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Easy Homemade Strawberry Chia Jam

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Recipe sponsored by Wish Farms.

Making jam at home may sound intimidating, but it can be really simple. This easy homemade strawberry jam is made with just 4 ingredients and can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months!

Whether you’re spreading on toast, topping off waffles or enjoying on a parfait, this go-to jam recipe will become a staple in your house.

Nutrition Tip: These little superfood seeds soak up liquid to form a gel. They’re also packed with a kind of omega-3 fats called ALA that may help keep cholesterol levels and blood pressure at healthy levels.

Easy Homemade Strawberry Chia Jam

Easy Homemade Strawberry Chia Jam

Making jam at home may sound intimidating, but it can be really simple. This easy homemade strawberry jam is made with just 4 ingredients and can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months! Whether you’re spreading on toast, topping off waffles or enjoying on a parfait, this go-to jam recipe will become a staple in your house.

Yield: 1.5 - 2 cups
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 Oz. strawberries, leaves hulled, chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat large saucepan over medium heat. Add strawberries and maple syrup, cover and let simmer 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until berries begin to break down. Increase heat and bring to a gentle boil. Cook 5 minutes, lightly mashing berries as they break down.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently and mashing, until thickened.
  3. Add chia seeds and vanilla, and let cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Transfer to airtight jar or container. Seal and store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

2 Comments on Easy Homemade Strawberry Chia Jam

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  1. Hi! I like to soak my chia before eating them so they are easier on the tummy. Im curious could they be soaked in water over night and then added to jam? If so how long would the jam be good for in the fridge? Ty!

    • Hi Tiara! The chia seeds soak up the extra liquid that’s released from the strawberries in this recipe and thickens up the jam. I haven’t tested with presoaked chia seeds but would imagine you’d end up with a runnier jam since the seeds wouldn’t soak up that extra liquid.

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