Chia Jam

Chia Jam is excellent on pancakes and is so simple to make.  Any berries will work but strawberries work particularly well due their high pectin content creating a smooth base. The chia seeds add texture like the fruit seeds you’d get in jam, they thicken to bind the fruit together. If you prefer a smoother jam just grind the chia first using a pestle and mortar. 

The jam will keep in the fridge for a week.

Recipe: Chia Jam

Makes 1 small pot (approx. 100-150ml)


1 cup berries (I used strawberries)
1 tbs white chia seeds
Approx. 1-2 tsp agave syrup to taste (depending on how sweet you like your jam)
1-2 tbs water (as necessary to achieve desired texture)


Mash/blend all ingredients together to achieve a fairly smooth or very smooth consistency. Store in fridge for at least 30 mins to thicken before serving.