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Vegan cherry chia jam being spooned out of a small glass jar.

Chia Cherry Jam

  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


This 3-ingredient chia cherry jam is made with wholesome ingredients and requires just 15 minutes to make! It is the perfect topping for pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, or toast. 


  • 3 cups frozen or fresh cherries* (I used frozen)
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons orange juice 
  • 12 tablespoon chia seeds 
  • 1/4 tsp ginger (optional)


  1. Place cherries, orange juice, and ginger (optional) in a small pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. 
  2. Once it starts to simmer, reduce heat to medium and use a wooden spoon to mash the cherries.
  3. Continue to simmer uncovered for about 7-8 minutes, frequently stirring and mashing the fruit. Simmer until the liquid is mostly evaporated and the jam is thick. 
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds. Let cool completely, then transfer to an air-tight container or jar. 
  5. Serve on pancakes, stir into oatmeal, or spread onto toast. This keeps in the fridge for about a week. 


* You could also use berries if you don’t have cherries! Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries would all work. 

Keywords: Frozen Fruit, How to make Jam, Cherry Jam, Chia Jam, Frozen Cherries, Frozen Berries