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Healthy Strawberry Jam Recipe

Healthy Strawberry Jam Recipe

  • Author: Chef Whitney Aronoff
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This healthy strawberry jam recipe is made with no refined sugar and no pectin.

Just three simple ingredients: strawberries, chia seeds, maple syrup.


  • 8 c (2 lbs) Strawberries, organic
  • 1/4 c Maple syrup
  • 1/4 c Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)


  • In a medium sauce pot, add strawberries, maple syrup and chia seeds. Bring to a boil, then down to a rolling simmer for 5 minutes. 
  • Use potato masher and mash fruit till soft and additional liquid forms. Bring back to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally so the jam doesn’t burn. 
  • Remove from stove. Mix in vanilla extract and let cool. Store jam in an air tight glass container for up to 2 weeks. 


Use fresh or frozen organic strawberries. 

This recipe is a great base. Try with blueberries, mixed berries and peaches. 

Makes 4 cup. Store in an air tight glass container for up to two weeks. 

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