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!
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)
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.
There are just two steps to make this recipe.
- Combine chia seeds, blueberries, water and maple syrup in a sauce pan over medium heat.
- 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!
Blueberry Chia Jam
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Place the blueberries, chia seeds, water and maple syrup in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to simmer.
While simmering, use a wooden spoon to mash the blueberries. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the blueberries start to break down.