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Strawberry Chia Jam

This strawberry chia jam is a made with simple ingredients like strawberries, chia seeds, maple syrup, and lime. The chia seeds help to thicken the strawberries to make them jelly-like, so you can have homemade jam without the long canning process - a yummy recipe from Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook by A Couple Cooks
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 305kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 2 cups frozen strawberries*
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice plus zest 1 large lime
  • 6 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds


  • In a small skillet, add the strawberries, lime juice and 2 Tbsp water. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. About halfway through the simmering time, begin breaking down the berries by smashing them with a fork into a chunky but uniform texture.
  • Once the berries are broken down, stir in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, chia seeds, and lime zest until combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Turn off the heat. Let the skillet sit for about 5-7 minutes until the chia seeds thicken the jam.
  • Transfer to a jar and refrigerate; the texture will set even further when chilled.


  • Storage: Stores refrigerated for up to 2 weeks (chia jam is not shelf stable)
  • Frozen vs. fresh*: One pound of fresh strawberries can be substituted for 2 cups frozen strawberries, which cuts the simmering time to around half


Serving: 1g | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin C: 89.2mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 2mg