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Cranberry Chia Jam

This simple cranberry jam is bursting with antioxidants and healthy fats. Perfect for topping toast, oatmeal, waffles or pancakes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 71kcal



  • In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, orange juice, water, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Bring to a low boil, cover and cook until cranberries begin to burst, the liquid is reduced and the mixture is thickened, about 15-20 minutes. Stir intermittently and use the back of spoon to mash any cranberries left in tact. Be sure to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't boil over!
  • Once most of the liquid has absorbed, turn off heat, uncover and stir in chia seeds. Allow to cool completely then transfer to a sealed container for storage. Jam will keep for 1-2 weeks if properly sealed and refrigerated.


If you'd like to use leftover cranberry sauce to make chia jam, simply combine the cranberry sauce in a saucepan over medium heat with 1/4 cup water or orange juice. Bring to a low boil then remove from heat. Stir in chia seeds and allow to cool for at least 15-20 minutes, until thickened. 


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg