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Easy Chia Seed Jam

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Written by Abby

Skip the refined sugars with this easy chia seed jam made with 4 simple ingredients! Perfect on toast, in oatmeal, on charcuterie boards, and more. Vegan, gluten free, paleo, sweetened with dates.

Love jams and jellies, but don't always love all the refined sugar that comes with it? Yea, we feel you...which is why we bring to you today, this Easy Chia Seed Jam! Because you can have your cake (refined sugar free jelly) and eat it too.🥳 If you can slice some fruit and heat it on the stove, then you most definitely can make this recipe!

Why chia seed jam is so great

  • Made with minimal, wholesome ingredients, unlike commercially available jams/jellies that are loaded with added sugars, high fructose corn syrup, etc.
  • It's super versatile just like our medjool dates😊 and works with just about any juicy fruit of your liking!
  • Takes only 15 minutes to make and no canning is required 🎉
  • Sweetened naturally with Joolies date syrup and thickened with chia seeds (not refined sugar)!
  • Fresh or frozen fruit works perfectly so no need to rush to the store if you are out of fresh.
Easy Chia Seed Jam

Ingredients you'll need:

    1. Joolies Date Syrup
      • You can't stuff a date without a date! We love using our pitted option for these, but whole work just as well! Just be sure to remove the pit😉If you're running low on your stock of dates, you can buy some in bulk right here or in our 2 pack right here!
    2. Fresh or Frozen Fruit
      • Whether you have some fresh fruit on hand or some packed away in the freezer, both options work great. We went with strawberries here, but this recipe is 100% customizable! Blueberries, cherries, peaches, raspberries, any juicy fruit.
    3. Chia Seeds
      • This super seed thickens our jam instead of tons of added sugar like traditional jams. Plus, chia seeds have incredible health benefits being a superb source of omega 3-fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, and a 20% protein content.
    4. Lemon Juice
      • Adds a touch of brightness and compliments the flavors of the other ingredients. Feel free to omit or swap for a spice or herb.
If you make this date-sweetened chia seed jam recipe, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below! 

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 chia seed jam

Easy Chia Seed Jam

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time: 5 minutes
  • cook time: 10 minutes
  • total time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8-10
  • 1.5 cups fresh or frozen fruit
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-3 tbsp Joolies date syrup
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • juice of half a lemon


  1. Cut fruit (if needed). Place fruit in a small saucepan with water over medium heat, stirring often.

  2. Once fruit begins to bubble, mash with a fork or potato masher to desired consistency.

  3. Stir in chia seeds, date syrup, and lemon juice. Continue to cook for 5 minutes then remove from heat. 

  4. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes (it will also thicken more) before serving.

Store jam in an air-tight container in the fridge up to 1 week.