Easy 5 Ingredient Chia Jam (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 small jar Categories: Breakfast, Soups/Sides
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This quick and easy to make chia jam is so delicious and requires just a handful of ingredients. It is really good on toast, in porridge and even in desserts such as my Raspberry Brownie Bars and no bake snacks such as these Chocolate Peanut Butter and Jam Cups. It is super versatile and great to make a batch of and keep in the fridge to use in multiple recipes!

I have tried a few different versions of this including strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and mixed berry and I am confident that any version of berry would work in this jam recipe. Just remember to slice off any leaves that may be part of the berries. I intend to try it with plums and peaches too so will update you once I know if the method is the same!

This is a ‘healthier’ alternative to shop bought jams as it contains less refined sugar and no artificial preservatives like many do. This easy chia jam recipe is a great way to use up any berries you have in that need eating and is my favourite way to reduce food waste. Store this jam in a recycled glass jar in the fridge for up to five days.

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  • 2 large handfuls berries
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3 - 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • squeeze of lemon juice


  1. Roughly chop the berries, (removing any leaves), and add to a small saucepan
  2. Add the water, maple syrup and lemon juice and cook over a moderate heat until the liquid starts to boil
  3. Reduce to simmer and allow to cook for ten minutes, or until the liquid starts to reduce
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside to cool
  5. Use the back of a fork or a potato masher to squash the berries until they are mushy in consistency
  6. Stir in the chia seeds and leave the jam to set for another ten minutes


  1. G B

    How long will the jam last?
    Can it be put in an airtight jar and stores in the pantry?

    • Natasha Gelder

      Hey! This is more of a cheat’s jam so doesn’t have the same shelf life as jam made with a lot of sugar unfortunately! You would need to keep this in the fridge and use it within a week x


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