3-Ingredient Cherry Chia Seed Jam

Made with just 3 simple ingredients, this cherry chia seed jam is a healthy, lower sugar way to enjoy homemade jam.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Jam
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Chia Seed Jam, Healthy Cherry Chia Seed Jam
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Kelli McGrane, MS,RD


  • 2 cups pitted cherries fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 ½ tablespoons chia seeds


  • Place cherries in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until cherries have released some of their juices and can be easily smashed with a fork. Remove pan from heat.
  • Stir in chia seeds and maple syrup. Let sit for 5 minutes for the chia seeds to thicken.
  • If you like a thicker jam, at this point it’s ready to be stored in the fridge until you’re ready to use.
  • However, if you want a thinner jam (or don’t like the texture of chia seeds), place jam in a high powered blender and pulse 4-5 times, or until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Keep jam stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days.


Nutrition for approximately 1 tablespoon: 27 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 g carb, 1 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 0 g protein
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