Easy Berry Chia Seed Jam
One-bowl / one-pot
10 ingredients or less
(1 Tbsp per serving)
1 cup (150 g)frozen raspberries†
1 cup (150 g)frozen blueberries
2 Tbsp (21 g)
1 Tbsp (15 mL)apple juice
Make your own
- Thaw the berries in a saucepan on medium heat*. When softened, mash with a fork or spatula allowing some chunks to remain.
- Then stir in the chia seeds and juice. Remove from the heat and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes for the chia seeds to gel, stirring once halfway.
- Transfer to your jar, and enjoy on toast, on oatmeal, in breakfast parfaits, and more!
- †Using frozen berries are preferred to fresh because they release some juice when defrosted - this juice is then absorbed by the chia seeds to gel.
- * Alternatively, place the berries in a bowl and microwave at 600W for about 3 minutes, stopping to stir every minute.
- Store in an airtight container or mason jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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Nutrition per serving (1 Tbsp per serving)
Calories 11 kcal
|Total fat||0.4 g|
|Saturated fat||0.0 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||1.8 g|
|Dietary fiber||0.8 g|
|Total sugars||0.9 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||0 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.0 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||1.9 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin K||2 μg|
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Very delicious berry jam! i added a little more syrup, since the berries were quite acidic. It went perfectly with my dessert!
Suuuper easy to make and delicious in my morning porridge with some peanut butter 🏻
Can you can it in mason jars, by adding lemon juice and boil it in water for a set amount of time? Thank you very much!
This is one of my favourite recipes to just have mixed up in the fridge. Healthy and tasty, zero extra sugar, quick and easy to make, plus looks beautiful as a gift or when you entertain guests.
Love you so much! Cooking all sorts because of you :) made this and ies lovely. Lots of love from England
This jam is amazing. I made it with a frozen fruit mix and it was a success. I love that it is so full of flavour without being overly sweet
Love this nutritious recipe for my toddler's breakfast.
Delicious! Just the right amount of sweetness and so nourishing!
Easy and very tasty. Thanks for the idea and receipt. ♥️👌🏼
I really love this jam! It tastes so sweet and is easy to make, without many ingredients. Most jams need gelatin and pectin but this one does not. Perfect to spread on bagels or bread during breakfast, and makes a nice topping for dessert. Love it!
Hi ! I love this recipe.
I didn't have apple juice. So I used freshly squeezed orange juice instead. Just wondering if this means the jam might spoil more quickly? As I understand fresh juices spoil quickly... do you have any suggestions?
A healthy jam that sweetened my breakfast so many times. Thank you so much!
Super yummy recipe and with no sugar!
Such a cool alternative to jam!! I made this a couple times already! I love how easy it is, and the texture's really nice!
This jam recipe is a game changer! It brings a texture and freshness that elevates any PB&J ;)
I never had frozen berries but got a bag of frozen strawberries to make this, it's worth it. I actually used apple sauce instead of apple juice and it turned out alright. It was a bit liquid-ish so might need to try a few more times to find the best balance for me.
I had leftover frozen strawberries & blueberries so I made this. Not a fan of jams but this TOTALLY changed my mind. I did add some sugar to taste to offset the tartness (pls dont skip the juice! I used lemon for mine and it elevated the taste of the jam). This jam is so versatile. I tried it with peanut butter on toast & experimented with cheese on toast as well. Worth making!
I made this with strawberries and blueberries. I didn’t have apple juice, but I did have grape juice so I gave that a shot. Oh my goodness! I am truly done with regular jelly. And to know that *I* made it myself is a wonderful feeling. I could eat this right out the jar. Speaking of jars, I am now on the hunt for a pretty jar to be devoted to this. That’s how much I love it. I had it as an almond butter and jelly sandwich. I also had it as a snack (sliced bananas with a spoonful of vanilla yogurt and this jam)
I found this to be entirely too tart. Maybe due to the raspberries. Can honey be added? If so, whats a good amount? Is it better to change raspberries for a sweet fruit?
Hi! Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of the apple juice in this recipe? Would it matter if it was omitted? (side note: I've made this before and it was delicious!)
Hello!! What other fruits can i use to make this jam?
Hello , can I substitute the apple juice with something else?
This is so simple and easy, not to mention delicious and nutritious! Thank you! I have made it a couple of times now, and it only lasts me around two to three days - I use it on fresh bread, overnight oats, cooked oats and it is just so yummy!
I made this one with the only berries I had (cranberries) and it was so delicious! It was the perfect addition to my oatmeal and really helped me eat less sugar. I was having really bad sugar "withdrawal" cravings and this jam recipe hit the spot. Excited to try it with the intended berries (raspberries and blueberries).
I used to avoid jams and don't remember why I tried out this recipe. But it's so delicious! I'm afraid it'll become an all-time-favourite and I'll eat crispbread and peanutbutter just for the sake of topping it with this jam.
I love making this jam. It is such an easy recipe to make and the result is delicious. I love mine on oatmeal and toast!
I love this recipe! It’s so simple to make, sugar free and delicious. I have it with my morning oatmeal every day😘
I made this yesterday with fresh picked strawberries from our neighbor’s garden. Most delicious “jam” you’ll ever make!
I love the simplicity of this recipe! I made it even lazier by using a triple berry frozen mix (1 cup) that I microwave for 1 minute, then add in 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. I love that there's no sugar added and there's a bit of fiber from the chia. I literally make this every 1-2 weeks.
Very simple and not complicated. My daughter's favorite jam!! I don't use anything else. Full of flavor, no additives, and zero guilt. 10 out of 10!!
Love this jam! So healthy and easy to make. And an amazing substitute for store brought jam. And more so, as my toddler approves, she just finished the whole batch I whipped together this morning!
I used freshly squeezed lime juice instead of apple juice and that worked out well.
I have tried a lot of your recipes, thanks for such wholesome meal ideas. :)
What can be used in lieu of Apple juice? Can I use plain water If I don't have any kind of juice handy?
Wow, jam without sugar? Just wow, I'm sincerely impressed! 😁 Too bad it doesn't last longer, I'd make stocks of it!
I am so glad I found your youtube channel. Plants are what got me there first. I scrolled some more and found this. I never knew this existed until you. Added bonus is your soothing voice. I love a good nut and jelly sandwich but the sugars in jelly makes me so guilty. My son loves nutella and this is perfect. No added sugar and wholesome. Thank you so much!
Chia seeds need to be ground up so you can absorb the nutrients in them better. Also, cooking those berries destroys much of the vitamins in them. Not sure how much healthier this is compared to store bought jams 🙁
I cannot believe how easy, how fresh and how wonderful this recipe is! I continually use it for my own jellies and super gifts (quick)! I often substitute other berries/fruits and use lemon or lime juice, a dollop of honey or even a sweeter vinegar for the juice. Exceptional!
I’ve always avoided jam and marmalade, as they normally contain too much sugar and/or other strange preservatives (due to my type 1 diabetes). It hasn’t really bothered me, as I enjoy fruits and berries au naturel. However, I’m so glad that I found this recipe! It gives variety to my porridge toppings without any high sugar content. I use honey instead of apple juice, as I don’t consume the latter regularly. I still have to grow accustomed to the chia seeds😬
Question to PUL: would it work to freeze fresh, diced fruits/berries in order to use them according to the recipe? Sometimes I don’t find pre-frozen stuff that I would like...
Awesome job Sadia!