Blueberry-Chia Seed Jam

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Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Makes approximately 1 ½ cups
Recipe Source: 

From the Taste for Life Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 3/4 cups blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional

Directions

  1. Combine chia seeds and water in a small bowl. Set aside and let soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mash blueberries in a small pan with a potato masher or large spoon. Add lemon juice and honey and simmer mixture over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat. Whisk in vanilla extract, if using, and chia seeds until mixture is well combined.
  4. Transfer jam to an airtight container. Store in the fridge and enjoy within one week.

Notes

In this recipe, omega-3-rich chia seeds stand in for pectin—a common ingredient used in thickening jams.

This jam can also be frozen and stored in the freezer for up to one year.

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The Taste for Life Test Kitchen

The Taste for Life staffers have a wide variety of backgrounds and dietary needs. We're always experimenting in the kitchen, and love to share what we cook, and learn, in the process.

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