Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam

Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam is a quick and delicious way to use up ripe strawberries! With minimal added sugar and nutrients from the chia seeds, add this to oatmeal, yogurt, toast, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Perhaps there will be a time when I can a) have the know-how to do yard work, and b) enjoy it. Right now, it’s neither. Words can’t explain how happy I was to see our Home Owners’ Association go around and weed/put down new mulch. Thank goodness there was already some landscaping done when we moved in last year, because I can barely manage to keep our potted flowers alive!

The same hope-I-like-it-later theory applies to homemade jam. I applaud you, if you make homemade jam on the regular. Maybe it seems daunting because I’ve never taken the time to learn, but canning in general intimidates me!

So, here we are, with the next best thing: Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam.

Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam is a quick and delicious way to use up ripe strawberries! With minimal added sugar and nutrients from the chia seeds, add this to oatmeal, yogurt, toast, etc. The possibilities are endless!

After buying a jumbo pack of strawberries from Costco and noticing that they were approaching the Freeze Now or Forever Regret Tossing Them stage, I figured I would make jam instead! I had done it once before with a recipe from Athletic Avocado. This time, I only had strawberries (as opposed to strawberries and blueberries), but chia jam is cool like that. It doesn’t matter what fruits you have, as long as you add a few other ingredients!

This is as foolproof as it gets, guys. After tossing whole strawberries into a saucepan, just sit (or stand) and smell the roses sweet, sweet aroma of strawberries cooking over medium heat. Every once in a while, mash the strawberries with the back of a wooden spoon or potato masher, which will not only further prep your jam, but bring on even MORE delicious smells. Move over, Yankee Candle. Fresh strawberry chia jam is in the works!

Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam is a quick and delicious way to use up ripe strawberries! With minimal added sugar and nutrients from the chia seeds, add this to oatmeal, yogurt, toast, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Once your hot saucepan of strawberry goodness is removed from heat, stir in the chia seeds, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Finally, pour the fresh jam into mason jars. THAT’S IT. I’m not kidding. Store your jam in the fridge, and enjoy it pretty much all the time:

  • Spread on top of cheese and crackers
  • On peanut butter toast
  • Mixed into a smoothie
  • On top of yogurt and granola
  • Stirred into oatmeal

Nothing beats fresh homemade recipes, especially if the dishes are foolproof AND taste amazing. The next time you get a hold of some strawberries, try your hand at making strawberry chia jam!

Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam is a quick and delicious way to use up ripe strawberries! With minimal added sugar and nutrients from the chia seeds, add this to oatmeal, yogurt, toast, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam is a quick and delicious way to use up ripe strawberries! With minimal added sugar and nutrients from the chia seeds, add this to oatmeal, yogurt, toast, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam

Preparation 5 minutes 2017-05-23T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 10 minutes 2017-05-23T00:10:00+00:00
Serves 1.5 to 2 cups     adjust servings

Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam is a quick and delicious way to use up ripe strawberries! With minimal added sugar and nutrients from the chia seeds, add this to oatmeal, yogurt, toast, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, leaves removed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions

Place strawberries in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until fruit breaks down. Mash strawberries with the back of a wooden spoon or a potato masher, until mixture reaches desired consistency.
In a small bowl, combine maple syrup and fresh squeeze lemon juice. Turn off heat and remove saucepan from heat. Stir in maple syrup and lemon juice mixture. Taste and add more syrup or juice to taste.
Stir in the chia seeds and let stand for 5 minutes, until thickened.
Transfer jam to mason jar or other container. Once jam has cooled to room temperature, cover and store in fridge.
Chia jam can be stored in refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

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Recipe Notes

The chia jam will not reach the firm consistency of regular jam, but will thicken as the jam chills in the fridge.

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Easy 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam is a quick and delicious way to use up ripe strawberries! With minimal added sugar and nutrients from the chia seeds, add this to oatmeal, yogurt, toast, etc. The possibilities are endless!

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Jess is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and yoga teacher. She enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for health and fitness with friends, family, clients, and readers.

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  • jess larson | plays well with butter

    April 8, 2017 at 8:44 am

    i can just taste the strawberries looking at these photos! need to make asap. also, WITH YOU on yard work…yuck. my hubby is the handy one around the house; i tell him i’ll just admire him as he does the chores outside 😉 xx

    1. Jess

      April 14, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Oh yaaaas every bite is full of them! Hahaha I’d do the same thing 😛 Ray doesn’t have time to be handy yet because he works so much!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    April 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

    What a great recipe! So simple,healthy and delicious!
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    1. Jess

      April 14, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Thanks, Julie! I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make!

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    April 9, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Super simple I love it!
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    1. Jess

      April 14, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Yes indeed, Deborah!!

  • Emily

    April 14, 2017 at 10:33 am

    WOW! This needs to happen soon; I’m going to keep this in mind because easy jam sounds like a dream.
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