Chia seed jam is a healthy, low-sugar alternative to regular jam. You can whip this up in 5 minutes and have an incredible, homemade jam in your fridge!If you have five minutes and a blender, you can make chia seed jam. It doesn’t get any easier. There’s no cooking or heating involved; just you and your blender.
I get busy. We are allllllllll busy beyond levels meant for humans. But busy is not an excuse to avoid chia seed jam. Even the busiest of busy people could squeeze five minutes into their week. If you’re efficient, the prep for this recipe is really more like three minutes.
Four ingredients, into blender, blend. Done. Put it into the refrigerator to thicken and the chia seeds do the rest of the work.
So why, exactly, should you care? Why should chia seed jam be on your radar? I’m glad you asked.
Why You Should Make Chia Seed Jam
- You control the ingredients. If you prefer organic fruit, use organic fruit. Love blueberries but they aren’t in season? Use frozen.
- This chia seed jam is made without refined sugar. We all need to eat less sugar overall, especially our kids, and this is a great way to cut back.
- Chia seed jam has protein. It’s a solid plant-based protein and will help satiate you more when you slather it on your morning toast. Each serving has over 2 grams of protein; most jams have 0.
I’d say those are three great reasons to give it a whirl. This isn’t the first recipe I’m sharing for chia seed jam. I published Raspberry Chia Seed Jam back in 2014. Since then, I’ve tried a number of different fruits and thought I’d share another favorite: Blueberry Chia Seed Jam.
This recipe is made with blueberries (I use frozen blueberries, defrosted, when blueberries are not in season), a touch of vanilla, maple syrup (other liquid sweeteners like honey may be substituted if you prefer), and chia seeds. I love the flavor combination of the blueberries and vanilla with the maple syrup. This one is less tart than the raspberry chia seed jam since blueberries are naturally a bit sweeter.
If you haven’t already, I hope you add chia seed jam to your regular routine. It’s so easy, delicious, and nutritious!Print
Blueberry Chia Seed Jam
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 24 servings 1x
Chia seed jam is a healthy, low-sugar alternative to regular jam. You can whip this up in 5 minutes and have an incredible, homemade jam in your fridge!
- 3 cups blueberries (defrosted if frozen)
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup (other liquid sweeteners may be subbed)
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until the consistency you desire is reached. Less blending=more jam-like texture. More blending=more jelly-like texture. (seeds will be present in the final product either way)
- Transfer to a jar and allow to set in the refrigerator, at least 1 hour.
- This will keep in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: condiment
- Calories: 445
- Sugar: 45g
- Sodium: 3mg
- Fat: 11g
- Carbohydrates: 78g
- Protein: 12g
This looks amazing. I really like this jam. Soo yummy and looks amazing. In morning. I wore my favorite Leon Kennedy Resident Evil 4 Shearling Jacket and Go store and buy this jam. Thanks for the great option for jam.
CBD Chocolate says
Hello! Your recipe is fantastic. This jam look fantastic! I’m dying to get one! Starting with jams is a good way to start eating better. That, and bad eating directly impacts my health and well-being. In addition, I think you’re a wonderful person and an inspiration for vegans.
Waw Its Looking So yummy…
Thanks for sharing this healthy recipes..I love the recipe. Tried it and it was Delicious.
Thanks for shring these healthy and delicious recipes cooking Ideas with us.
Jennifer Rojas says
How many calories per table spoon does it have ?
How long does it stay fresh can i keep it as long as its gone like regular jam you buy in the store
It doesn’t last quite that long. It keeps 7-10 days in the fridge. You can also freeze it, so if you don’t think you’ll eat it all that quickly, freeze half. 🙂
I am going to make this for a friend who is gluten free. I am excited to try it for she loves blueberries.
I hope you and your friend both love this!
I have been making fresh raspberry jam using a fruit spread as a thickener. But I still think I am getting more sugar than I want. I am really anxious to try the chia seed as thickener. glad to see a recipe that does not require cooking. I will let you know how the results compare to the fruit spread recipe.
I look forward to hearing how it goes!
What type of chia seeds? I am also looking to make chia “eggs.” Thank you!
These are the kind of chia seeds I use: http://amzn.to/2lh5SoT (aff)
Where in the grocery store do I find Chia seed?
Chia seeds are usually in the natural or organic section of the grocery store. You can also usually find them in the bulk section of your store has one.
Does it freeze well?
Yes, you can freeze this.
This looks so good! I need to make it. Pinned:)