Combine three nutritious all-natural ingredients with a simple cooking method for refined-sugar free Blueberry Chia Seed Jam. It’s perfect for spreading on toast and sandwiches and stirring into oatmeal and yogurt.

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Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Making jam at home is about to get SO much easier. This chia seed jam is so awesome! It’s ready to eat in about 20 minutes and has only three simple ingredients. It also tastes completely delicious.

Ingredients You Need

To make this healthy blueberry jam, you’ll need:

TIP: It’s incredibly simple and you can use fresh or frozen berries in this recipe according to what you have on hand.

how to make blueberry chia seed jam step by step process

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the simple process involved in making this recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of the recipe for the full information.

  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Add the berries and juice to a saucepan.
  3. Cook.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in the chia seeds and let sit.

TIP: You’ll want to mash the berries with the back of the spoon to release all the juices as you stir the seeds in.

Are chia seeds safe for babies and kids?

Chia seeds are a good source of healthy fats and fiber and are a good food to serve to kids in moderation. Start slowly with the portion size if it’s the first time you’re serving it.

How does chia seed thicken jam?

The seeds absorb some of the liquid from the berries and plump up as they turn into a sort of gel. So when you let them sit in the warm berries, they magically create a jam-like texture!

What other fruit can I use in this recipe?

You can try this chia seed jam recipe with raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or a mixture. I’ve even made it with huckleberries when we were lucky enough to have some from Montana!

How long does this last in the fridge?

You can store this jam in an airtight container for 5-7 days in the fridge. Or in the freezer for about 3 months.

Is it safe to can chia seed jam?

Since this jam has low sugar content and isn’t high in acid, it’s not advised that you can it in either a water bath or a pressure canner.

blueberry chia seed pudding with yogurt in container

Chia Pudding with Yogurt

One of my favorite things about this easy jam is that it’s so easy to turn it into instant chia pudding with yogurt! Simply stir some of the finished and cooled jam together with whole milk plain yogurt for a nutritious breakfast or snack.

TIP: The pudding has fiber, protein, healthy fats, Vitamin C, and antioxidants, making it a nutrient-dense toddler or baby food.

How can I use this chia seed jam?

We like to use this jam on toast and sandwiches, over pancakes and waffles, stirred into yogurt and oatmeal, and as the “fruit” in DIY fruit on the bottom yogurts.

Best Tips for Success

  • Store in airtight containers in the fridge for about 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Sweeten to taste with maple syrup or honey.
  • Use jam on toast, pancakes, or waffles.
  • Stir into oatmeal or yogurt.
  • Use equal parts jam and yogurt to stir together a quick and healthy chia seed pudding.
  • Try a different fruit like raspberries, strawberries or blackberries.
  • You may also like Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam.

I’d love to hear your feedback if you try this recipe, so please comment below to share.

blueberry chia seed jam in jar

Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

You can make this with fresh or frozen blueberries. Use the yogurt option to turn it into a quick and easy chia seed pudding.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Course side
Calories 88kcal
Servings 6 (about 1 half-pint)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  • Place the blueberries and juice into a saucepan.
  • Warm over medium and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the berries start to release their juices.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds and maple syrup, if using. Cover and let cool.
  • Stir and mash the berries with the back of a spoon. The chia seeds will have plumped up to thicken the jam. Taste and add more sweetener If desired.
  • Store in airtight containers until ready to use.

Notes

  • Store in airtight containers in the fridge for about 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Sweeten to taste with maple syrup or honey.
  • Use jam on toast, pancakes, or waffles.
  • Stir into oatmeal or yogurt.
  • Use equal parts jam and yogurt to stir together a quick and healthy chia seed pudding.
  • Try a different fruit like raspberries, strawberries or blackberries.
  • You can also stir, once cooled, with plain whole milk yogurt as a snack.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 105mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 52IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 67mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Good recipe . Should I puree the blueberry or just mash for 6 months old baby. I made it but wondering how to serve it because of the blueberry skin thanks

    1. You can do either. You can usually mash it fairly smoothly and that would be fine for baby, or you can blend it a little more smoothly. I hope they enjoy it!

    1. You probably could though it won’t work the same exactly way as far as how the fruit cooks—it might take a little longer for the plums to soften. Once they’re softened though, I’d think it would be similar

  2. 5 stars
    We love the Mamma Chia pouches, but they are expensice and sometimes difficult to find. By adding more juice, we are able to make a pretty close copy cat recipe that my kids love! I have also made some with prunce juice instead of orange juice to help with my three year old’s constipation. Thank you for this recipe!

      1. Thank you so much for your answer!
        …and also thank you for all the fantastic recipes. 🙂

  3. Hi Amy,
    The instructions say to place the lemon juice and zest in the saucepan, but the recipe doesn’t call for lemon zest. Can you please clarify if it needs lemon zest and how much? Would love to prepare this for my son tonight. Thank you!