This recipe is my jam. It calls for only two simple, nutrient-packed ingredients: antioxidant-rich blueberries and chia seeds, which boast omega-3 fats.

It’s simple to make and gently sweet (there’s no added sugar!). I am addicted. I use it on everything—from topping my morning toast to stirring it into oatmeal and yogurt…to using it as a replacement for sugary, store-bought jelly on my PB&J sandwich.

I’m biased to blueberries, but this trick also works with raspberries (Ian’s favorite), blackberries and sliced strawberries. Feel free to mix and match!

Be sure to use a deep microwave-safe bowl. If the ramekin is too small the berry juice will spill over and make a mess (been there a few times!).

Add a dollop on my Jumbo Oatmeal Pancake!

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Blueberry Chia Jam

This recipe is my jam. It calls for only two simple, nutrient-packed ingredients: antioxidant-rich blueberries and chia seeds, which boast omega-3 fats.
Servings: 0.5 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds

Instructions
 

  • Microwave blueberries for about 60 seconds to soften and let natural juices seep out.
  • Remove from microwave (be careful, it’ll be hot), and mash the larger pieces with a fork or the back of a spoon. This will help breakup some of the larger chunks.
  • Stir in chia seeds and allow to set for at least 15 minutes to gel.
  • Store jam in an airtight container with a lid in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Notes

• I absolutely love making chia jam with all sorts of fruit combinations! So far, I’ve whipped up blueberry, raspberry, cherry, and strawberry jams. Each fruit brings its own level of sweetness, so you may need to experiment with adding a little honey. I find the strawberry chia jam a bit on the tart side, so I like to add a touch of honey to balance it out.
• It’s easy to scale the recipe up or down. Simply follow a general ratio of 2 to 1: For example, 2 cups fruit to 1 tablespoon chia seeds. For a jammier consistency, add an additional half tablespoon of chia seeds to the mix. I’ve found that the mixture gels in 30 to 45 minutes when using 2 to 4 cups of fruit.
• If you’re following a gluten-free diet, be sure to carefully read the packaging for each ingredient. While these foods are inherently gluten-free, gluten can sometimes be added during processing for a variety of reasons, including for flavor and consistency.
• Similarly, if you’re dairy-free, check the ingredient list carefully for any hidden milk products.

Nutrition Information per serving

Serving Size: 1 tbspCalories: 10Carbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0gTotal Fat: 0g— Unsaturated Fat: 0g— Saturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 1gTotal Sugar: 1g— Natural Sugar: 1g— Added Sugar: 0g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
I’m hoping you loved this recipe! If you made it and want to share feedback, I’d be so grateful to hear from you. Please leave a review below or tag @joybauer on Instagram!