Easy Chia Seed Jam

Easy Chia Seed Jam

This Mixed Berry Keto Chia Seed Jam is the perfect way to enjoy fresh, homemade jam without all the extra carbs and sugar. Best of all it takes less than 15 minutes to make and only calls for 4 ingredients.

Ingredients in Mixed Berry Chia Jam

ingredients laid out to make homemade chia ham - strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, lemon juice, chia and sweetener

Ingredients Notes

  • Mixed berries: For this mixed berry chia seed jam, I used a mix of fresh strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. You can also use blueberries. Make individual jam flavors or mix and match all your favorite berries. (Try these Mini Keto Cheesecakes with Blueberries)Frozen berries will also work.

  • Lemon juice: The lemon juice adds a bright acidity to the chia jam. You can also use lime juice or orange juice.

  • Chia seeds: The chia seeds are used to thicken the jam. For a thicker jam, add 1 extra tablespoon of chia seeds (Try this Low Carb White Chocolate Bark)

  • Sweetener: My favorite low carb sweetener option is a mix of monkfruit and erythritol. (I use this brand) – code peace for 20% off. If you like a less sweet jam, cut the amount to ½ cup. If you are not worried about keeping the carbs low, you can also sweeten this using 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup.

How to make Chia Seed Jam

strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, sweetener, and lemon juice in a sauce pan

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1: Add the berries, sweetener and lemon juice to a large sauce pan over medium heat.

A sauce pan with homemade low carb mixed berry jelly

STEP 2: Cook, mashing and mixing the berries until thickened, about 20 minutes.

A sauce pan with homemade low carb mixed berry jelly with chia seeds

STEP 3: Remove from the heat and add in the chia seeds. Remove from burner, stirring occasionally, let cool on the stovetop, and then transfer to the refrigerator. 

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Storage: Store the mixed berry chia jam in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

  • Freezing: This low carb chia jam freezes very well. Let cool completely and then freeze for up to 3 months.

  • Sweetener: This recipe calls for 1 cup of sweetener. If you are not using raspberries and are using all sweeter berries like strawberries and blackberries, I recommend cutting the sweetener amount in half.

  • Add-ins: This chia seed jam is also great with a couple teaspoons of lemon or orange zest. It adds an extra burst of citrus flavor. You can also add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Lastly, you can add some warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg for a delicious fall flavored variation.

  • Getting the taste and texture right: If your jam is too thin, add more chia seeds. If your jam is too tart, add a little more sweetener.

a mason jar full of low carb jam, served with a white spoon and fresh berries next to it

Serving Suggestions for Keto Jam

a jar of homemade jam with a white spoon in it - fresh berries next to the jar

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze chia seed jam?

Yes! Chia seed jam freezes very well. Let cool completely before freezing. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Can you can chia seed jam?

While chia seed jam is a great alternative to traditional jam, I do not recommend canning it.

How long does chia seed jam last?

Chia seed jam will last in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Is sugar free jam keto?

No! Most store-bought sugar free jams are still quite high in carbs. Sugar free does not always mean low carb.

Can you use frozen berries to make chia jam?

Yes, frozen berries will work just great to make chia seed jam.

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a mason jar full of low carb jam, served with a white spoon and fresh berries next to it

Mixed Berry Chia Jam



  • Author:
    Kyndra Holley

  • Total Time:
    20 minutes

  • Yield:
    3 cups

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free

Description

This Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam is the perfect way to enjoy fresh, homemade jam without all the extra carbs and sugar. Best of all it takes less than 15 minutes to make and only calls for 4 ingredients. 


Ingredients


Units

  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup granular sweetener (I use this brand) code peace for 20% off
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


Instructions

  1. Add the berries, sweetener and lemon juice to a large sauce pan over medium heat. Cook, mashing and mixing the berries until thickened, about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and add in the chia seeds. Remove from burner, stirring occasionally, let cool on the stovetop, and then transfer to the refrigerator. 

Notes

  • Net carbs per serving: 1.3g
  • Storage: Store the mixed berry chia jam in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 
  • Freezing: This chia jam freezes very well. Let cool completely and then freeze for up to 3 months. 
  • Sweetener: This recipe calls for 1 cup of sweetener to make this low carb jam. If you are not using raspberries and are using all sweeter berries like strawberries and blackberries, I recommend cutting the sweetener amount in half. 
  • Add-ins: This chia seed jam is also great with a couple teaspoons of lemon or orange zest. It adds an extra burst of citrus flavor. You can also add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Lastly, you can add some warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg for a delicious fall flavored variation. 
  • Getting the taste and texture right: If your jam is too thin, add more chia seeds. If your jam is too tart, add a little more sweetener.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Condiment Recipes
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 13
  • Fat: .3g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.6g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: .3g

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