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Chia Jam

Chia jam is a delicious topping for toast, sandwiches, muesli and more – plus, it is so simple to make.

If you love jam but don’t love the amount of sugar it contains then this is a great alternative to try. It’s made with fruit, maple syrup and chia seeds, and still tastes great. Fresh or frozen berries work beautifully in the recipe and the chia seeds thicken the stewed fruit to spreading consistency.

So if you’re enjoying the sweet and delicious berries that summer brings, then why not try turning some into chia jam!

Chia Jam

A yummy recipe from Keiki Early Learning:


  • 375g berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup


  1. Place the berries into a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the fruit has begun to breakdown and bubble away, use a potato masher or fork to crush the fruit to the consistency you like.
  3. Sprinkle the chia seeds and maple syrup over the top of the jam then give it a good stir. You can add the maple syrup slowly to sweeten to your taste, but be careful not to burn yourself!
  4. Remove the jam from the heat and allow it to cool down.
  5. Place your cooled jam into a sealed jar or container. It will keep for up to a week, or freeze for up to 3months.

Keiki Early Learning

At Keiki Early Learning our experienced cooks offer delicious and nutritionally balanced 4-week rotating menus. We cater to all dietary, cultural and medical needs and all of our rooms follow dietary and food allergy requirements, so no child is left unhappy or at risk.

We also provide progressive mealtimes with a relaxed atmosphere where children have the opportunity to choose when they would like to eat their meals. Visit our Food and Nutrition page for more information.