Don’t know what to do with your peaches? Searching for a healthy peach recipe? Search no further! This easy peach chia jam ticks all those boxes and more!
Move over Berry Cherry Chia Seed Jam there’s a new favourite in town! If you remember well I did say there would be more chia seed jams in the making. Well I am a woman of my word. It’s amazing what wonderful things can happen when you eat in season!
Peach Chia Seed Jam
Eating in season forces you to branch out and explore new foods that you would just otherwise bypass. I absolutely love berries, I could eat them all year round but I will be the first to admit that the strawberries I can buy in September don’t come anywhere close in flavour to ‘in season’ strawberries.
My lovely neighbour gifted me with about 1 kilo of peaches last week and I knew I had to find a way to preserve them. There was no way we would be able to eat them all before they went bad.
I decided on a peach chia seed jam and with the addition of homemade pumpkin spice mix I was blown away. And so will you!
The Main Ingredients
The main ingredient is of course peaches then we have chia seeds, honey as the sweetener and optional but highly recommended vanilla extract and pumpkin spice.
- Yellow Peaches
- White Peaches
- Donut Peaches
Peaches vs nectarines
Just in case you have a hard time telling peaches and nectarines apart, because at first glance they really do look alike, here’s a tip for ya …
The main difference between peaches and nectarines is that peaches have a fuzzy skin while nectarines do not. Nectarines look more like an apple on the outside. The skin is edible either way and quite delicious.
Fun fact : Nectarines are a type of peach!
Local raw honey is best but use whatever you have on hand in a pinch.
I used black chia seeds because it’s all I can find locally but I’m sure white chia seeds would work as well.
Start off by peeling and chopping your peaches. Then heat them in a small saucepan on until they soften. Place the softened fruit into a glass jar blender pulse for a few times, you only want to break them mixture up a bit not completely liquify, the add honey and pulse again. Return the mixture to the saucepan and stir in the chia seeds, vanilla extract and pumpkin spice.
Can I can chia seed jam?
Your peach chia seed jam will last for at least one week in the fridge. It is not self stable and I would not recommend trying to can chia seed jam. According to TheSpruceEats– ‘Most fruits are naturally high in acid, which is why they are safe to can on their own and in a jam. However, chia is a low-acid ingredient, and so by adding it, you are raising the pH level, potentially creating unsafe conditions.’
A workaround to canning chia seed jam is to actually make a large batch of just the pureed fruit and freeze it in batches. That way all you need to do is add the remaining ingredients later.
This peach chia jam is definitely a keeper! Please give it a try and let me know what you think in the comment section below.
The original post has been updated with new photos and additional instructions on July 28th 2021
Peach Chia Seed Jam
- 7 large peaches peeled and roughly chopped
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon homemade pumpkin pie spice
- Heat peaches in a small saucepan on low heat until softened.
- Place fruit in a blender and add the honey. Pulse mixture a few times.
- Return fruit mixture to the saucepan and add chia seeds.
- Stir in vanilla extract and spices.
- Pour into airtight glass container.
- Allow to cool while mixture thickens.
How long does chia jam usually stay fresh for in the fridge? I’ve been dieing to make a new recipe, but I don’t want it to spoil to soon! (I can always freeze it, but just curious!)
Such a fun twist! My kiddo will love this! I second Rebecca’s question.. how long will this stay fresh in the fridge?
Oh how I love peaches! I am sure my husband will go nuts for this recipe. Just beautiful!
Thanks for sharing this recipe!!
Pinned this to make with fresh peaches later this summer! Sounds great!
Oh my goodness…this looks so good! I have some chia seeds, I must make jam! 🙂
So fun! We pick up a couple bushels of peaches from our local farmer around August and I can’t wait! They are so yummy! I have never made peach jam before but I bet it would be a big hit here! Thank you!
Adding chia is a great idea. I love homemade jams and will love this addition!
I love that you used Chia seeds in this! What a delicious jam!
A great idea for putting all those over ripe peaches to good use!
I totally agree Sylvie!
Yummmm the peaches right now are so good, this is a perfect way to use them!
Yum! Looks amazing! I love both peaches and chia seeds; pinning!!
Thanks Heather! Hope you can try it soon.
Boy this sounds delicious and yet so simple to make. Peaches were always one of my favorite jams when I was a child, but this is even better than what my Mother made with the chia seeds and the loads of protein and other health benefits. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned.
Thank you so much Marla! Hope you get to try it before peaches disappear..:)
Simple and delicious – two of my favourite things, especially with a new baby around. I made this today with a few alterations (including some fresh lemon juice while cooking and added some vitamin C powder when it cooled a little) and really appreciated this recipe as a solid base that I could tailor to my taste. The pumpkin pie spice which I whipped up in a few seconds smelled wonderful and gave the jam so much depth. Hope that you have more recipes using it in autumn 🙂
Thank you Maria for your kind and thoughtful comment. So happy you enjoyed the jam. Just so you know it freezes really well so you can stock up while peaches are readily available.
Delish recipe. Loving my homemade peach jam with Chia seeds. I added lemon zest and juice in mine as I prefer sour jams! Cheers xx
How many cups of peaches is that, once you’ve puréed it? I’m trying to make jam from homegrown very small peaches.
Sorry, I didn’t measure it after pureeing.
This looks yummy! Will be making these on weekend.
What a simple yet satisfying recipe. Chia seeds and peaches are an amazing combination. This can be a fun family activity to do. There so many things you can do with jam.
So happy to hear that you enjoyed this Peach Chia Seed Jam recipe. Yes it would definitely make for a fun family activity.
Oh I love peaches. And when you add in the chia seeds it becomes a match made in heaven! I tried it it it really tastes yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Really happy to hear that you liked this Peach Chia Seed Jam Stella.
It’s a great twist to my fave peaches. I’m going to try this and use it on breads and other stuff. Thanks for sharing!