Last Updated on July 31, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Blueberry Chia Jam
Blueberry Lavender Chia Jam is a quick and easy pectin free jam recipe – just 15 minutes to make!
Summer means it’s berry season. Especially if you live in an urban setting, when you get the chance to go to a farm and pick fresh berries, you might go a little crazy.
Now you need to use up all those berries. You don’t want all that time you spent berry picking to go to waste right.
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This is a healthy jam recipe using only honey and no processed sugars. Even the honey quantity can be adjusted per your own preference.
Don’t be alarmed if the jam seems quite thin when you transfer it from the blender. Once it chills overnight in the refrigerator, it will thicken.
However, without the sugar volume, it is not quite as thick as your average jam recipe. However, this slight variation is worth the swap for this low sugar Healthy Blueberry Jam.
Not to mention all the extra fiber and protein your are getting from the chia seed.
If you do not have mango juice, it can be substituted with any juice like lemon juice, apple juice or orange juice.
I added some lavender because I like floral accents in desserts and jams. It enhances the fruit flavor, as you can see in some of my other jam recipes like Mango Strawberry Lavender Jam and Strawberry Rose Chile Jam. If you don’t have dried lavender readily available, try rose, hyacinth or jasmine.
Of course, not having any of these florals is no reason not make this Easy Jam Recipe. Just omit it! The jam will still be delicious full of fresh blueberry flavor!
I know you just can’t wait to try it. You can also use a little to garnish pancakes or waffles. It’s delicious with them!
It’s great for breakfast on a piece of toast and also goes great with Parsi Chapat.
Blueberry Chia Jam
- 4 cups blueberries
- 1/4 cup mango juice
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons lavender
- 1/2 cup honey
- In a heavy bottomed pot, combine berries, juice, chia and lavender. Cook on high heat, until the berries burst and start to break down, about 8-10 minutes.
- Transfer it to a blender. Leave it to cool for a few minutes.
- Blend until smooth.
- Transfer to a glass jar and leave to cool.
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