3-Ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam

I was a picky eater as a kid. I’ve already talked about how I was the Italian kid who couldn’t stomach tomatoes, but I was also pretty picky with lunchtime sandwiches. Other kids would bring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to school, but I never really liked jelly, so it was all peanut butter for me. Now, as an adult who runs and sometimes needs quick fuel early in the morning, jelly is my jam (pun intended).

3-ingredient blueberry chia jam recipe

The thing is…most jarred jellies and jams are quite gross. I still standby my younger dislike of that sugar-laden slop in a jar. And the thought of making jam and dealing with the whole canning process is a bit overwhelming. That’s why I created this simple 3-ingredient Blueberry Chia Maple Jam.

3-ingredient blueberry chia jam recipe

It’s 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. 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. Use it to top your morning toast or drop a dollop in your oatmeal for a nice twist.

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Blueberry Chia Jam

Servings 1 cup

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the blueberries start to break down.

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    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!

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    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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