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cranberry chia jam

Cranberry Chia Jam

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


A healthy, vegan cranberry jam perfect for Thanksgiving and holiday recipes. Refined sugar-free and incredibly easy.


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (I like to use white chia seeds for look, but you can use any colour!)
  • 1/4 cup water (or I used hibiscus tea and you can also use a fruit juice of choice)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (more to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, cook cranberries along with all other ingredients (except chia seeds) until the cranberries begin to burst (roughly 6-8 min).
  • Using the back of a spoon or a potato masher, break the rest of the cranberries and remove from heat. Let cool.
  • If you’d prefer your jam completely smooth, transfer cooled mixture to a food processor or blender and blend for about a minute until smooth. Otherwise, skip this step for some added texture. I personally like to leave a few cranberry chunks in mine.
  • Taste the mixture and make sure you’re happy with the sweetness. Adjust as needed.
  • Transfer mixture to a large mason jar and stir in your chia seeds. Set aside to thicken for a few hours or leave overnight to thicken in the fridge.
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Sauces, Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Thanksgiving, vegan, gluten free, chia jam, refined sugar free, vegan thanksgiving