Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Homemade, no cook strawberry Chia Seed Jam served on a crustless sandwich with peanut butter.

Use fresh strawberries to make this easy, no cook strawberry chia seed jam.  It’s great on toast for breakfast.  It’s perfect in a peanut butter sandwich.

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Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Embrace strawberry season with some fresh, easy strawberry chia seed jam.  This recipe is sweet, delicious and fruit packed.  It takes 10 minutes to make and is a no-cook recipe; woot! woot!  Not having to turn on the stovetop or the oven during the summer months is always a win-win, but it’s still fun to be in the kitchen creating and playing with food flavors.

This recipe is great to make with the kids in the morning.  Then you can enjoy it together at lunchtime, snack time or on summer picnics.

The chia seeds, known as part of the super food group, serve as a natural thickening agent that happens to be jam packed with goodness.

I love that I can make this for the week, control the amount of sugar and replace granulated sugar with honey.

How to use your homemade Jam?

This quick and easy strawberry jam alternative is delicious and a perfect processed jelly replacement in all of your favorite jam eating ways; on toast, in sandwiches, on crackers, in recipes, etc. 

When my daughter was in elementary school she was not a typical sandwich eater and I had to get creative.  If she did eat a sandwich it had to be crustless and was typically filled with lunch bite alternatives.  We used to call them UFO’s, the name simply made a sandwich eating way more fun to eat.  I have included the link below so you can see some of our favorite fillings.

Here’s a printable version of the Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam recipe for your convenience.  

Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Homemade, no cook strawberry Chia Seed Jam served on a crustless sandwich with peanut butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Wash and hull the strawberries. Pat them dry, or let them dry. Slice the strawberries.

Place the strawberries into a food processor or blender and blend until the strawberries are in a pureed state.

Add the vanilla extract and honey. Mix the three ingredients together a little more in the food processor or blender.

Pour the mixture into a bowl. Fold the chia seeds into the pureed strawberry mixture.

Place the entire strawberry chia seed jam into a mason jar or other airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for at least two hours before using.

Notes

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More about this recipe:

How long does it last in the refrigerator?  You can keep your easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.  

Can you freeze this jam?  Yes you can!

Lessons for Kids:  Even the simplest of recipes has great lessons for the kiddos.  Here’s a few to share…

  • Preparing fruit
  • Hulling strawberries
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Folding
  • Blender and/or food processor safety
  • Following directions
  • Natural thickening agents

Here’s an easy and fun way to use your easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam.  When you link through, you’ll find a few other healthy sandwich filler options to explore.

Crustless, circular sandwich pockets made with a round cookie cutter, stuffed and closed by using a fork to pinch the edges. The sandwiches are filled with a combo of peanut butter and fresh fruit or veggie cream cheese, ranch dressing and fresh veggies like cucumbers.

Healthy Crustless Sandwich Link 

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