Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam

Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam – Super simple jam made with fresh blueberries, lemons, and chia seeds.  Perfect for spreading on morning toast!

Originally, when I made the Easy Raspberry Chia Jam, it was going to be this one but then I found raspberries on sale and changed course.  This time was the opposite, huge things of blueberries were on sale so of course I got them, planning to make something tasty! I thought about adding them to the Lemon Sweet Rolls I was making this week but then decided this would be an even better idea! I love making peanut butter and jam sandwiches for lunch each day so this got devoured pretty quickly! The combination of blueberries and lemons was absolutely perfect.  The balance of sweet and tart worked out so well and if the addition of chia seeds scares you, fear not! They have the same texture as a berry seed so if that doesn’t bother you, then you are good to go! They are a healthy addition and helps thicken the jam to make it the correct consistency.  I can’t wait to try other variations of this jam because it is so awesome! I think next might be strawberry rhubarb or blackberry. Honestly, I started even eating this jam by the spoonful because it was such a tasty snack to quickly grab after class when I was waiting for my coffee to brew!

Speaking of coffee, I just started grinding my own beans and wow, that took my coffee to the next level.  It helped avoid getting that acidic flavor from it as I don’t go through coffee very quickly as I just make enough for a cup or two a day.  Coffee time is my favorite part of the day, I brew my cup of coffee, pour in the perfect amount of half and half, and put on an episode of the show I’m currently watching (right now I’m in the midst of Star Trek: Voyager.  So good!).  I just grind enough for about 3 cups ahead of time and it is just perfect! Plus, I got some Trader Joe’s coffee beans downstate and they just have such a nice flavor! I think I might need to go make another cup right now…. 🙂

Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp raw honey

Instructions

  1. In a small pot on medium heat, combine blueberries, lemon juice, and honey.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, mash blueberries until they are in small chunks and stir to combine with honey.
  3. Leave on medium heat for 15 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  4. Take off heat and stir in chia seeds.
  5. Let cool before putting in jar to refrigerate.  Enjoy!

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