Blueberry Chia Jam (Easy Small Batch)
This homemade blueberry chia jam is easy to prepare, filled with healthy chia seeds and blueberries and tastes so much better than any store bought jam. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries depending on the season and it also freezes well.
- 1 ½ cup blueberries - frozen or fresh
- 1 ½ tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
- a squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of cardamom, a splash of vanilla extract - optional
In a small pot, add the blueberries and turn on the stove to medium-high heat. Once the fruits are starting to break up and release some of their juice (about 5 min), then use a potato masher to mash the berry to a saucy consistency (or use a wooden spoon).
Once the fruits are mostly broken down to a coarse purée, then remove from the heat, add the maple syrup and chia seeds, stir and let it completely cool down. Best result if transferred in the fridge and allowed to cool for at least 4 hours (I do overnight).
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- Store in an air-tight container for up to a week in the fridge. Can also be frozen for up to 3 months. The jam will thicken more as it rest longer.
- This recipe makes for a small batch, but feel free to double or triple the recipe to freeze in small batches.
- Best result when the jam rest for at least 4 hours, but I have done this jam with minimal resting time (maybe an hour) and although the jam was thiner, it still worked well. So, don't hesitate to make it even if last minute in a pinch.