We’re jammin’, jammin’, jammin’, jammin’ in here…Just in time for the holidays, another DIY gift idea or a homemade treat.  Or, better yet, both!



Recipe adapted from Miyoko Schinner’s Jam: the easy, cheat method from 

The Homemade Vegan Pantry

Yields ~5 cups


  • 4 cups organic berries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ to ¾ cup organic, unbleached sugar (I used Florida Chrystals Pure Cane Sugar), or to your desired sweetness
  • 2 Tbsp. organic chia seeds


  • In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, combine berries and sugar and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Once fruit cooks down, add chia seeds and cook for another couple minutes until jam thickens.
  • Remove jam from heat and with jam still hot, pour into clean (scrub and rinse clean with hot, soapy water) mason jars and fill until there’s a ½ inch of space between the jam and the top of the jar.
  • Securely top with the lids, while jam is hot.
  • Jam will keep for 6-8 weeks in the refrigerator.


  • I used mixed berries (with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries). The blueberries and strawberries didn’t break down very well, so if you don’t like chunky jam, I’d recommend using raspberries or blackberries, or a combination of the two.
  • Using clean jars is extremely important, so that bacteria doesn’t grow in your jam. So, be sure not to skip this step.

Happy cooking!

Coach Jentry


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