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Healthy 3-Ingredient Chia Seed Blueberry Jam
This Healthy 3-Ingredient Chia Seed Blueberry Jam is a great healthy alternative to conventional jam! It's made with 3 healthy, natural, whole-food ingredients and it's quick and easy to make!
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup honey (add one extra tablespoon if you enjoy a sweeter jam) or other vegan honey substitute
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the blueberries. Add the honey and place on the stove over medium heat.
- As the blueberries begin to soften slightly over the heat, stir them around in their juices and the honey.
- Once the berries have softened to the point that they're starting to fall apart, add the chia seeds and stir them in well. The chia seeds will help the jam achieve a gelatinous texture while also adding fibre, protein and healthy Omega-3 fats.
- Let the mixture come to a slow boil, stirring almost continually. Use a potato masher or fork to break up the blueberries. if necessary.
- Continue stirring the mixture over low heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until a gelatinous texture is reached, and then remove the pan from the stove.
- Pour the jam into a large mason jar and allow it to cool, covered, at room temperature for half an hour before placing it in the fridge to cool completely (for 2 hours, or overnight).
- Enjoy on toast, gluten-free crackers or scones, over yogurt or even ice cream.
This jam keeps for up to two weeks in the fridge and up to 2 months in the freezer. This jam is not shelf stable.
Healthy 3-Ingredient Chia Seed Blueberry Jam
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Vitamin A 24IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
Will it work with frozen blueberries?
Yes! Just be sure to cook off any extra water to achieve the perfect jam texture. 🙂
I just made the jam and I used frozen blueberries. Just cook it a little bit longer, until you’ve got the right thickness.
This is a link to a photo on my instagram. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing!!
Can you use other berries or other fruits as well?
You can, although this will change the texture of the jam and sweetness, and require that you change the amounts of honey and chia seeds depending on the other fruits you use.
Just made the blueberry jam it’s not thick how do I thicken it
Just be sure to cook off any extra water to achieve the perfect jam texture. I hope it turned out well!
Can this be water-bathed? If so, for how long?
This is a fridge/freezer jam recipe. I don’t recommend canning it, as it’s low in sugar.
Looks like a super recipe. Can it be canned. I’d like to send jars to my family, across country.
Thanks for replying.
Unfortunately it can’t be canned – this is a fridge/freezer jam recipe 🙂
I love blueberry jam, and this recipe does it justice! Thank you for this!
So glad you like this recipe!
I love how you added chia seeds! This would be so perfect for breakfast!
Could another sweetner be used like maple syrup? 🙂
Yes! Use a bit of agave or maple syrup if you’d like!
Could you use a sugar free sweetener fo diabetics?
Yes you could. Just adjust the amount to taste!
That looks so good, homemade jam is the best!
Thanks! It sure is!! 🙂
This jam looks so good! I love that you used chia seed. I should try it!
You’ll love it!! 😉
I was actually looking for a good chia seed jam recipe! This one looks fabulous!
Hope you enjoy!
Would frozen blueberries work okay for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen blueberries, just be sure to cook off the jam a little longer than the recipe calls for to make sure all the extra water evaporates.🙂
Oh my goodness, this is absolutely amazing!! I must make this soon!!
Hope you enjoy it!!
I want to put this on EVERYTHING!
Me too! 🙂
That looks really good!! Would love to give it a try!
Thanks so much!
I used to make jam, with my granny all the time when I was younger. I’ve got to start that tradition with my girls!
Hope you enjoy this recipe!
could I mash the blueberries before adding the other ingredients and before heating?
What a way to wake up in the morning, Jam on my toast or with my oats? decisions!!
I love the idea of using with oats.
Thanks! Glad you like this recipe!
Homemade is where it’s at! I guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. Looks amazing!
Thanks! I hope you enjoy!
What a good looking jam! I love the use of chia seeds; sweet and healthy!
This looks so good! Homemade jam is the best!
Thanks so much!
This jam look so good! I should try it!
This is the BEST looking jam! Can’t wait to give it a try!
I would love to try this with raspberries or blackberries. What changes would you suggest? I love the fruit taste without over sweetening. Thanks
You can make this with raspberries and blackberries too 🙂
Making this right now and it looks wonderful!!
Thank you! Hope it goes well!
How many CUPS of blueberries did you use?
It’s about 4 1/2 to 5 cups.
When you say to cool on the counter covered, do you mean to put the lid on while it’s hot? And then put in the fridge while still warm, with the lid on? Is that right?
Yes, and the best is to put it in the fridge when it reached room temperature! Enjoy! 🙂
I can’t wait to try this recipe! Would you know approximately how many cups of blueberries this would be?
About 4 1/2 to 5.
Just made this blueberry jam recipe and it is amazing.
The steps are very clear and straight forward!.
So glad you love it as much as we do! Thanks for the positive feedback! 🙂
I like using chia seeds instead of gelatin. If I increase the sugar, could it be canned?
I can’t comment on this because I don’t can this recipe. I’d recommend following another recipe designed for canning and simply replacing the gelatin with chia seeds.
Hello can I add berries and strawberries together to make this jam?
Thinking of trying it soon 🙂
Oh my!! I just made this and it is absolutely delicious. I ate about 1/3 cup with a spoon while it was cooling on the counter.
I will never buy fruit jelly/jam again!!! Thank you for this delicious recipe.
😆I know that moment, this jam is too delicious!! You’re welcome!
Absolutely awesome! I’ve made this several times and it never disappoints. I put it up in 1/2 cup jars then freeze. It’s great on my blueberry Chia pudding and on blueberry overnight oats. Just made a big batch this morning, thanks to a great sale on blueberries. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
I’ve been making this with all kinds of berries, and really love it. I, always, add a teaspoon of lemon juice, as it adds freshness, and I feel the juice acts like more of a natural preservative, to avoid mold if we don’t use it real fast. Just sayin
Glad you like the recipe Adrienne! Thanks for your feedback!🙂
I would love to try this recipe, but am allergic to chia seeds. Is gelatin the preferred replacement? If so, how would the measurement compare to your recipe? Thank you!
You can just make this recipe and use blueberries instead of the strawberries. Enjoy! https://thebusybaker.ca/easy-strawberry-freezer-jam/
Good recipe, but needed fresh lemon juice to cut the slightly bitter taste that sugar usually covers in a jam recipe.
Thanks for the feedback!!🙂
How many calories per serving for the jam? Is this listed for the entire container?
One serving is about two tablespoons and it has 48 kcal.
Hi, do the chia seeds melt ? I don’t want crunchy things in there, but really want to try this recipe, thx
Hi Kim, the chia seeds will become soft like the pearls of tapioca, but they will NOT melt down, they’ll keep a little bit of their texture.🙂
Could this jam be canned?
Unfortunately this jam is not shelf stable. This jam keeps for up to two weeks in the fridge and up to 2 months in the freezer. Hope this helps!🙂
Hi! Can I make this without any sweetener? ( just the blueberries and the chia)
Made it and ate it with vanilla yogurt. Amazing!
I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback!
I am going to have to try this version too.
Let us know how it turns out!
this looks tasty.
Delicious! Added a little bit of lemon juice based on one of the comments. Served it on almond butter toast! Delicious! Both my husband and daughter loved it!
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