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stirring strawberry chia jam in a glass jar

4 Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam

This 4 ingredient strawberry chia jam is incredibly easy to make and tastes better than anything you'll find at the store. It is made with fresh strawberries, chia seeds, maple syrup, and lemon juice. The recipe is refined sugar free, paleo, and vegan.
Course Breakfast, Condiment
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 ounces
Calories 26kcal



  • In a medium saucepan, combine the strawberries and syrup over medium heat. After about 5 minutes, the strawberries will begin to release their juices. Use a potato masher to smash them down.
  • Add the chia and lemon juice and reduce the heat to medium-low. Continue cooking, uncovered, stirring every few minutes or so. After about 30 minutes, the mixture will have thickened quite a bit.
  • Remove it from the heat now, as it will continue thickening as it cools.
  • Let the jam cool down for 10 to 15 minutes before transferring to another vessel or jar.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.


  1. Use a potato masher to mash the strawberries in the saucepan. 
  2. You can adjust the sweetness of the jam. Simply taste towards the end of the cook time. You can always add maple syrup or a little extra lemon juice.
  3. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan as you stir to ensure nothing gets stuck on the bottom and burns.
  4. Feel free to swap out the strawberries for another berry and adjust the sweetness accordingly. If you are using raspberries, you will most likely need a little extra maple syrup.


Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g