chia seed jams

July 9, 2013

60 second chia jams (vegan, pectin free, gluten free AND delicious!) (3)

hi friends! today i’m sharing with you a really yummy and super easy recipe for chia seed jam. i made three different kinds yesterday in less than 10 minutes! thanks to the the gel-ifying goodness of chia seeds, these jams have only a few ingredients and are vegan, pectin free, gluten free, super easy AND delicious!

you’ll quickly see that the recipe is pretty simple. feel free to play around with substituting different kinds of berries and sweeteners (honey, agave, maple syrup, etc). you can also play with adding different flavorings, spices and citrus notes!

60 second chia jams (vegan, pectin free, gluten free AND delicious!) (1)

first up is what might be my favorite (though it’s hard to choose): blackberry maple chia seed jam. and since i can see you’re eying my delicious biscuits, i’ll go ahead and tell you that i used my all time favorite vegan 2 ingredient biscuit recipe. i’m telling you folks, this snack (or meal) couldn’t get any easier!

blackberry maple chia seed jam

ingredients:
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 tbs chia seed
- 1 tbs warm water
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp maple flavoring

directions:
add all of the ingredients to a food processor and mix to desired consistency. slightly blending it will give it a jam consistency while blending it more will give it a jelly consistency. pour mixture into a glass jar and place in the refrigerator for 60 minutes before serving.

60 second chia jams (vegan, pectin free, gluten free AND delicious!) (4)

in my opinion, nothing tastes more like summer than strawberry jam. this one turned out so well and would be the perfect jam to use on biscuits, cornbread, pancakes and more!

strawberry lemon chia seed jam

ingredients:
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 tbs chia seed
- 1 tbs warm water
- 1 tbs agave syrup
- 1 tsp lemon juice

directions:
add all of the ingredients to a food processor and mix to desired consistency. slightly blending it will give it a jam consistency while blending it more will give it a jelly consistency. pour mixture into a glass jar and place in the refrigerator for 60 minutes before serving.

60 second chia jams (vegan, pectin free, gluten free AND delicious!) (5) 60 second chia jams (vegan, pectin free, gluten free AND delicious!) (6)

since blueberries have a more mild taste, i think adding the vanilla really seemed to round this one out well. it turned out to be sweet, summery and super yummy.

blueberry honey chia seed jam

ingredients:
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tbs chia seed
- 1 tbs warm water
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tsp vanilla

directions:
add all of the ingredients to a food processor and mix to desired consistency. slightly blending it will give it a jam consistency while blending it more will give it a jelly consistency. pour mixture into a glass jar and place in the refrigerator for 60 minutes before serving.

60 second chia jams (vegan, pectin free, gluten free AND delicious!) (2)

it’s a good thing these are so easy to make because i promise, they won’t last long!

hope you all have a fabulous 4th of july, i’ll see you back here on friday! xox, bonnie

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  • Carly | July 10, 2013

    So cool! How long will these guys last in the fridge?

  • hey carly! i think they’ll last at least 2 weeks in the fridge. enjoy!

  • Debbie | July 11, 2013

    Can these be frozen or do they have to be eaten fresh?

  • hey debbie! i haven’t tried freezing them, but i’m sure it would work great! let us know how it works out if you try it. :) xox

  • This is awesome! I was just saying to my SO today that I used to love jam but never buy it anymore because it’s so bad for you. I can’t wait to make some of this!

  • Lisa | July 18, 2013

    What happens if you can these? Does the cooking do anything to the taste or chia seeds?

  • These look AMAZING! Very clever idea and I’ve just shared it on Pintrest. I’m going to try one tonight but just wonder how much this actually makes. The only appropriate jar I have left in the cupboard is a 500ml (almost 17oz) so is that about double the recipe?

  • hey lisa! i haven’t tried canning them. let us know if you do!

  • Just made this jam with fresh peaches and used 1/2 C zylitol for the sweetener. I also ground up the chia seeds in my coffee grinder and cooked the blended peaches. ohhhhh yummmmm! This was a great idea to use chia seeds!!!! Thanks for the recipes! I also made the strawberry lemon version and it was yummy too!

  • Katherine | July 28, 2013

    I made the blackberry maple jam this weekend. It was and still is so flavourful. I can’t believe how easy it is. Legendary recipe! Thank you so much. Keep up the great work.

  • Trudsy | August 14, 2013

    How long can you keep this jam?

    Thank

  • Hi!! This jam was amazing i made some the other day and used it with a cake i made :D on my blog is the picture, thanks so much for the share!!

  • Sonja | August 29, 2013

    have you processed this? if so how long in the steamer canner?

  • NIce! thanks for th tips.

  • Auburn | January 7, 2014

    Can you use frozen berries as well as fresh?

  • hi auburn, i haven’t tried using frozen berries so i’m not sure? let us know if you try them!

  • Hi Auburn and Bonnie,

    Frozen berries work a treat! The warm water defrosts them a little. This is a fabulous recipe.

  • I was wondering what raspberry jam and chia seeds would taste like- sure would be easy to try!

  • Paula | March 22, 2014

    Fantastic recipes that sound wickedly good. Going to make all of them today as I work for a vegan surgeon who loves his sweets. Thanks!

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