This homemade blueberry chia seed jam is an easy and tasty recipe that you can make in just 10 minutes! The jam gets gelled up from the superfood chia seeds packing a nutritious bunch! You can also add it to your oatmeal bowls, pancakes or french toast for a fruity kick!
Peanut butter and jelly was a favorite combo of mine growing up. It’s a classic that never gets old. I still love it now! Sometimes, I just toast two slices of bread, add a slather of nut butter, add some jam and call it a lunch for those busy days.
I like making my own jam at home because I can control it’s sweetness! The berries itself are sweet, so I just add a hint maple syrup! This recipe takes only 10 minutes to make, which is honestly the best part! Well, one of them. The best part is when you can to eat it with your favorite breakfast foods or sandwiches!!
When I have some fresh berries to use up, I’d usually freeze it or use it to make chia seed jam if I’m running out! You don’t need to use fresh berries though. Frozen ones work just as well.
The chia seeds need to be soaked in either water or almond milk. It a 4:1 ratio. This helps the chia seeds swell up, causing the jam to thicken up. The chia seeds also add a bit of omega-3 fats! Yogurt was also mixed in for some creaminess.
This is a delicious alternative to store-bought jam. You can also make this jam with raspberries, blackberries or strawberries – or a mix of all 4 berries!
I added them on top of my Blueberry Banana Pancakes recipe which is pictured below! Making homemade chia seed jam has almost become essential over here. I mean, it’s such a simple and easy recipe, I can’t not do it! Compared to jams bought in stores, there’s bits of the fruit left, which I personally really like!
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Blueberry Chia Seed Jam
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, allow chia seeds and almond milk to soak for 10 minutes. Mix in yogurt.
- Add frozen blueberries to a saucepan and cook on low for 8-10 minutes, stirring often and mashing to break them up.
- When the berries are broken up, mix in chia seed mixture, maple syrup, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
- Add jam on top of toasts and add remaining to a glass jar. Allow to cool before storing in a sealed jar!
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