3 Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam

Delicious to eat on its own or make it a classic and have it on a whole grain toast with peanut butter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Healthy Desserts
Keyword Strawberry Chia Jam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 30 kcal


  • 1 pound (2-3 cups or 16 oz. box) fresh strawberries look for ripe red ones
  • 2-4 Tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • 3-4 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice optional for tartness
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract optional


  1. Cut the strawberries into small cubes.
  2. Place the strawberries in a sauce pan with 2 Tsbp water (optional) on medium heat, cover and bring to a boil (7-10 minutes). The strawberries will first start breaking apart and liquifying. You can mash the strawberries further with a fork or potato masher or leave chunks depending on what you like.

  3. Add the lemon juice (optional); reduce the heat and boil for 5-7 minutes, until some of the water evaporates and the consistency thickens.
  4. Towards the end add the chia seeds and honey or maple syrup 1 Tbsp at a time, until desired sweetness is reached. Stir everything really well.
  5. Remove from heat and let it stand for about 10-15 minutes. If you prefer a thicker consistency add more chia seeds 1 Tbsp at a time. The jam will thicken further once it is refrigerated.
  6. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
  7. The jam tastes best, once it has cooled down and thickened and is delicious on a toast with some peanut butter.

Recipe Notes

* This makes about 3 cups of jam or 16 generous servings.

Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.