Mixed Berry Chia Jam

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In Under 20 Minutes!

I made the most lovely discovery last last while browsing Etsy for food photo props. I was looking at some antique silverware and suddenly I remembered – I had my Mom’s old silverware collection packed away downstairs! I remember taking it, her fine china set and crystal glass ware thinking I’d rarely have an opportunity to use them. Although I do bust out the china from time to time for a family dinner. But the silverware hasn’t been polished in ages, probably sad for some, but not this girl! I opened up the box and discovered to my delight, 3 stacks of lovely, tarnished forks, spoons, serving utensils, and every spoon and fork for every occasion (I have no understanding of how that works). Absolute food photography gold and so meaningful to me to be able to use them. So I obviously used them in my shoot the following day.

I was so happy to see how well they looked in this staging for the Mixed Berry Jam! Just the right amount of rustic and went so perfectly with this somewhat country-ish picnic scene? I just realized that’s kind of what it looks like.

I also couldn’t be happier with how amazing this jam turned out! Considering it took me less than 20 minutes to make front to back and now we have a delicious, refined sugar free topping for our toast for the week – who doesn’t love fresh jam?

I used fresh berries for mine but you could use frozen if you prefer and just skip the blending part altogether, and add it all to the pan but I had some lovely fresh berries on hand.

I decided I needed to try it out as soon as it was done – you know, for the blog. I toasted a nice piece of fresh sourdough rye, put a nice spread of goat’s cheese and a heavy spoonful of jam, pure perfection!


Mixed Berry Chia Jam

Pancakes, toast, oatmeal – So many options to top with this easy to make Mixed Berry Chia Jam! Refined Sugar Free

  • Author: Tanya Bates
  • Prep Time: 5 Min
  • Cook Time: 10 Min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Standard Mason Jar


  • 3 Cups of Mixed Berries (I used fresh strawberries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • 1/3 Cup of Organic Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tbsp of Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Zest


  1. Put berries, maple syrup, lemon juice and zest in a blender and blend until fully combined
  2. Transfer mixture to a medium pot, and add chia seeds
  3. Simmer on low-medium with a lid on the pot for approx 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool, transfer to air tight jar or container


*Jam should last in the fridge for 5 days stirred in an air tight container


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