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Blueberry Chia Jam

This blueberry chia jam is a delicious and easy jam without sugar and pectin. This sweet spread is perfect to serve with your breakfast or afternoon tea.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Spread
Cuisine: Norwegian
Keyword: blueberries, chia, dairy free, gluten free, nut free, soy free, sugar free, vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap

Ingredients

  • 400 g blueberries (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions

  • Add the blueberries to a small pot or saucepan on medium heat. There's no need to add any liquid.
  • Leave the blueberries to soften while stirring occasionally to prevent them from burning. After 5-7 minutes, they will have softened completely and released a lot of water.
  • Add the chia seeds, and use the back of a spoon or a potato ricer to mash the berries. Leave the jam to cook for another 1-3 minutes.
  • Remove the blueberry chia jam from the heat, and transfer to a small storage jar. Leave it to cool down before storing it in the fridge.

Notes

Is this recipe allergy friendly? – Yes! As it contains only 2 ingredients, this recipe is suitable for most allergies. It is nut free, dairy free, soy free, gluten free and egg free.
Is this blueberry jam suitable for my diet? – This is suitable for most diets. As it’s a sugar free jam, it’s really healthy. This jam is great for slimming world, weight watchers, keto, low carb, paleo and whole30 diets. It is also vegan!
Can I add any seasoning to this jam? – Absolutely. Feel free to add a pinch of ginger or cinnamon, or a splash of lemon juice if you wish.
Is this jam jelly-like? – No. As we are not adding any pectin to the jam, it will not have the gelatinous consistency certain storebought jams sometimes have.

Leftovers

As this recipe does not contain any preservatives, it can only be stored in the fridge for up to a week, or frozen for up to 6 months. This is not a type of jam you can keep in your pantry for months.
If you have a lot of blueberries, you can make a large batch of this jam and freeze it down in portion sizes to enjoy healthy, homemade jam in the months to come.

Top tips

Here is my best advice to make the perfect blueberry jam:
  • Don’t rush the process by cooking the jam on high heat. You definitely don’t want the berries or chia seeds to burn!
  • This recipe makes a small jar of jam, or enough for 6 generous servings. Feel free to double or triple the recipe if you want a larger batch!
  • Use fresh, ripe berries. Blueberry and chia jam is definitely best when it’s made with freshly picked blueberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg