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Recipe: Berry Chia Jam (Refined Sugar Free)

I never thought I would make my own jam. It seemed like a ton of work; I have memories of my Mom making massive batches of jam with fresh strawberries when I was a kid. I’m glad I decided to experiment and discovered how simple jam-making can be! We love this sweet berry jam on toast, millet squares, oatmeal, and more!

Berry Chia Jam (Refined Sugar Free)



  1. Add berries to a pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook berries until they start to break down and bubble (about 5 minutes).
  3. Cover the pot and simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes.
  4. If there are still whole berries remaining, mash them. (optional-see notes)
  5. Stir in date syrup and chia seeds. Simmer uncovered until the jam thickens (10-12 minutes).
  6. Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator. The jam will thicken after refrigeration.


  • Using fresh or defrosted fruit will speed up the process.
  • We usually like to use 2 cups of frozen raspberries with 2 cups of triple berry mix (blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries).
  • We have also made this jam using strawberries, blueberries, and other berry mixes depending on what we have on hand.
  • Mashing the berries is an extra optional step. We typically mash the berries when using larger frozen berries (ex: whole frozen strawberries), or when we see that some of the berries haven’t broken down fully.
  • We like to also make Peanut Butter and Jam Topping: 1/4 cup jam with 1 tbsp powdered peanut butter. Mix and enjoy!

© 2020 Plant Fit Meg

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