Cherry Chia Seed Jam

Love jam but worried about the sugar content? Try this chia seed jam! Chia seeds are a great way to thicken jam without using pectin or a ton of sugar. You can use any fruit but I particularly like to use cherries. You can use your sweetener of choice such as maple syrup, agave or honey.

The chia seeds make the jam really thick and luxurious – sweet, sticky jammyness! (chia seeds are super good for you as they are naturally high in fibre, protein and anti-oxidants!)

This jam is really delicious on fresh toast, I used this jam as a topping for my cherry crumbles. Delish!

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  N/A servings
  5 minutes preparation time
  15 minutes cook time


  • 3 cups pitted cherries
  • 2.5 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


  1. Pit the cherries and chop a little.
  2. Add pitted cherries and maple syrup/agave into a medium-sized saucepan.
  3. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 10 mins, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in chia seeds and cook until thickened, about 5 mins.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the almond extract.


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