Easy Blueberry Jam

This Easy Blueberry Jam is thickened with chia seeds, lightly sweetened, and delicious! It’s free of refined sugars and is a fabulous healthy alternative to traditional jam.

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Another week, another great Healthy Food Friday with American Express! This month we’re celebrating Summer fun, and what better than to celebrate with a healthy kid-friendly jam that can be topped or spread on everything! Ice cream, crepes, oatmeal, muffins, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, toast, or even have a spoonful plain

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Blueberries are a superfood that I simply cannot get enough of. When they are back in season I stock up weekly and when they’re just about to go out of season, I freeze a bunch for smoothies and muffins!

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Say good-bye to store-bought jam loaded with preservatives and sugars. You are going to be amazed at how quickly this jam comes together, and how thick it gets! I give the credit to the chia seeds, a super healthy seed used as the thickener!

Perfectly spreadable healthy jam! Easy as that, in under 30 minutes!

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Easy Blueberry Jam

Preparation 5 min 2017-06-26T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 min 2017-06-26T00:15:00+00:00 Serves 2     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh organic blueberries
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  • 1. Coat blueberries with raw honey
  • 2. Transfer coated blueberries to a pot and add lemon juice
  • 3. Heat over medium/low heat until blueberries are soft and bubbling (5 minutes)
  • 4. Lightly smash blueberries and reduce heat slightly
  • 5. Add in chia seeds and mix to combine
  • 6. Bring heat back to medium/low and let bubble (but not burn) until jam thickens (another 5 or so minutes)
  • 7. Turn heat off and let cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to jars
  • 8. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks

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