Homemade Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Oh emm geeeeeee! Who is ready for some AWESOME peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Except not even jelly. Peanut butter and BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED JAM sandwiches. Someone make a song about that please.

Homemade Blueberry Chia Seed Jam - So quick to make and only requires 4 ingredients! Store in your fridge for up to 2 weeks

One of my favorite things to have for breakfast or snack is a lightly toasted English muffin with peanut butter. And I don’t even mean that organic/natural peanut butter with a layer of oil at the top. I mean that delicious Kraft stuffΒ that is really not all that natural, but I don’t even careee. As soon as you start spreading the peanut butter on that hot English muffin, it starts to melt ever so slightly. It’s peanut heaven in my mouth.

After months of eating those little muffins of pure joy, I decided I wanted to step my game up a notch. Add some JAM to the mix. But for some reason even though I will eat Kraft peanut butter by the handful, I refuse to buy store bought jam. Too many preservatives andΒ sugarΒ in there. (Don’t worry, I absolutely see the massive contradiction staring me in the face).

Homemade Blueberry Chia Seed Jam - So quick to make and only requires 4 ingredients! Store in your fridge for up to 2 weeksHomemade Blueberry Chia Seed Jam - So quick to make and only requires 5 ingredients! Store in your fridge for up to 2 weeks

I had just bought one too many containers of blueberries from the Chinese supermarket and wasn’t interested in freezing them, so I thought I would do something a little different this time. And thus my new favorite sandwich spread was born! Oh man, this is actually one of the easiest recipes to make. Also it made a TON of jam. I’ve literally been eating peanut butter and jam English muffins for the past 2 weeks straight!!! (Haha.. I LOVE IT… SERIOUSLY…

…SAVE ME FROM MY JAM SUPPLY…)

But actually, try this recipe out stat. Once blueberry season is over I plan to do the exact same thing with whatever fruit is in season next! Be prepared for 12 new jam recipes to come…

Homemade Blueberry Chia Seed Jam - So quick to make and only requires 5 ingredients! Store in your fridge for up to 2 weeksHomemade Blueberry Chia Seed Jam - So quick to make and only requires 4 ingredients! Store in your fridge for up to 2 weeks

Homemade Blueberry Jam
Recipe Type: Spread
Author: Beverley Cheng
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Cook time:
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add in the coconut oil and let melt
  2. Add the blueberries to the pot, and bring to a boil. There will be a lot of liquid coming out of the blueberries, so continue to stir frequently. Mash the blueberries up a bit with a fork or big spoon.
  3. Add in the maple syrup (more or less according to your taste)
  4. Stir in the chia seeds, which will soak up some of the liquid.
  5. Let simmer for approx 10 minutes, or until your desired consistency
  6. Let it cool down and spoon into a glass jar, and cover. It keeps for 1-2 weeks in the fridge

 

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  1. OMGosh, that is some gorgeous looking jam! I can imagine slathering that all over bread and digging in. Yum! Pinned!

    • beverleyc

      5 September

      Thanks for pinning Kristi! Mmm i love your use of the word ‘slather’ haha

  2. Cailee

    1 September

    Peanut butter jam time! I love it! πŸ™‚ I’ve always wanted to make jam with chia seeds! I honestly think it’s so smart!! I mean, you’re adding so much nutrition, but it still just feels like jam! It’s great! πŸ™‚

    • beverleyc

      5 September

      absolutely! i couldn’t taste the chia at all. Thanks for stopping by Cailee πŸ™‚

  3. I love homemade jam, but never made blueberry. This one looks SO good and I love that you used chia seeds!

    • beverleyc

      5 September

      Thanks Keri! I know, chia seeds are great for everything it seems like these days haha

  4. Oh yes, pb + jelly english muffins make the best breakfast! I love the idea to make your own with what’s left of summer blueberries. They’re packed with so many healthy antioxidants!

    • beverleyc

      5 September

      Hi Sarah! Yes I hate waste at allll costs so glad I could find something to use them up with πŸ™‚

  5. OH. MY. GOD. This blueberry and chia seeds jam looks divine. Perfect for a healthy and delicious breakfast.

    • beverleyc

      5 September

      Haha thank you! It’s so versatile as well

  6. Julie Lichtman

    2 September

    This looks AMAZING!! I have tried strawberry-chia jam before- but NEED to try this blueberry jam! Great website πŸ™‚

    • beverleyc

      5 September

      Oo that sounds good – next up on my list for sure

  7. I totally look forward to all 12 of the jam recipes to come if they look as good as this blueberry one! And pb on english muffins? Yes!!!

    • beverleyc

      5 September

      Hahah, I hope I can fulfill this for you then! I’ll get to it πŸ˜‰

  8. Wow does this look delicious, and much simpler than I would expect!

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    • beverleyc

      5 September

      I know! I was pleasantly surprised

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