Blueberry Chia Jam

I love jam spread on muffins, pikelets or banana bread but I really don’t like the amount of sugar that is added. I didn’t really realise this until I started to look at home made recipes and was so shocked. So I started experimenting to find the perfect spread with minimal added sugar and I found this to be perfect. You can adjust the addition of sweetner as per your taste.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh if possible)
  • 1-2 tablespoons rice malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  • Put half cup blueberries in blender and blitz
  • Add these to the whole blueberries in a saucepan
  • Add lemon peel, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • Stir on low heat until whole blueberries start to break down (approximately 10 minutes)
  • Remove from heat and mash mixture if a smoother 'jam' is desired
  • Taste and add 1 tablespoon more sweetener if required
  • Stir in chia seeds and leave for a couple of minutes
  • Transfer to a jar and place in fridge to cool down before using


Will keep for up to one week in the fridge

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