Blackberry Chia Jam

Have you heard about people making jam out of chia seeds? Well it is pretty genius. And probably the easiest thing I have made in a long time! Once the chia seeds are combined with a little warm water they form into a gel like consistency which is pretty perfect for making a natural jelly. Combine that with fruit and sweetener and you have yourself homemade jam in under 3 minutes of prep time. It only takes about an hour to really come together but I let mine sit overnight. 

Blackberry Chia Jam

I went for blackberry jam since we had blackberries in the house but this recipe would be perfect with any berries. I think I will try strawberry next time.

blackberry chia jam ingredients

Making jam from chia seeds is seriously so simple to do and is a much faster process than cooking the fruit down with sugar to make a jam. Plus you are getting the added nutrients found in Chia seeds. Chia is great for a little added energy and helps keep the belly full.

Bob's red mill chia seeds

Once you combine the ingredients it looks like it is ready to eat but it’s best to wait a little bit of time to let the chia seeds really expand and become soft. 

how to make blackberry chia seed jam

The next morning I made a quick batch of biscuits and tried out the jam. It was a hit in our house and now we have a fun new recipe to share with friends.

breakfast with jam

Jam on biscuits

Have you tried making chia jam? What do you think?

Blackberry Chia Jam

Blackberry Chia Jam


  • 1 Cup of Blackberries
  • 1 Tablespoon of Bob's Red Mill Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon of Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Syrup


  1. Pulse all ingredients in a blender until combined.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

This is a sponsored post with Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions are my own. 


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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  1. Bri, this looks amazing! My kids are obsessed with Chia seeds so I might have to give it a try. Definitely pinning!


    1. Yes, give it a try and let me know what you think!

  2. Umm… delish! I never thought to do this, and this is clearly easier (and healthier) than traditional jam! Yum!

    1. And so simple!

  3. Amy

    Maybe I’m being dense, but what do you mean by syrup? Maple? Simple? Thanks! Looking forward to trying this and putting it on my oatmeal tomorrow 🙂

    1. I used maple syrup. Any sweetener should work fine though. Thank you for asking! Let me know what you think.

      1. Dawn

        Pure maple syrup? Could I use honey? I can’t wait to try this.

        1. Yes you can use honey or any sweetener you’d like. Thank you!

  4. I have yet to use a chia seed. This may be the push I need!

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