No cook triple berry chia jam is super easy to make and can be made ahead of time and used throughout the week! I love chia jam as a healthy alternative to sugary store bought jam. You can use healthy chia jam on toast, and in many different recipes that call for jam as a replacement.
I made this no cook chia jam recipe because I wanted to retain all the healthy benefits! A lot of chia jam is made over the stove, and you lose out on all the antioxidants of the fruits by cooking them.
No cook chia seed jam with no sugar is great because you'll keep all the healthy fruit benefits and the chia seed benefits! Chia jam is baby, toddler, and mom friendly! As a registered dietitian, I have been giving my toddler chia seeds since she was 6 months old.
NO COOK CHIA JAM INGREDIENTS
My healthy chia jam recipe has only 3 ingredients and will take less than 15 minutes to make!
- Chia seeds. I get the giant bag for a really good deal at costco!
- Triple berry blend. I used a frozen berry mix of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. You can use either fresh or frozen berries. Just make sure to thaw the berries completely before adding chia seeds if you choose frozen!
- Honey or maple syrup. I use raw honey in my chia seed jam. Since mine is not heated, you will not destroy the beneficial compounds that raw honey has.
WHY IS CHIA JAM HEALTHY?
As a registered dietitian, I frequently recommend clients to switch out jam in any recipe for homemade chia seed jam.
Chia Jam Healthy Benefits:
- Excellent for gut health. Chia and fruit are high in antioxidants and fiber which mean great gut health! And great gut health is essential for a healthy weight and glowing clear skin.
- Great for weight loss! Chia seeds and fruit are filled with fiber, which keep you a lot more full and satisfied than sugar filled jam preserves.
- Can help with hormone balance! Fiber binds excess estrogen in our guts. As women, we want to clear the excess estrogen out as much as we can.
- Get great skin! Healthy skin starts in your gut! For clear skin, focus the most on what you're putting inside your body and healing your gut first.
HOW LONG DOES CHIA JAM LAST IN THE FRIDGE?
Chia seeds, once jelled, will last up to 5 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Dry chia seeds on the other hand, can last months in the fridge. Make sure to make only as much no cook chia jam as you can use since it does not last for a very long time.
STOREBOUGHT JAM VS HOMEMADE CHIA SEED JAM
Store bought jam is loaded with sugars! Keep in mind, adults only need a maximum of 25 grams of added sugars per day. Ideally, we shouldn't eat any added sugar at all!
Ingredients: Blackberries, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Fruit Pectin, Citric Acid.
Serving size: 2 tbsp
Added sugars: 18g
(from Smucker's website)
My No Cook Chia Jam
Ingredients: Organic Mixed Berries, Chia Seeds, Raw Honey.
Serving size: 2 tbsp
Added sugars: 1g
HOW TO MAKE NO COOK CHIA JAM
My triple berry no cook chia jam is SUPER easy to make! This recipe is a small batch, so use my recipe card to adjust the size based on how much you think you would use up in a week. Or, you can make a huge batch and freeze it all in containers to pull out when you want it!
STEP 1: THAW FRUIT
To make my no cook berry chia jam, thaw out 2 cups of frozen mixed berries. I like to let mine thaw naturally to preserve the maximum amount of nutrients in the berries.
Some of the vitamins in the berries will degrade when heated (like if you defrosted them in the microwave, or cooked it over the stove).
STEP 2: PUREE BERRIES
Once your berries have defrosted, or if you are using a mix of fresh berries, use an immersion blender to puree your berries completely. Or, add your berries to a blender and blend until pureed, like I did in my video in the recipe card below.
STEP 3: ADD CHIA SEEDS AND GEL
Next, add 3 tablespoons chia seeds any any optional sweetener like honey or maple syrup to your pureed berries.
Whisk the mixture with a fork to combine completely.
Wait 5-10 minutes for the chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid form the fruit.
Whisk the mixture again and now you have super healthy chia seed jam!
NO COOK CHIA SEED JAM STORAGE
Store your triple berry chia seed jam in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days..
Frequently asked questions about my no cook chia jam recipe.
How do I made no cook chia jam vegan?
Simply replace the honey with maple syrup, or leave out sweetener all together. Fruit and chia seeds are both vegan friendly ingredients.
Can I make chia jam with blueberry instead of all three berries?
Yes! You can use all blueberries, blackberries, or any kind of berry! Follow the same steps for a no cook blueberry chia jam in any flavor that you like!
Can you freeze chia seed jam?
Yes! You can add chia seed jam to airtight freezer containers and freeze it for up to a year.
Chia seed jam needs to be used within 1 week of making it, so if you aren't going to use that much, freezing is a good option for preservation.
More Healthy No Cook Chia Seed Recipes:
- Strawberry Chia Pudding
- Golden Chia Pudding
- Pomegranate Raspberry Chia Pudding
- Matcha Chia Pudding
- Blueberry Chia Pudding
- Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding
- Rainbow Chia Pudding
- Pink Pitaya Chia Pudding
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No Cook Chia Seed Jam
- Immersion blender
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
- 3 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup
How to make no cook chia jam:
- Thaw out 2 cups of frozen mixed berries in a bowl. Or, chop up 2 cups of fresh mixed berries.
- Use an immersion blender to puree your berries completely. Or, you can puree your berries in a food processor or blender.
- Add 3 tablespoons chia seeds and 1 tablespoon honey or other optional sweetener.Mix well with a fork to combine.
- Allow your chia seed jam to rest for 5-10 minutes while the chia seeds soak up fluid from the fruit.
- Your chia seed jam should be thick like jam now and is ready to store.
MMM it looks so delicious and I love how it's packed with berries! I really need to try making chia jam soon.
I love homemade jam and make it all the time - and it's a no brainer when you look at the nutritional profile of a store bought jam! I love the use of different berries here - the more, the better in my book. And thanks for the tip on omega-3 fats in chia seeds - super interesting!! Hope you've been well x
Chia seed jam is so easy to make and a great healthier option to regular jam!
Hope you've been well too!! I'll have to try your chia jam next!! 🙂