This blueberry chia jam is quick and easy to make and has a wholesome twist. This isn’t your typical sugary spread. We’re talking just 4 simple ingredients, all-natural and whipped up in a mere 10 minutes. Ditch the processed jams loaded with refined sugar and embrace this alternative made with whole foods: plump blueberries bursting with antioxidants, chia seeds for a dose of fiber and healthy fats and a touch of natural sweetener. This jam is kid-friendly and the serving options are endless!
What Is Chia Seed Jam?
Chia seed jam is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional jams and jellies. It’s made with fresh or frozen fruit, chia seeds and a little bit of sweetener. The chia seeds naturally thicken the jam.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds, the tiny black or white nutritional powerhouses, have been hailed as a superfood for good reason.Chia seeds are brimming with fiber, boasting an impressive 10 grams per 2-tablespoon serving. This dietary fiber plays a crucial role in digestive health, promoting regularity and aiding in gut bacteria balance. Chia seeds are an excellent plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids. They are loaded with antioxidants, which combat free radicals in the body, protecting cells from damage
Why You’ll Love This Jam
It’s packed with antioxidants!
This jam is so easy to make.
It is made with wholesome and better-for-you ingredients.
This jam contains less sugar than the store bought options.
It is a super kid-friendly recipe.
You only need 4 ingredients to make it.
This recipe only takes 10 minutes to whip up!
All you need to make this blueberry chia jam is a pot.
Blueberries: I used fresh blueberries here to give the chia jam a delicious blueberry flavor!
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are nature’s thickening agents, thanks to their gel-forming abilities. When mixed with liquid, they absorb several times their weight, transforming the jam from a loose sauce to a spreadable delight.
Honey: Honey gives this blueberry chia jam some added sweetness.
Water: In the initial cooking stage, water helps soften the fruit pieces, releasing their natural juices and sugars. This contributes to the overall flavor and sweetness of the jam.
Step 1: Gather your ingredients.
Step 2: Add blueberries, water and honey to a pot and cook on medium for 5-7 minutes, or until blueberries break down.
Step 3: Remove from heat and add chia seeds. Let sit until jam thickens.
How to Serve
There are so many ways to serve this blueberry chia jam:
Spread this jam on toast or a PB&J.
Add it to a bowl of yogurt or oats.
Use it for your favorite cookies. I love using this jam for my thumbprint cookie recipe.
Add this chia jam to a salad.
Try it on your burger for a burst of flavor!
Use this blueberry chia jam on a snack plate with crackers, cheese and other goodies.
Try adding different kinds of fruit or swapping out the blueberries for a different kind of fruit!
Add some cinnamon for extra flavor.
Add in some herbs like mint, basil or rosemary.
Store your blueberry chia jam in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Another option is to freeze it for up to 3 months.
Can I use frozen fruit?
Yes, you can use frozen fruit in this chia jam.
What fruit can I use?
Try mixing things up! You can use raspberries, cherries, strawberries or mango.
How long does chia jam last?
This blueberry chia jam lasts up to 1 week in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
How can I make my chia jam sweeter?
Adding extra honey or maple syrup will make this chia jam sweeter!
Can I freeze this chia jam?
Yes! Feel free to freeze this jam for up to 3 months.
Can I make the texture smoother?
If you would like to make the texture smoother, grind up the chia seeds before making this chia jam.
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Blueberry Chia Jam
- 1 pot
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tsp filtered water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Gather your ingredients.
- Add blueberries, water and honey to a pot and cook on medium for 5-7 minutes, or until blueberries break down.
- Remove from heat and add chia seeds. Let sit until jam thickens.