Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam

This jam is best when blueberries are in season. Quick and simple to make without the actual processing work! Enjoy on toast, oatmeal, vegan overnight oats, oat bars, tarts, cookies, banana soft serve and in smoothies.
Dish Type: breakfast, desserts Lifestyle: dairy free, gluten free, nut free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian

Cook Time
20 minutes


3 cups fresh blueberries

3 tbsp  maple syrup or other liquid sweetener

2 tbsp chia seeds

½ tsp pure vanilla extract


In a medium size pot, bring the blueberries and the maple syrup to a low boil. Stir frequently and reduce to low and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

While still in the pot mash the mixture lightly with a potato masher or a fork leaving some for texture.

Stir in chia seeds until thoroughly combined and cook the mixture down until it thickens to your desired consistency or about 15 minutes ensure to stir frequently.

Once the jam is thick, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Add more syrup to taste if desired.

The jam will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for at least a week.