Try our incredible homemade blackberry chia seed jam for a healthy and flavorful recipe! Made with blackberries and chia seeds in 20 minutes, this easy jam is rich in antioxidants and doesn't contain refined sugar. No special tools or canning are required!
Making jam is easier than you think! In just over 15 minutes, you can enjoy this delicious Homemade Blackberry Chia Seed Jam! This chia jam recipe is great on everything from toast and bagels to pancakes.
It's gluten-free, vegan, and contains less sugar than most jams.
Homemade Strawberry Chia Seed Jam is also incredible!
Why You'll Love This Jam
- QUICK & EASY. In about 20 minutes, you can enjoy a wonderful spread for toast or a topper for your yogurt bowl. It's super simple! No special tools are required.
- HEALTHY. It's so healthy and delicious; you'll want to spread it on everything from toast to pancakes. The jam contains no refined sugars, and the health benefits of chia seeds are numerous. They are super high in Omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, you get a healthy dose of antioxidants, fiber, calcium, and protein. Blackberries are rich in vitamin C and fiber as well.
- INEXPENSIVE. Making your own jam with fresh berries is much less expensive than store-bought jams or jellies.
This easy recipe is definitely a healthy homemade jam recipe and most definitely a healthy food recipe!
You only need 5-simple ingredients to make this tasty chia seed jam recipe:
- Fresh Blackberries - you can also use frozen berries.
- Maple Syrup - pure maple syrup (not imitation) is best. You can also use honey or agave syrup.
- Lemon Juice - again, fresh is best!
- Chia Seeds - these nutrient-rich seeds thicken the jam naturally.
- Vanilla Extract - pure vanilla extract is recommended.
Have you checked your jam jar from the store? I'm guessing there's some added sugar in there. This homemade blackberry jam recipe tastes better and is so much healthier for you.
- Cook Berries. Wash your berries, place them into a medium pot on the stove, and start to bring the blackberries to a boil.
- Add Remaining Ingredients. Stir in the maple syrup, lemon juice, and chia seeds with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook jam on low until it thickens, about 5-7 minutes more. Continue to stir the jam while it thickens.
- Add Vanilla and Place in Jars. When thickened, remove it from the heat and add your vanilla. Once it's cooled to room temperature, place it in a mason jar or other airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.
More Jam Recipes
If you want to make traditional jams, we have a fantastic Mixed Berry Jam.
Strawberry Fig Jam is also a treat!
It's delicious in these easy cookie cups or on breakfast sundaes.
- This jam is a refrigerator jam – it does not require any canning, so there is no need to sterilize any jars and place them in a water bath to seal. It's amazing.
- This is a small-batch jam recipe. We use an 8-ounce mason jar to store the jam.
- There is no pectin needed for this recipe. When exposed to moisture, the chia seeds plump up and thicken the jam naturally. Yum!
- You can use any type of frozen berries in this recipe with great results.
Blackberry Chia Jam keeps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.
Honestly, we've kept it longer, but to be safe, try to use it within that time. Seriously it won't be hard!
What could be easier? No canning, but you get to enjoy fresh homemade blackberry jam! It's even good over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So enjoy!
Chia seed jam freezes well. You can freeze chia jam in plastic or glass, and you can even freeze jam in zip-lock freezer bags. Just be sure to press out any extra air before zipping them up. And remember to label them with the date! Use our Freezer Guide to prevent freezer burn.
Freezer jam will keep for 1 year in the freezer. It is best to put freezer jam in small containers to take out of the freezer what you need and eat it within a short period of time. It lasts about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Chia seeds thicken the jam. These nutrient-rich seeds hold up to 30 times their weight in water, making them the perfect substitute for jam-thickening pectin.
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This recipe was originally published on 7/13/2018.
Homemade Blackberry Chia Seed Jam Recipe
- Spatula or cooking spoon
- storage jar
- 1 pound washed blackberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup (depending on sweetness preference)
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the blackberries to a low boil on medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the berries soften, about 5 minutes. Don't overcook it. Leave some berries in chunks for texture.
- Stir in the maple syrup, lemon juice, and chia seeds. Cook jam on low until it thickens, about 5-7 minutes more. Continue to stir the jam while it thickens.
- Remove the jam from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Let jam cool to room temperature.
- Transfer mixture to an airtight container, such as a mason jar, and keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Deborah P. says
Was so happy to find this simple and healthy recipe. Thanks! Yum! And happy to use some of my chia and maple syrup. How do I freeze it … any special instructions?
Erin Henry says
So nice to hear it, Deborah. Chia seed jam freezes well. You can it in plastic or glass, and you can even freeze jam in zip-lock freezer bags. Just be sure to press out any extra air before zipping them up. And remember to label them with the date!
Yummy! Thank you for the recipe.
Erin Henry says
So glad you loved it, Therese!
Hello, thinking about your recipe sounds delicious , do you know if the chia-blackberry jam can be canned?
Erin Henry says
We have never tried canning it, but if you follow all the normal canning techniques, we think it should work.
Thank you Eren, maybe I will try to can a couple of jars.
Erin Henry says
Perfect! Let us know how it goes!
Delicious - my family absolutely loved it!
Erin Henry says
Wonderful! So glad to hear it, Melissa! It's a great healthy family recipe.
I loved this jam it was super simple to make and was the perfect thing to enjoy on toast in the mornings. I love the simple ingredients too.
Pam Dana says
This was a WINNER! Thank you! SO good!
Erin Henry says
Thanks, Pam. Plus, it's so easy to make!
This looks so tasty!
Jennifer Dawn says
Delicious! I love making my own jam.
Homemade jam is wonderful and giving it as gift is great too! I'll have to check out your link party, Jennifer. Thanks for stopping by!
Ginnie | Hello Little Home says
This looks amazing and so easy! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it!
I can't believe how easy it is...and it's so good! It tastes good on everything. Vanilla Ice cream topped with a little dollop is now a favorite!
I've never used chia or syrup in my jams before. It's beautiful and sounds delicious! Pinned!
It is delicious. I think you should give it a try. It's so quick to make jam this way, but a lot healthier when you don't include all the sugar.
This looks really good!
Thanks Carol! It's one of my favorite things to make right now. With fresh berries on hand, I can't get enough. The kids like to too, so I guess I'll share 🙂
Helen Fern says
What a great idea to use the chia!! And it looks amazing! Would love to have you come share at the What's for Dinner Link up!
Thanks for coming by, Helen. It's brilliant using the chia seeds...the jam thickens so quickly. I'll come by and link up! Have a great week.
This looks fabulous!!! I love the idea of adding chia seeds, Pinned 🙂
It's amazing hoe healthy and delicious jam can be! Love it!
Yes! Totally! I'm putting chia seeds in more and more things lately. Can't wait to try one of your chia seed puddings!