Spiced Blueberry Chia Jam
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Whip Up This Homemade Jam In Minutes
This Spiced Blueberry Chia Jam is easy and ready as a topper for any dessert or toast. Chia seeds are so diverse in cooking and full of protein. They can be created into pudding, porridge, smoothies, use as a thickener and now creating jam. Making this jam at home means that you know how much sugar is in it. This recipe is sweetened with organic maple syrup. Not something commonly found in store bought jams. Plus this recipe is made with wild blueberries that are packed full of nutrition. Definitely a great way to monitor the nutrition that you and your family are getting.
Finding Blueberries For Spiced Blueberry Chia Jam
Honestly, this recipe can be used with most berries. I will adventure into making some with strawberries and raspberries. Although, I love this recipe with frozen wild blueberries. They are much smaller then farmed blueberries and have a ton more nutrition. This wild blueberry jam adds a big punch of good health to your diet.
I use frozen wild blueberries because they are so easy to find in large grocery stores. Of course regular farmed blueberries will work just as well. The wild blueberries definitely have a little more flavor. Play around and find out for yourself.
How To Make Spiced Blueberry Chia Jam
This is such an easy jam because there is no canning involved in this creation. Just put 2 cups of frozen wild blueberries in a medium pot on medium heat and defrost for a couple of minutes. Stir frequently because this helps unthaw the berries faster. Add the chia seeds and lemon juice and continue stirring. Reduce heat once it starts to bubble. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. The jam has to be simmered this long because it helps to reduce the liquid and incorporate the spices into the mixture. (Check the photos below)
Blending The Jam
After the Jam has cooled put it in a blender or small food processor. I used a small food processor so that I could get the jam out of the container easier. Plus, I could really see the consistency of the blueberries. Most of the blueberries and chia seeds were blended, but I still wanted some chunky intact blueberries.
When you are done blending the jam transfer it into a small mason jar. Use a small spoon to easily get it into the jar.
How To Store Spiced Blueberry Chia Jam
When the jam has been transferred into mason jars put a lid on it and store it in the refrigerator. The jam can be stored for up to two weeks in the fridge. After that it should be stored in a zip-lock freezer bag in the freezer.
What To Use Spiced Blueberry Chia Jam On As A Topper
This jam is so thick and delicious. It can be used in so many ways. The first way is a given and that would be to lather it on top of your favorite toast, english muffin or bagel. I’ll go for the toast.
As for trying some different approaches as a jam topper. This can also be used as a beautiful layer of jam in between a layer cake. Plus it can be topped as a topper on cake. This would go wonderfully with a yellow, white or lemon cake. Blueberries always pair off amazingly with lemon.
Let’s not forget scones! These little pastries are a must for jams. Smear it on a blueberry, plan, lemon or mixed berry scone. This sounds wonderful. I will have to make some scones real soon because they are one of my favorites.
Another, lets not forget the sweeter vegetables. This jam is so amazing on sweet potatoes and yams. Although, it has to have butter with the jam. This is a must. So give it a try and find ways to enjoy this quick and easy homemade jam.
I will be making a variety of jams with this recipe format and I will see what I come up with. I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Enjoy!
Spiced Blueberry Chia JamSpicy Saucy Vegan
- 1 Medium sauce pan
- 1 Stirring spoon
- 1 Set of measuring cups
- 1 Set of measuring spoons
- 1 Small mason jar with lid
- 1 Small spoon
Spiced Blueberry Chia Jam
- 2 cups Frozen Wild Organic Blueberries
- 2 Tbsp Organic Chia Seeds
- ¾ Tbsp Organic Lemon Juice
- 3½ Tbsp Organic Maple Syrup
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- ¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Ground Cardamon
- ⅛ tsp Ground Nutmeg
Cooking Spiced Blueberry Chia Jam
- Heat a medium sauce pan on medium heat. Add the frozen wild blueberries. Stir constantly for 3 minutes to defrost the berries.
- Add the Lemon juice and continue to stir.
- As soon as the mixture starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low.
- Add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes to reduce the liquid and mingle the spices.
- Set aside for about 10 minutes to cool.
- Transfer the jam into a blender or small food processor. Blend until the jam is thick (about 1 minute). Transfer into a small mason jar with a lid.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. After two weeks freeze the remaining jam in a freezer bag.
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