Blueberry Chia Seed Jam
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This blueberry chia seed jam is as delicious as it is easy to make. No pectin required because chia seeds are the thickener in this jam.
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 3 cups fresh (or frozen thawed) blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Into a large saucepan toss the blueberries, maple syrup, lemon juice and thyme. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir occasionally.
  2. Cook just until berries begin to burst then smash some of them against the side of pan.
  3. Increase heat to medium high and continue to cook until juices reduce by half.
  4. Taste and add more maple syrup, if you would like it sweeter.
  5. Add chia seeds and vanilla to the the pan and stir to thoroughly combine.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Remove thyme sprigs and spoon into a jar to completely cool.
  8. Once cooled, cover and store in the refrigerator.
This recipe makes about a cup of jam.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at