3-Ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam

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Last updated on February 28th, 2021 at 10:23 am

Get the secret to making healthy blueberry chia jam from scratch in just 10-minutes. No jarring or canning required.

Are you tired of the store bought jams that are full of sugar? Me too! This 3-ingredient vegan chia blueberry jam is incredibly easy to make and only uses maple syrup as a sweetener.

If you love jam on toast but don’t want to eat all that added sugar and weird additives, this recipe is for you. It’s vegan and takes just 10-minutes to make. You’ll be surprised how simple and quick it is to make a homemade jam!

3-ingredient blueberry chia jam recipe

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?

Chia seeds are a good source of healthy plant-based fats.

On their own, chia seeds contain a ton of nutrition in a tiny package. Here’s the nutrition info for 1 tablespoon of chia seeds:

  • 60 calories
  • 2 grams protein
  • 4 grams fat
  • 5 grams carbohydrates
  • 4 grams fiber (16% daily value)
  • 80 milligrams calcium (8% daily value)
  • 1 milligram iron (6% daily value)
3-ingredient blueberry chia jam recipe

I love using chia seeds in pudding or throwing them into a smoothie. Because chia seeds become gelatinous when combined with liquid, they make the perfect base for jam!

How to make Blueberry Chia Jam

This recipe is as simple as putting all the ingredients in a sauce-pan, simmering and eating. Rather than the traditional grape or strawberry jelly, I opted for seasonal blueberries here.

3-ingredient blueberry chia jam recipe

There are just two steps to make this recipe.

  1. Combine chia seeds, blueberries, water and maple syrup in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to mash the blueberries. Simmer for 7-9 minutes, and then eat!

The chia seeds combine with the mashed blueberries, water and maple syrup to create the jelly. And the best part is that it’s naturally sweetened with just a hint of pure maple syrup.

Top your morning toast with this homemade jam or drop a dollop in your oatmeal for a nice twist.

How to store Blueberry Chia Jam

To keep it simple, this recipe does not require any canning or jarring. Therefore, it will stay in an air tight container for about 5 days. Store it in the fridge and enjoy!

3-ingredient blueberry chia jam recipe
5 from 1 vote

Blueberry Chia Jam

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 56 kcal
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup


  1. Place the blueberries, chia seeds, water and maple syrup in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to simmer.

  2. While simmering, use a wooden spoon to mash the blueberries. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the blueberries start to break down.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Chia Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Gerry Flynn-Polan RD

    This looks yummy! You could probably use a variety of berries. Thanks!

  2. Romina

    Thanks for Great recipe! Do you have the Nutritional breakdown per servings?

  3. Hannah Newsome

    How long is the jam good for in the fridge?


    Can you use honey in place of maple syrup?

  5. Camille

    5 stars
    mine is pretty watery any way i can fix it without restarting?

    • Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

      Try adding another tablespoon of chia seeds. Stir it and let it sit for a few minutes.


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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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