Food Hacks: Make Your Own Strawberry Jam

food hacks make your own strawberry jam - Nomster Chef

Summer is finally here!! Which also means strawberry season is here!! We decided to try our hand at make your own strawberry jam. Turns out, it's super easy to make and tastes way better than what you normally buy in the store! Also, this jam requires no heat and cooking, has no added sugar, and is only 2 ingredients. If that's not a food hack, I don't know what is!

I didn't even realize how chemical-ly storebought jams tasted before I tried this homemade jam that actually tastes like strawberries!!

This is definitely another food hack we are gong to adopt into our regular rotation. If you and your little chefs like strawberries, then you're going to LOVE this berry good jam.

Food Hacks Make Your Own Strawberry Jam - Nomster Chef Blog Recipe- Strawberry on cutting board

Make Your Own Strawberry Jam

Makes about 8 ounces | Inspired by Kat’s Delicious Kitchen

20 mins prep time (plus 2 hours rest time)

Collect Ingredients

  • 10 medium sized strawberries

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

Collect Tools

  • Cutting board

  • Child friendly knife or butter knife

  • Food processor

  • 1 cup measure

  • ½ cup measure

  • 1 Tbsp measure

  • Jar for storing

Food Hacks Make Your Own Strawberry Jam - Nomster Chef Blog Recipe- Jam in food processor

Recipe Steps

  1. Wash your hands.

  2. **Grown-up** Set up food processor.

  3. Wash 10 strawberries.

  4. Using your cutting board and kid friendly knife, cut off strawberry stems.

  5. Place strawberries into food processor.

  6. **Grown-up** Place cover on food processor.

  7. Process until desired consistency. We like our jam smooth and not so chunky!

  8. Add 2 Tbsp chia seeds to food processor.

  9. **Grown-up** Place cover on food processor.

  10. Process for another 10-20 seconds.

  11. Pour jam into mason jar or plastic container and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours. This gives the chia seeds time to soak up the strawberry juices.

  12. Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere!

  13. Once the jam has firmed up, time to nom! You can spread the jam on toast or add it to your favorite yogurt or smoothie.

J is for Jam - Nomster Chef

Pro Tips

  1. Keep jam refrigerated. Best to consume within a week.

  2. Try swapping out strawberries for blueberries! You can make almost any kind of jam with this recipe!



Check out other recipes in our Food Hacks series:

Make Your Own Hummus

Make Your Own Taco Kale Chips

Make Your Own Salad Dressing

Make Your Own Ranch Dip


Nomster Chef Blog Recipe - Monica Meng


Monica is a former preschool teacher who loves whipping up healthy and gluten-free concoctions. She strives to eat vegan, but sometimes all she wants is steak frites.