Got berries? Make this mixed berry chia jam! It’s loaded with chia seeds, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. Delicious slathered on that morning toast or over oats. Homemade jam couldn’t be easier!
Hubby and I had a lovely staycation vacation last week and the weather couldn’t have been better!
I think it has been the nicest summer we’ve had in a long time. Aside from relaxing, we managed to get some odds and ends done around the house that has been on our to-do list, like clean the windows and stain the deck.
Actually, the staining wasn’t too bad. We put the paint brush on a broom handle and it made things so much easier. I even joked to hubby that I was almost having fun. Ha!
We enjoyed lots of good eats even had a fun hike and picnic at Cape Spear. We took fur baby and got lots of photogenic pics of him (as always).
Speaking of good eats, I’ve been constantly stuffing my mouth with all the berries. You too?
Between local farmer’s markets and the grocery store, every time I go I fill my cart with ’em.
They’re too hard to resist and they are a heck of a lot better for me than candy.
When I’m not enjoying as is, mixed berry chia jam is always a favourite!
Enjoy homemade jam? Check out this rhubarb jam with orange & ginger!
Why We Love Chia Jam
- Made with less than 10 ingredients
- Comes together in about 15 minutes
- You can use fresh or frozen berries
- It tastes so delicious!!
Can I Use Frozen Berries?
I used fresh berries because they were in season.
However, you can use frozen berries, but the cook time will take a little longer (as they will release excess moisture).
More Recipe Tips
Use a heavy-bottomed pot! I love to break out my small Dutch oven. It’s heavy so it’s less likely that the berries will stick (aka burn).
Don’t have the three types of berries I used here? Use what you have on hand!
Only want to use two types of berries, or even one? Go for it! Just make sure you use 3 cups in total.
Chop your strawberries a little before adding to pot so they break down a little easier.
Want your chia seed jam to be a little sweeter? Add more maple syrup to taste.
Let this homemade jam cool! It will thicken more as it cools.
Like your jam with a little more texture? Mash it less. Like it smoother? Mash it more. You do you!
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How to Enjoy
- Toast, of course! Speaking of toast, do you have to have anything on your toast before you put jam on there? Me? Butter. Always.
- Spoon it over Greek yogurt and add some mixed nuts for that mid afternoon snack or easy breakfast
- Make a crostini! Top some toasted baguette with goat cheese or ricotta and then a dollop of this chia seed jam. Crisped prosciutto would also be a lovely addition.
More Easy Berry Recipes
- Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries
- Triple Berry Ice Pops
- Baked Camembert with Berries, Thyme and Wine
Hope you love this mixed berry chia jam as much as we do.
If you make this fruit chia jam recipe, be sure to leave a comment below. Love to know how you enjoyed!
Mixed Berry Chia Jam
- 1 cup strawberries , stems removed and roughly chopped
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or more to taste)
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Combine strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, maple syrup, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-low heat
- Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often, for about 5 to 8 minutes or until berries have broken down slightly.
- Mash to desired consistency with potato masher or wooden spoon.
- Add chia seeds and stir to combine. Cook 5 minutes more, stirring often. Mixture will thicken a little more as it cools. Makes roughly 1.25 cups. Allow to cool (jam will further thicken as it cools), portion into a storage jar, cover and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy within a few days to a week.
- Use a heavy-bottomed pot! I love to break out my small Dutch oven. It’s heavy so it’s less likely that the berries will stick (aka burn).
- I used fresh berries here and that’s what I recommend. You could use frozen berries, but the cook time will take a little longer as they will release excess moisture.
- Chop your strawberries a little before adding to pot so they break down a little easier.
- Want your chia seed jam to be a little sweeter? Add more maple syrup to taste.
- Like your jam with a little more texture? Mash it less. Like it smoother? Mash it more. You do you!
Nutrition (ESTIMATE ONLY)
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 Serving.
Nutrition information (if provided) is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an estimate only. Ingredients can vary and Girl Heart Food makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.