Watermelon Vanilla Jam (V/GF)

Surprise, surprise, Bunny made another jam recipe.  I can’t help myself! Jam is definitely one of my favorite things to make. It’s easy, fast, only takes a few all-natural ingredients to make and it’s sooo yummy!

This Watermelon Jam is far from ordinary!

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve never seen or tried watermelon jam before making it recently. I’m SO glad I tried it! It’s ridiculously scrumptious. It also has a secret ingredient: VANILLA! It’s crazy how much just a touch of vanilla amps up this already delicious jam. It also has itty-bitty chunks of juicy watermelon in it! Can you say YUM?! 


Watermelon Vanilla Jam (V/GF)

This watermelon jam takes only 20 minutes to make and only 5 ingredients, one being a sweet touch of vanilla. So tasty I could eat it by the spoonful! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Bunny


  • 2 cups chopped watermelon skin, seeds and rinds removed
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Place chopped watermelon in a pot or saucepan and coat the fruit with the maple syrup and lemon juice. Stir to combine. 

  2. Heat over medium/low heat until the watermelon turns starts bubbling, about 5 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and smash the watermelon pieces with a fork. This will next a little extra work than smashing other softer fruits. Be patient! 

  4. Add chia seeds and stir until combined.

  5. Bring heat back to med/low and let bubble until jam thickens, about 10 minutes. Make sure to stir every once in awhile to avoid burning!

  6. Remove from heat and and stir in the vanilla.

  7. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to jars.

  8. Enjoy!! Store in fridge up to 2 weeks.

Like what you see? I have plenty more where that came from! Check out my Buttermilk Biscuits and Rhubarb Jam, Peach Basil Jam and my Raspberry Jam Brownies!

If you try this recipe, be sure to let me know! I love to hear your feedback (: Drop a comment and rate the recipe, and make sure you tag @bunnysbite on your Instagram and Facebook!!

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