Fruit and Chia Seed Jam

100% Fruit and Chia Seed Jam - A healthy alternative, sugar-free, vegan, keto and delicious

Looking for a healthy and delicious alternative to jam? This fruit-packed chia seed spread is perfect on toast or stirred into yogurt. See the section above for 6 fun flavour combinations!


  • 2 cups of fruit (see the section above for suggestions)
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds


  1. Mix the fruit and ground chia in a small saucepan. The fruit should be chopped into bite-sized chunks, but it doesn’t need to be peeled. Apple and pear skin will add fibre!
  2. Bring the fruit to a boil, then simmer until everything is soft. Soft fruit, like berries and peaches, don’t need to simmer for more than a minute. Apples might need to cook for 5 minutes. You can also cook the fruit in the microwave, just follow your manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. The cooked fruit can be left chunky, however, I usually pulse it a few times with my immersion blender until it’s a smooth spread.
  4. Serve right away or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


  • This fruit spread is perfect for fermenting. See the section above for information on how to add a dose of probiotics.
  • If the spread isn’t sweet enough for your taste, then feel free to stir in a bit of honey or maple syrup. It will still have WAY less sugar than commercial jam.

Keywords: Jam, Jelly, sugar-free, gluten-free, gelatin-free, pectin-free, simple, zero-waste, summer, fall, winter, spring, 2 ingredients, 10 minutes or less