Homemade raw blueberry jam

Homemade raw blueberry jam

This is an amazingly healthy raw blueberry jam recipe.

Blueberries are now in season and have many health benefits.

They contained antioxidants called anthocyanins, which are the compounds that give them the blue color. These anthocyanins help regulate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory systems in our bodies.

Now, a study in China suggests that anthocyanins may also have heart health benefits. Blueberries are fast becoming champions when it comes to their antioxidant and cancer preventing properties. Combine them with chia seeds and you have a potent recipe!

So step in and make your  own raw blueberry jam, you will control the ingredients and know it is not packed with artificial sweeteners that are bad for you.

We know how beneficial to our health blueberries, chia seeds and raw honey are.

This recipe is a fast one and once you have all the ingredients it will take less than 10 minutes to make.

Note: This recipe is soy free,  gluten free, refined sugar free and pectin free.

Raw blueberry jam recipe:


4 cup fresh blueberries

2 Tbsp of raw honey

2 Tbsp chia seeds

How to make:

Soak the chia seeds in 4 Tbsp of filtered water for 1o minutes

Mix all the ingredients for 3 to 4 minutes using a blender.

The chia gel will give the jam texture.

How to store:

Keep refrigerated: Good for up to 2 weeks.

Keeps 6 months frozen.

Note: This jam is perfect on fruit bowls, toast and sorbets. It works as a freezer jam, but not for canning.

Why not make a fresh batch once a week with seasonal fruits?

This recipe makes about 4 cups.


We recommend Living Tree Community Foods as a good source for raw honey and chia seeds.

For rediscovering the treasured chia seeds.

For honey the healing treasure.

For almonds the natural powerhouses.

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  1. Cyndi Garnes says:

    This was DELICIOUS! Thank you so much!

  2. Just made a batch and it came out great! My only question…the recipe says it stores up to two weeks in the refrigerator but in the comments you stated it’s good for one week. Will it stay good for two weeks or one?

  3. Christina says:

    My jam isn’t thickening. Is it suppose to be runny?

  4. Have you ever tried it with frozen blueberries? Blueberries are not in season where I live.

    • Wes we did and it does not work well. What we usually recommend is to wait for summer and make a lot and freeze so you have some for the winter.

  5. Hi

    Jam looks lovely, can you tell me if this is suitable for type two diabetics please.

    • Hi Rose,
      1 tablespoon honey = 64 calories, 17 grams of carbohydrate. Honey is a natural sweetener and contains carbohydrates. Honey is often safe for someone with diabetes, but as you know it needs to be worked into your meal plan to keep your blood glucose levels controlled.
      Please talk to your health practitioner first to help guide you. Thanks.

      • Kia ora ( Hello) the best honey in the world is Manuka Honey. The Manuka tree only grows here in New Zealand. It is one of our native trees, it is well sort after not only for it’s honey but natural medicinal qualities (rongoa – Maori medicine). Manuka honey is now being used in our hospitals because of it’s healing properties also in New Zealand made natural skin care products

  6. acorn oaktree says:

    love raw jam!!! just wondering why you call it sugar free when there is honey in it. honey is comprised mainly of fructose and glucose.

  7. I was wondering if I can use this with concord grapes? I have a grape arbor and it is producing nice grapes this year.

  8. Will grapes work instead of the blueberries to make grape jam?

  9. I see that there is no cooking with your recipe as there is with other jam and chia seed recipes. Will this work as well?

    • Hi Demetree,
      This is a RAW jam. No cooking, this is why it is very important to refrigerate or freeze. Hope this helps. All we can say: It it delicious 🙂

  10. Honey definitely gives jam a very “honey-ey” flavor. And as this does not have the correct acid/sugar balance in it to be safe at room temperature, make sure you only make a small amount, and eat it quickly even if it is refrigerated.

    • Thanks Mary,
      This is a raw jam and the blueberry flavor off sets the honey taste. This is to be refrigerated or frozen only and it is not an internet recipe, but one we make ourselves. Try it and you will love it. It keeps one week refrigerated and 6 months frozen. Thanks for visiting 🙂

  11. honey ain’t vegan but you can use an alternative, eg agave nectar

  12. Sounds wonderful! How long do you soak the chia seeds for? I can’t tell if it’s supposed to say 1 minute or 10.

  13. Muscadine season is coming and I love them! Can muscadines be substituted for blueberries?

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