Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds – (No refined sugar)

Making strawberry jam is easy with chia seeds instead of pectin plus no refined sugar for a healthy strawberry  jam anyone can make.

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Strawberry Jam made with chia seeds instead of pectin.

Formerly, I was scared to death about the thought of making my own jam, although I was also longing to do it. The thought of using pectin and then canning the jam just seemed too much for me. Then I saw recipes for strawberry jam made with chia seeds. Instantly my fear of pectin was wiped away. I did not have to use it. Second my love of mason jars was helping to alleviate my fear of canning. Additionally, there are so many Youtube videos that will walk you through the process.

No refined sugar in this easy homemade strawberry jam

As soon as I actually tried to make my own strawberry jam with chia seeds, I realized how ridiculous my fears where. I quickly realized how easy the jam is to make. Really, anyone can make strawberry jam using chia seeds. In fact, I would almost say it is foolproof. The best part was that I controlled the sugar content. Actually I used agave instead of sugar, no refined sugar in this recipe. You will find this is not a sweet jam. If you would like more sweetness, add another tablespoon of agave.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam - easy, healthy, low sugar

This recipe makes enough for one jar of jam so there is no need to can it at all. However, feel free to double and triple the recipe. Then you can can it to enjoy throughout the year. Check out Youtube for videos that walk you through the process of preserving the jam by canning it. Otherwise, enjoy this delicious homemade strawberry jam on toast or use it in my next delicious recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Pie. I am sure you are going to love it.

Gluten Free, No refined sugar, easy homemade strawberry jam


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Strawberry Jam made with chia seeds instead of pectin.

Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds

Servings 12 servings
Calories 23 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


  • 1 pt strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds


  1. Place strawberries and agave in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook until strawberries are soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Mash strawberries then cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat.
  5. Stir in chia seeds and let sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour into air-tight containers.
  7. Refrigerate overnight.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 2 tbsp.

I calculated 1 Weight Watcher Smartpoint.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 23 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Strawberry Jam made with Chia Seeds, no refined sugar, easy, healthy ingredients

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  1. Courtney Francisco says
    After the jam has been refrigerated overnight, what is the shelf life of it? And does it need to remain refrigerated? Obviously once it is opened, but can I make many jars and dry store them until I need them? Thank you for a great healthier alternative!!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Courtney, The jam should last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator or freeze it for up to 3 months. Yes you can follow proper canning procedures to preserve the jam.


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