (I found a bag for $2.99 in the produce section of my local grocery store)

Easy Homemade Healthy Jam Using Chia Seeds
Directions: In large bowl, mash or blend berries and add water (I used a hand blender). Transfer to saucepan and cook over medium heat for about five minutes and then add honey. Cook for another 5 minutes turning up heat until bubbling. Stir in Chia seeds and let cool. Pour into jelly jars and refrigerate. The mixture will thicken up beautifully. Keep in fridge for about 1-2 weeks.

Healthy Chia Seed Jam Recipe

[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.[/h2s_box]

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Comments 43

  1. Rita

    Hi Lina,

    Great post! But I have read in couple of books that honey should not be cooked so csn we add honey after cooking?


    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh I’m sure that works too!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      In fact I’ve seen versions where you just purée and add chia seeds and honey and refrigerate, so no cooking 🙂

      • nydia

        Sounds amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

    • jac

      tishabell, I wouldn’t hesitate to use frozen fruit. Maybe mix all ingredients & let the fruit thaw before proceeding w/ the rest of the recipe?

  2. Ashley

    Any ideas how long this would last once made?

    • bonnie

      It said it lasts 1-2 weeks.

  3. Bri

    What’s the deal with chia seeds?

    • candy

      they are amazing for you!!! full of amino acids, fiber,protein, etc. love them!!

    • visitor3

      Are they the same thing as “Chia Pets?” Chi-chi-chi-CHIA!

    • Sharon

      They are one of the few sources that we can get Omega 3s from–an essential fatty acid largely missing from our diets and important form cell repair and growth

  4. melissa

    We make it without cooking and put it in the fridge and it is ready in the morn. The kids love it! I even freeze jars of it ! Wonderful recipe!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh good idea on freezing!

  5. Unknown

    Good deal on Amazon for Chia Seeds Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Chia Seeds, 1 Pound Pouches $7.44 Clip coupon and Subscribe and save

    • Kartley

      Whoa… I just read the recent reviews of that product and was disgusted to hear about the rat feces. Thanks, no thanks.

      • Diesel1

        Where did you get that from?? Really curious about your findings

    • Karen

      No rat scat here but I did order that brand on Amz once during the great chia shortage of 2012 and many of the seeds had a bitter, almost rancid taste.

      If you use chia seeds regularly like me I recommend ordering online from Chia Seeds Direct for bulk ordering which is less than half price of what I see in stores now. I have chia in my yogurt and my oatmeal daily. Even if it didn’t have health benefits I would still eat it. Makes my yogurt almost taste like tapioca 🙂

  6. Emily

    My dollar tree carries small bags of chia seeds!

  7. babymair

    I am a lil confused..how much. will this recipe make???.i would like to put it in mason jars. But dont know what size of thoes to get .My boys would love to make this ..and take camping..to make jelly turnovers..on the fire…w/the sandwitch maker tia

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      This made two small jelly jars for me. Thanks-

  8. Jennifer

    Lina, so glad you posted this. Been wanting to try! Thanks!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure! I think you’ll like it!

  9. babymair

    Thx so much for the info and this recipe and all the hard work you do..!!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure! Thanks for reading 🙂

  10. Laura

    I have a two year old and would prefer a lighter jam. Do you think this would work with mangoes??

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes! Yum 🙂

  11. cheryl

    Would the chia seeds stay hard or do they blend in when cooked? I guess I’m asking what the texture would be.

    • Sharon

      They soften when mixed with any type of liquid and taken on a gelatinous texture.

    • Stacy

      They are like tapioca pearls.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      No soft- you don’t notice a grainy texture or anything. 🙂

  12. tishabell

    Can you use frozen fruit? Thanks

  13. cindy

    My health concious 14 year old will love this recipe!

  14. Mary

    Here’s the thing: heating honey removes some of its best qualities.
    Ergo, heating honey renders the expense spent on raw honey worthless.
    Ergo, don’t use raw honey in food that is going to be heated.

  15. Kim

    Least expensive way to buy chia seeds is in the bulk bins at Whole Foods or Sprouts. We add them to our morning green smoothies.

  16. Jamie

    Ive made this and it camee out too thin

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh no- try adding a little more chia seed, mine was pretty thick.

  17. Betsy

    We have found that Costco less the least expensive Chia Seeds. Also, you can use chia seeds as an egg substitute.

    • Betsy

      For an egg substitute grind up chia seeds. Use 1 Tbsp chia and 3 Tbsp water for 1 egg.

      • Christine

        You can also mix ground flax seed with water for an egg substitute, I did not know you could do it with chia seeds, I use chia seeds in an over night oatmeal recipe that I use with my Premier Protein shakes and I also have another chia pudding recipe that I like

  18. Amanda C

    Do you think I could process and can these in a water bath like I do my normal jams?

  19. LL

    I’ve been looking for a jam that my 1-year-old can have, but when the organic kinds contain added sugar! I’m so glad I’ve found one she can eat, and is SO easy to make! It is delicious, much better than anything you can buy at the store. This will always be my go-to. Thank you!

  20. Tina

    Can this be made with ground flaxseed instead of chia?

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