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Blueberry Chia Jam

Blueberry chia jam is the quickest way to make homemade jam. It's naturally sweetened, has minimal ingredients, and takes only ten minutes. This recipe is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan.
5 from 3 votes
Author: Lindsey Jenkins


  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Place the frozen blueberries, lemon juice, and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Keep stirring until they start to release some of their juices (this takes about 5-7 minutes). Then with either a fork or a potato masher, mash the blueberries.
  • Once you have your desired texture, stir in the chia seeds until well distributed and remove from the heat.
  • Transfer to a glass jar and let cool completely before putting on a tightly sealed lid. Store in the fridge for up to 10 days or in the freezer for 3 months.


When to use. You can use the jam after it’s cooled for 10-15 minutes, but it will have the best texture when given time to cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Want a smoother consistency? After you've removed it from the heat, add the jam to the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Then, let it cool.
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