Easy Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds

This 4-Ingredient Easy Blueberry Jam is thickened with chia seeds, lightly sweetened, and seriously delicious! It’s kid-approved and Paleo friendly.

Blueberry jam with chia seeds in a jarEasy Blueberry Jam Recipe

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

Say goodbye to store-bought jam loaded with preservatives and sugars. This jam is free of refined sugars and such a fabulous healthy alternative to traditional jam. You are going to be amazed at just how quickly it comes together and how thick it gets! I give the credit to the chia seeds, a super healthy seed used as the thickener!

Ingredients Needed For Blueberry Chia Jam:

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons  honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

blueberry chia jam

Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

Yes! Chia seeds are a Paleo-friendly and nutrient-dense. They’re easy to digest and can even aid in digestion by helping this move along! They are also contain omega-3’s which means they’re not only good for your body but also good for your brain!

Can you make jam without pectin?

Absolutely! The chia seeds thicken this jam wonderfully by absorbing a lot of the liquid of the strawberries without having to cook the mixture for hours. As the directions state, we recommend cooking it a bit to get the correct desired consistency, and then after cooking the chia seeds will continue to absorb liquid to thicken up the jam.

how to make blueberry jam

How long will this Blueberry Jam last?

Store in a mason jar for up to 10 days in the refrigerator!

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Easy Blueberry Jam

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 00:20 Yields 1-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Directions

  1. In a pot add blueberries, sweetener and lemon juice.
  2. Turn on heat to medium and let the mixture come to a simmer, gently mash down the berries. Add the chia seeds and stir to combine.
  3. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often to avoid sticking.
  4. Once thick, remove from heat, let cool and store in air-tight containers for up to one week. 
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