5 minute Chia Strawberry Fridge Jam

Posted on Jul 15, 2018

When I put this up on Instagram last week I never imagined it would be so popular. It is the simplest yet tastiest recipe I have made in quite a while. Three simple ingredients and 5 minutes of your time will give you this absolutely perfect 5 minute Chia Strawberry Fridge Jam.


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With strawberries in abundance at this time of year, it’s easy to overstock the fridge a little. I have been guilty of it once or twice so far this year. They are just so sweet and tasty I just can’t help myself. But sometimes I just can’t get through them and this recipe is perfect for preserving those sweet fruits for another week or two.


Chia Strawberry Fridge Jam served with yogurt and fruit | BakeThenEat.com


Slightly over-ripe squishy strawberries are perfect for this recipe, they don’t need to look perfect by any means. As you are going to mash them down in a pan with a small amount of sweetener. I used Natvia, with whom I work with on Instagram, its zero calories and completely natural which I love. But by all means, replace with your own prefered sweetener. This is not a sales pitch!



Chia Seeds.


I never really use these babies enough. They are packed full of so many good things, but I always forget to use them more often. This recipe is perfect for them. Their natural ability to go all jellified makes them perfect for this chia strawberry fridge jam. It helps to naturally thicken the jam without having to either add pectin to thicken it or cook the recipe like a proper jam.


Although just a small warning, because this is not cooked like traditional jam it won’t keep like jam. Once made 2 weeks is the maximum shelf life, that is why I have made a small batch as its easier to consume within that time frame. Though, to tell you the truth I went through this batch in 6 days. It tasted just too good!


Chia Strawberry Fridge Jam served with yogurt and fruit | BakeThenEat.com


This Chia Strawberry Fridge Jam is so easy to make there is no excuse not to make it next time you have far too many strawberries in the fridge.

Chia Strawberry Fridge Jam made and ready to eat - BakeThenEat.com

5 minute Chia Strawberry Fridge Jam

5 minute Chia Strawberry Fridge Jam is a simple and quick jam to make and is perfect to serve with yoghurt, oatmeal or on fresh crusty bread.
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Course: Jam
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 350 grams (2 cups)
Calories: 8kcal
Author: Emma


  • 350 grams strawberries (2 cups - once chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Natvia sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds


  • Hull your strawberries and chop them into quarters.
  • Place them in a small pan along with your sweetener and on medium heat, gently mash them up as little or as much as you like, to your personal liking.
  • After 3 to 4 minutes take the pan off the heat and stir in the chia seeds.
  • Leave to cool slightly for a few minutes and then decant into a clean sterilised jar.
  • Once at room temperature place in the fridge and use a needed.


I used Natvia 0 calorie natural sweetener to help sweeten this jam a little more and keep it sugar-free.
Nutrition Facts
5 minute Chia Strawberry Fridge Jam
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 8 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1.3g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 0.6g
Protein 0.2g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Hello!
    I’ve seen chia fridge jam around the different blogs, and have always wanted to make it. Only 10 minutes?? I really don’t have any excuse!

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  2. Hi,
    Such a great idea! I love adding chia to my yoghurt.
    Thank you for this quick recipe!

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  3. I, too, saw this recipe on your Instagram and was intrigued. Homemade strawberry jam is the BEST! And what a quick recipe!

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    • Thanks, Brianna. My favourite thing about this recipe is it only takes 5 minutes. I am such an instant gratification type person!

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  4. haha yes, I am definitely guilty of over-buying any and all berries this time of the year! You are not alone! Love chia jam – this looks delicious!

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    • Thanks, Ashley, I think we are all guilty of this 😀

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  5. I’m so happy to have discovered chia seeds! what a tasty use for them!

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    • Thanks, Heather. Its so easy to make and I am sure you will love it.

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  6. Way to add a little more of a health boost to this! And I also love the NATVIA sweetener!!!! YUM

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  7. Emma this jam recipe sounds amazing. I have never made jam before. With a simple and quick recipe like this, I really don’t have an excuse now. I have all the ingredients in my kitchen and would love to try it out this weekend. Thank you for sharing…have a wonderful weekend.

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    • Thank you Ashika, this is a great way to get into basic jam making. It’s so simple and easy and needs very little commitment time-wise:D

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  8. Such a great idea! I love adding chia to my yoghurt but haven’t done anything more with it than that. I’m guilty of having too many berries in my fridge a LOT!

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    • Thanks, Liz. I think we are all guilty of having too many berries in the fridge during the summer.

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  9. You are reading our minds. When it is strawberries are in season we love getting them any way we can. This jam would be fabulous on top of one of your delicious scones!

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    • Thank you 😀 I love strawberry season and I am sad it will soon be coming to an end 🙁

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  10. I have seen chia fridge jam around the blogosphere for some time now, and have always wanted to try it. Only 5 minutes?? I really have no excuse!
    Except for I just used my squishy, little overripe strawberries and am leaving for Vancouver tomorrow. When I get back, I’ll try it for sure!

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    • This kind of recipe has been around for an age, its great for using up leftover fruit and I love that it is so quick! 5 mins and done… awesome 😀

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    • Thank you, John. I do love a super easy recipe 😉

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  11. I’ve never worked with chia seeds before, but this has me intrigued!

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    • I love chia jam on my oatmeal! Thanks, Kelsie 🙂

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  12. Thank you for this quick recipe!

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  13. My favourite way to prepare a healthy and delicious jam-like spread! That’s a very delicious breakfast or dessert!

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  14. Interesting! I didn’t know about chia seeds, and how they act like pectin. Honestly, a small batch of jam is best for me, especially without kids around to help eat it!

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    • I too find small batches of jam are the best for me as well. There are only 2 of us in the house and large batches tend to go off. Chia seeds are great for absorbing liquid and making things become more like a jelly/jam like in substance.

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