Let’s appreciate the deliciousness that is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a second. PB&J toast was my favourite after school snack as a kid. Being an adult and all now, I no longer eat unhealthy sugary jam spread over Skippy’s, but that hasn’t stopped me from having peanut-buttah-jellay in my life.

The difference now is that I buy organic nut butter that has no nasties in it (or I make my own) and I top it with this refined sugar free chia seed jam that I whip up in five minutes! It’s every bit as wonderful as my childhood memories of it.

How to Make Chia Seed Jam in 5 Minutes | http://BananaBloom.com #chiaseedjam #recipe #baking

How to Make Chia Seed Jam in 5 Minutes // http://BananaBloom.com #chiaseedjam #recipe #baking


2 cups raspberries and blueberries
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, from half a lemon
3 teaspoons coconut sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
2 tablespoons chia seeds


In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the berries and lemon juice. As it starts to heat up and bubble, use a spatula or spoon to smash the fruit to break it down a bit.

Add the coconut sugar, apple sauce and vanilla (if using) and stir again. Add the chia seeds and give it a quick stir and then remove the pan from the heat and let it set for about 5 minutes. Allow it to cool before transferring it to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Are you a PB&J fan?


  1. Well … that solves it then! Now I can add J to my toasted PB treats ;-). Thank you Banana Bloom!

  2. Nice! Is it possible to sub the coconut sugar for something else? It is really hard to come by where I live…

    • Hi Sara!

      Absolutely! You can use any sweetener of your choice such as agave, maple syrup or plain sugar. :)

      xx Tina

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