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4.3 from 10 votes

Easy Strawberry Chia Jam

Homemade sugar-free strawberry jam made with chia seeds, which help it thicken up and add omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry chia jam
Servings: 4
Calories: 30kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup trimmed strawberries frozen or fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • stevia maple syrup or honey (to taste)

Instructions

  • Add strawberries to a saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until the berries start to break down and the mixture is bubbling. You can use the back of a spoon or potato masher to mash the berries and create your desired consistency.
  • Stir in the chia seeds and lemon juice. Then taste, and add sweetener if desired. If your berries are sweet you might not need to add any sweetener at all.
  • Remove mixture from heat and let cool the mixture cool and thicken, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • You can use right away or let cool completely before transferring to sealed container and placing in chia jam in your refrigerator. The jam will keep for up to 1 week.

Notes

  • I like my jam with texture from the fruit, but if you like your jam to have a smooth consistency, you can blend the mixture in a high-powered blender or use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g