Monday, May 23, 2016

80--- Blackberry Chia Seed Jam

Chia seed jam may be the simplest condiment you will ever make.  Chia seeds, naturally high in omega-3 fatty acids, turn gelatinous when submerged in liquid.  When added to a sweetened milk (or substitute) you get pudding.  When added to a sweetened fruit puree, you get jam!

Blackberry Chia Seed Jam
Makes ~ 3 1/2 cups jam

4 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp lemon zest
1/3 cup chia seeds

In a saucepan, combine berries, honey, and lemon zest. Heat over medium heat, stirring regularly, until mixture reaches a low boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and allow mixture to reduce slightly for ~ 20 minutes.  During cooking the berries will break down into a liquid consistency  (you may use a whisk or fork to break them down further).

Remove from heat and whisk in chia seeds.

Pour mixture into jars for storage, seal with lids, and place in  the refrigerator overnight.

You may store the jam in the refrigerator for unopened for ~ 1 month. Once opened use within one week.  You may also store unopened jars in the freezer until ready to use (allow to "gel" overnight in the refrigerator before storing in the freezer however).


  1. I made this jam a few days ago - thank you so much for the recipe. It goes wonderfully as a topping with yogurt and granola for a breakfast meal or snack.

  2. when i made this jam at home. it goes wonderfully as top with yogurt and granola for a brekfast meat