You don’t have to be a canning expert or a jelly-makin’ whiz kid to whip up your own batch of homemade jam.

Remember when I shared my grandma’s legendary Rhubarb & Strawberry Jam recipe with you?

That family fave demonstrated how goof-proof and effortless it is to transform a few simple ingredients into a scrumptious, slatherable spread.

Today, I’ve got an equally delicious, equally easy jam recipe to share!

It combines my all-time-favorite summer fruit – CHERRIES – with my number one go-to absorbable seed – CHIA (the plant-based king + creator of all the gelatinous things, like this Pudding) – to produce a perfectly sweet and pleasing preserve.

Cherry Chia Jam

Cherry Chia Jam


  • 1 cup cherries, pitted
  • 1 tablespoons coconut sugar (or sucanat or brown sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Heat small pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the cherries and coconut sugar and warm.
  3. Transfer cherry mixture to a small food processor and process until the cherries are broken into tiny pieces and the cherry juice is extracted.
  4. Spoon cherry mixture into a bowl or mason jar and stir in the chia seeds and sea salt. Cover and refrigerate to thicken.
  5. In the morning, enjoy your jam on oatmeal, pancakes, toast or crackers.

If cherries aren’t your jam (pun-intended), go ahead and you-ify things by using your favorite berries, stone-fruit and/or sweetener.

Then, after you’ve made it and tried it, let me know how you liked it!