blueberry chia jam

Easy Blueberry Chia Jam

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 - 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Staples
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • Juice and zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds


  1. Simmer blueberries, lemon juice and zest, vanilla and syrup in a small heavy saucepan for about 5 minutes, just until blueberries are starting to break down.
  2. Use a spoon or a potato masher to smoosh the berries, and then simmer for another 10 minutes.
  3. Add the chia seeds, stir and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Let the jam cool (it will thicken up as it cools) and then transfer to a jar.
  5. Immediately make a peanut butter and blueberry jam sandwich, and then store the rest of the jam in the fridge.