Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is the perfect healthy alternative to conventional jam. It’s made with WHOLE FOOD ingredients, loaded with delightful fruity flavor and many nutrients. Enriched with lime and cinnamon, refined sugar-free, this jam is a delicious way to enjoy healthy breakfast every day.

Strawberry season has begun, and I’m celebrating this fact by devouring strawberries literally every day. I mean, how can you resist such sweet, delicate fruit? + They are now popping out from every market stand. The fruity smell of fresh strawberries occupies my senses whenever I go to the farmers market or in the store. My fridge is packed with strawberries. And by packed I mean PACKED. I simply can’t resist them.

I love them fresh, straight from fridge cooled. A handful of strawberries is my favorite snack these days. But also I like to treat myself with creamy Strawberry Ginger Smoothie Bowl in the morning. Yum, I know! And my family, they LOVE my sweet Strawberry Banana Muffins.

There’s a plenty of ways in which you can enjoy this delightful fruit. And this Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is just another way to enjoy while strawberries are in season.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam with Lime and Cinnamon

But before I dig into this recipe, let me just explain how and why I fell in love with this super easy method of making homemade jams with chia seeds.

You see, traditional homemade jams, like our grandmothers used to make, are just old school. They require a lot of work – cooking, canning, and not to mention added SUGARS! In the end, what you end up consuming when you eat grandma’s jam are just that – sugars – empty calories. Not much other nutrients.

Well, I consider myself a busy modern woman who likes to eat fresh and seasonal and HEALTHY. I like to enrich my meals with as many nutrients as I can. I don’t like consuming empathy sugary calories. NO way! + I don’t want to stock my pantry with jars of jams no-one ever remembers to open and eat during the year.

When I crave jam – to fill my pancakes or Berry Breakfast Oat Bars  , or to top my cornbread with, I make simple chia seed jam. The method is easy and requires only a few ingredients. + Chia seed jam is packed with not only fresh flavors but with many nutrients. I use chia to thicken all sorts of my dishes. Here I used chia seeds to thicken my jam…. and to load simple fruit jam with NUTRIENTS – omega-3 fats, natural plant-based proteins, and dietary fibers. I use chia to thicken all sorts of my dishes. Here I used chia seeds to thicken my jam…. and to load simple fruit jam with NUTRIENTS. You see, this jam is more than a jam – it’s a complete meal.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam with Lime and Cinnamon

This Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is super easy and simple to make. You only need fresh fruits – strawberries and chia seeds. The gelling power of chia seeds transforms the ripe fruit into a low-sugar, spreadable jam in just 20 minutes. And you don’t need to add any pectin, nor any unhealthy additives. Nor TONS of sugar.

To sweeten this jam up a bit, I used pure maple syrup – an unrefined natural sweetener that contains higher levels of beneficial nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals than white table sugar or other high fructose syrups. Waistline friendly and healthy – that’s how I like it!

While strawberries are bursting with vitamin C and many antioxidants, chia seeds are packed with healthy stuff… Omega-3 fatty acids good for our heart, plant-based proteins, vitamins A, B, E and D, and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese, niacin, and others antioxidants. No wonder they call chia seeds a SUPERFOOD!

I enriched this chia seed jam with flavorful fresh lime that gave the jam beautiful freshness. Also, I added fragrant cinnamon into the mix. Lime and cinnamon paired so well with strawberries and gave this Strawberry Chia Seed Jam such a nice vibrant spring/summer feeling.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam with Lime and Cinnamon

 

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is:

  • Very nutritious and HEALTHY – loaded with dietary fibers, healthy fats, and proteins.
  • All natural and refined sugar-free.
  • Ridiculously easy to make.
  • Full of beautiful fragrant aromas and sooo delicious.
  • Vegan and gluten-free.
  • Perfect breakfast your family will love.
  • 100% guilt-free and waistline-friendly.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is perfect for mixing into oatmeal, parfaits or spreading over the top of a slice of bread. I absolutely LOVE chia jam over the toast with peanut butter or swirled into freshly cooked grits. Oh, my… yumminess overload!

Fresh fruity flavors mixed with fragrant cinnamon packed in a spread done in less than 20 minutes from REAL FOODS – all natural and beautiful… what’s there not to love!?

This jam isn’t just some plain old boring grandma’s jam. It’s a beautifully balanced meal and perfect for breakfast. A super HEALTHY spread that your whole family will love.

Enjoy!

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam with Lime and Cinnamon
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Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is the perfect healthy alternative to conventional jam. It’s made with WHOLE FOOD ingredients, loaded with delightful fruity flavor and many nutrients. Enriched with lime and cinnamon, refined sugar-free, this jam is a delicious way to enjoy healthy breakfast every day

Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Keyword Breakfast, chia jam, chia seeds, lime, strawberry
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 376 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries washed, and sliced
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place sliced strawberries and maple syrup into a medium sized sauce pan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Directly in the pan, mash strawberries using a fork or a potato masher.
  4. Turn off the heat and stir in chia seeds, lime juice, lime zest and cinnamon. Mix well.

  5. Remove from the heat and leave the mixture to rest for additional 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

  6. Add more syrup to taste, if necessary.
  7. Cool completely before putting into a sealable container and place in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
Amount Per Serving (1 jar)
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 673mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 74g 25%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 50g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin C 207.1%
Calcium 28.3%
Iron 16.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam with Lime and Cinnamon

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14 Comments

  1. How fun is that. Love that the chia seeds help bind and lessen the sugar in the jam.

  2. This looks so delicious!! I’ve never made my own jam but I have been wanting to try! I don’t eat much of it, but my husband loves grape jelly on his toast..maybe I could get him to switch to a healthier jam 🙂

  3. I make a strawberry chia jam that I am ADDICTED to. I put it on everything. I’ll have to try yours!

  4. I love chia seed jam and it’s so interesting how you added lime and cinnamon! Sounds delicious!

  5. I love this! It looks so delicious and easy to make!

  6. This would be fun for a mother’s day brunch. I like the cinnamon and strawberry combo

  7. So happy that strawberry season is here! This strawberry chia seed jam looks so delicious! Perfect on our morning toast!

  8. I would have never thought about combining chia seed and strawberry but it would make for a different texture! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Looks amazing! I love strawberries and cinnamon, delicious combination

  10. Yesss! We make strawberry chia jam all the time in our house, especially in the spring and early summer when we can get fresh picked berries. I love it b/c my son is in a PB&J phase right now and using chia jam lets me upgrade his sandwich a bit.

  11. Ohhhh I just got some fresh strawberries from the Farmer’s Market that I’ll have to make this with. It looks sooooo good.

  12. A combination both strawbery and chia seed has many benefit: antioxidants & Omega-3 fatty acids good for our heart. Very helpful for older people. Great! Thank you

  13. Hey! How long would this last in a sealed jam jar and whether it’s best kept in the fridge or cupboard? Thanks!

    • Up to week or two. If it’s sealed good in a glass jar, up to a month. But you have to keep it refrigerated or it will get spoiled because it doesn’t have any preservatives. It’s all natural.

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