(Last Updated On: March 9, 2022)

Chia seeds are not always the most cost effective food item, but they have some great benefits. I stretch them out by making jams, like this homemade grape jam. I use them to sweeten up my breakfast bowls all week.

For this jam, I used Kyoho grapes, which are similar to Concord grapes. Very sweet and great on toast as well! Enjoy!

Homemade Grape Jam

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 10 spoonfuls


  • 1 1/2 Cups red or purple grape(s)
  • 2 Tbsp chia seed(s)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup optional and to taste


  • Take the grapes off of the vine, and add to a small pot. Turn the heat on medium low, and begin cooking the grapes, turning them often.
  • You will begin to see the peels breaking open on the grapes. Continue stirring them around and heating until the grapes are soft when you squeeze them between your fingers.
  • Once all of the grapes are soft, turn the heat off and put the grapes in a bowl to cool down.
  • Add the grapes and the chia seeds to a food processor. If adding maple syrup, put into the processor as well. Blend the mixture until all of the skins are ground up. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes and check it's consistency. It should be more like a jam than a jelly - but you can make it however you'd like. If you think it needs a bit more chia seeds, add another 1/2 tbsp.
  • Add the mixture to a jar with a lid, and put in the fridge! The mixture should last 5-7 days.
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