3-Ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam

Get the secret to making healthy blueberry chia jam from scratch in just 10-minutes. No jarring or canning required.

Are you tired of the store bought jams that are full of sugar? Me too! This 3-ingredient vegan chia blueberry jam is incredibly easy to make and only uses maple syrup as a sweetener.

If you love jam on toast but don’t want to eat all that added sugar and weird additives, this recipe is for you. It’s vegan and takes just 10-minutes to make. You’ll be surprised how simple and quick it is to make a homemade jam!

3-ingredient blueberry chia jam recipe

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?

Chia seeds are a good source of healthy plant-based fats.

On their own, chia seeds contain a ton of nutrition in a tiny package. Here’s the nutrition info for 1 tablespoon of chia seeds:

  • 60 calories
  • 2 grams protein
  • 4 grams fat
  • 5 grams carbohydrates
  • 4 grams fiber (16% daily value)
  • 80 milligrams calcium (8% daily value)
  • 1 milligram iron (6% daily value)
3-ingredient blueberry chia jam recipe

I love using chia seeds in pudding or throwing them into a smoothie. Because chia seeds become gelatinous when combined with liquid, they make the perfect base for jam!

How to make Blueberry Chia Jam

This recipe is as simple as putting all the ingredients in a sauce-pan, simmering and eating. Rather than the traditional grape or strawberry jelly, I opted for seasonal blueberries here.

3-ingredient blueberry chia jam recipe

There are just two steps to make this recipe.

  1. Combine chia seeds, blueberries, water and maple syrup in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to mash the blueberries. Simmer for 7-9 minutes, and then eat!

The chia seeds combine with the mashed blueberries, water and maple syrup to create the jelly. And the best part is that it’s naturally sweetened with just a hint of pure maple syrup.

Top your morning toast with this homemade jam or drop a dollop in your oatmeal for a nice twist.

How to store Blueberry Chia Jam

To keep it simple, this recipe does not require any canning or jarring. Therefore, it will stay in an air tight container for about 5 days. Store it in the fridge and enjoy!

Blueberry Chia Jam

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 56 kcal
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries, chia seeds, water and maple syrup in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to simmer.

  2. While simmering, use a wooden spoon to mash the blueberries. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the blueberries start to break down.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Chia Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

10 Comments

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    8 summer superfoods to eat after a tough workout | Kag News
    July 12, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    […] The tiny blue berry packs an antioxidant punch, according to Asche. “Athletes who consume berries prior to and after prolonged exercise experience less inflammation and oxidative stress,” she says. As a matter of fact, one study found that drinking a blueberry smoothie before and after the development of exercise-induced muscle damage helped athletes recover their strength more quickly. In other words, blueberries may help ease muscle soreness. Blueberries make a great topper on toast or oatmeal, or whip up this 3-ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam. […]

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    8 summer superfoods that fuel your workout – MNNOFA NEWS
    July 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    […] The tiny blue berry packs an antioxidant punch, according to Asche. “Athletes who consume berries prior to and after prolonged exercise experience less inflammation and oxidative stress,” she says. As a matter of fact, one study found that drinking a blueberry smoothie before and after the development of exercise-induced muscle damage helped athletes recover their strength more quickly. In other words, blueberries may help ease muscle soreness. Blueberries make a great topper on toast or oatmeal, or whip up this 3-ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam. […]

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    8 summer superfoods that fuel your workout – Liberal View News
    July 13, 2018 at 6:36 am

    […] The tiny blue berry packs an antioxidant punch, according to Asche. “Athletes who consume berries prior to and after prolonged exercise experience less inflammation and oxidative stress,” she says. As a matter of fact, one study found that drinking a blueberry smoothie before and after the development of exercise-induced muscle damage helped athletes recover their strength more quickly. In other words, blueberries may help ease muscle soreness. Blueberries make a great topper on toast or oatmeal, or whip up this 3-ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam. […]

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    Gerry Flynn-Polan RD
    September 7, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    This looks yummy! You could probably use a variety of berries. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Romina
    September 7, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks for Great recipe! Do you have the Nutritional breakdown per servings?

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    Hannah Newsome
    September 10, 2018 at 8:55 am

    How long is the jam good for in the fridge?

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    22 Foods Nutritionists Eat to Improve Their Immune System - IG60
    April 1, 2019 at 7:02 am

    […] a protein required to help wounds heal. I often throw blueberries in a smoothie or make this blueberry chia jam to eat on toast throughout the […]

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    CHERYL A MANNING
    August 30, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Can you use honey in place of maple syrup?

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