This healthy Blueberry Chia Jam is packed with nutrition! It is thickened with chia seeds and made with very little sweetener.
Minutes to Make
I haven't gotten into canning yet, so a recipe like this Blueberry Chia Jam is perfect for me. This literally takes minutes to throw together, then you let it set for about thirty minutes to thicken.
It is the fastest way that I know of to make jam, and I love using chia seeds because of their health benefits. They are loaded with omega-3s, fiber, and protein.
Control the Ingredients
Another reason that I like to make chia jam is I can control the ingredients. I use agave syrup, but in the amount that I want. If your blueberries are really sweet, you may not want to add any sweetener at all.
If you have fruit that is about to expire, this is a great way to use it up. A cup and a half condenses down to a little less than 8 ounces.
If you haven't tried chia seeds yet, I highly recommend it. They are not only packed with nutrition, but they are extremely versatile as well.
They become gelatinous when you add liquid to them, so they are perfect to use as an egg substitute when baking, or to make pudding out of.
They even work well in crackers. I used chia seeds for one of my batches of Pizza Crackers and flax seeds for another. I also like to add them to overnight oats and smoothies.This healthy Blueberry Chia Jam is packed with nutrition! Click To Tweet
Other Recipes Using Chia Seeds
- Peanut Butter and Blueberry French Toast
- Almond Chia Pudding
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Coconut Peanut Butter Apple Pizzas
How to Make This Recipe
Mix all ingredients in a food processor and let sit. And that's it!
How Long Does Chia Jam Last?
This chia jam will last about a week in the fridge.
How to Use Chia Jam
- in yogurt
- on toast
- in smoothies
- eaten by the spoonful
This small batch blueberry jam made with chia seeds comes together in no time. It's waiting for it to to gelatinize that's the hard part!
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Blueberry Chia Jam
- 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon agave syrup
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor. Let sit at least 30 minutes.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.