Homemade jams are one of my favourite quick and easy recipes. They’re super simple to make, a great deal lower in sugar than most store-bought varieties and are so versatile.
The chia seeds are what gives the jam that thick, jelly like texture; whilst also being a good plant based source of healthy fats and plant based protein. I often use these to make chia seed puddings as well, which you can have a nosey at here.
Blueberries have a naturally sweet flavour, so don’t tend to find that I need to add in a tonne of maple or agave syrup to counterbalance the sourness like with raspberries. As it’s Winter here in the UK, I’ve used frozen blueberries in this recipe, as these are generally quite a bit cheaper than fresh ones. I’ve also added in one of my favourite powders from The Good Guru, which is their Good Berries. This
- 300g frozen blueberries
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 100ml water
- 2 tbsp agave nectar
- Optional- squeeze fresh orange juice
- Tbsp Berry powder of choice
- Gently heat the blueberries in a saucepan over a low to medium heat so that they start to break down and release all of the amazing juices.
- Stir through the chia seeds, berry powder agave syrup, orange juice if using and pour in the water.
- Allow this to cook and thicken, stirring occasionally.
- Once the jam is beautifully thick and you’ve adjusted any sweetness to taste, allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight jar in the fridge.