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20-Minute Homemade Strawberry Jam

Health-promoting chia seeds, which are powerhouses of protein and omega 3 fatty acids, are added to simmering fruit and gently cooked until they thicken to a jammy consistency. This makes a flavourful, almost “instant” jam that you can enjoy on muffins, bread, in cookies, ice cream or even swirled into cocktails.


  • 1 1/2 cups whole frozen strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whole chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for five minutes or just until the mixture starts to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly so the mixture doesn't stick.
  3. Once the jam has almost thickened to your liking, take the pan off the heat and let cool. It will thicken a bit more as it cools.
  4. Fill a container and store in the fridge.