Blueberry & Lime Chia Jam

We’ve been trying to cut down on our consumption of refined sugar lately, and while we’re doing okay with snacks and baking (lots of excuses to try new sugar free cookie & cake recipes!), one thing we’ve struggled with is jam. We eat muesli, granola or porridge most mornings – we love us some oats – but you can’t beat jam on toast for a leisurely weekend breakfast. Store bought jam is chock full of sugar though, as are most home made jam recipes. Then I came across a recipe for strawberry chia jam in one of my cookbooks, but my 4 year old said “imagine if we made blueberry jam instead!” So we did.

Ingredients:
(makes one jar of jam)

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 4 Tbsp maple sirup
  • 4 Tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  • Put the blueberries and lime juice in a small saucepan over a low heat, and gently cook for 5-10 minutes until the blueberries start to break down.
  • Puree the blueberries with a blender stick.
  • Mix in the maple sirup and chia seeds and decant in to a clean jam jar (I rinse mine out with boiling water beforehand).
  • Leave to cool, then transfer the cooled jar to the fridge over night.
  • Voila! Blueberry jam.

The jam won’t be quite as set as store bought jam, and it won’t last as long either as there are no preservatives in it. But it should be good in the fridge for a week at least – ours has never lasted longer than that! Better to make a fresh batch each weekend, than to make too much at once. It’s lovely stirred into a bowl of Greek yoghurt too, topped with some extra blueberries.

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8 Comments on Blueberry & Lime Chia Jam

  1. Claire
    13 June 2019 at 7:20 am (4 days ago)

    I am absolutely in love with chia seeds at the moment!

    Love the sound of this flavour combination. Thank you for sharing x

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  2. Lyndsey OHalloran
    13 June 2019 at 11:44 am (4 days ago)

    Oh I love some toast with a nice dollop of jam! Yum!

    Reply
  3. Marie
    13 June 2019 at 7:19 pm (4 days ago)

    Fantastic, I’m also trying to cut down on refined sugar. This looks simple and tasty, I’m going to give it a go!

    Reply
  4. Tracey Kifford
    13 June 2019 at 10:05 pm (4 days ago)

    Now that looks a good idea. I make a lot of jam – but very much aware of all the sugar

    Reply
  5. Mandi Morrison
    14 June 2019 at 8:18 am (3 days ago)

    What a simple recipe and it sounds so tasty. I imagine how lovely this would be on porridge.

    Reply
  6. Anosa
    14 June 2019 at 10:02 am (3 days ago)

    I have never thought to add chia seeds to my jam but then again I rarely ever make jams. Thanks for the recipe

    Reply
  7. Ella @ Typical Mummy
    16 June 2019 at 5:28 pm (20 hours ago)

    This sounds divine!!! I wouldn’t have thought of combining blueberries with lime!

    Reply
  8. Zena’s Suitcase
    16 June 2019 at 11:13 pm (15 hours ago)

    This sounds delicious and so easy to make. My gran always made jam when I was a kid, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried myself. This could be the recipe to change that

    Reply

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