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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!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Condiment
Cuisine American, British, Brunch, Healthy, Jam, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Blueberry Recipe, Chia Seed Jam, Healthy 3-Ingredient Chia Seed Blueberry Jam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 762kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 762kcal | Carbohydrates: 179g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 137g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 4mg