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Blackberry Chia Jam Recipe (No Pectin)

This blackberry chia jam recipe is simple, ready in 15 minutes, and tastes fantastic! A great use for fresh or frozen berries – with no pectin.

This 4-ingredient Blackberry Jam really couldn’t be easier to make.  A fantastic way to use those delicious heart healthy blackberries to enjoy in breakfasts, bars, and desserts.

5 minute jam, vegan gluten free paleo

We make a LOT of bread on out homestead!  Typically its my easy 4 Ingredient No Knead Bread in the Dutch oven, a Saturday morning ritual for us.  Its great as toast, to dip in bread, or for an open face sandwich.  Last weekend I had a bunch of fresh blackberries, and decided to make a jam to have with our breakfast!

This jam is versatile so you can use fresh or frozen berries. When there is a sale I like to stock up and put a few pints and freeze whatever we don’t eat fresh.  Frozen berries are great for smoothies and perfect in this jam.

This Blackberry Chia Jam  Is:

  • Sweet
  • Smooth
  • Bright
  • Tart
  • Healthy
  • Vegan, Gluten Free
  • Ready in 15 minutes!

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What’s In This Blackberry Chia Seed Jam?

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  • Blackberries – you can use fresh or frozen – whatever is in season. This is great if you have a patch of blackberries nearby or from your local farmer’s market.
  • Chia Seeds – a nutritious thickener for fresh jams and jellies – chia seeds are fantastic to add into smoothies or enjoy as a chia seed pudding. These little seeds are super versatile (ever heard of chia pets?) and are wonderful to cook and bake with!  They are also a great source of Omega-3 acids, I use this brand which is inexpensive and also organic!
  • Maple syrup: for natural sweetness without the refined sugar, I’d definitely recommend using a natural maple syrup over sugar in this recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract: it’s super important to use real pure vanilla extract, and not artificial baking vanilla flavor. This real all natural vanilla is a fantastic ingredient to give this recipe an #extra boost.

Cozy Brunch Recipes You’ll Love!

Homemade blackberry jam is great for a quick cozy weekend breakfast, brunch, or brinner (breakfast for dinner!).  It’s a perfect (and impressive!) recipe for brunch guests, or just for getting the whole family together to enjoy a slow weekend meal.

This jam is also great for having company over for a holiday brunch as well. Ready in under 30 minutes, this jam is simple to get on the table, and will go fast!  You can see all my breakfast and brunch recipes on The Herbeevore here, and also if you are heading to a brunch at someone else’s home check out my brunch hostess gift guide for simple gift ideas the host will love!

A Healthy Breakfast With Blackberries To Enjoy Every Morning

This blackberry jam recipe is a fantastic way to start your day on the right foot!  This jam recipe makes it easy to get your berries in first thing in the morning. I add plenty of fruit (you can use fresh or frozen) to sweeten this jam naturally. Only good-for-you whole ingredients go into this jam, making it a great way to rise & shine!

easy homemade jam

How Do I Make Blackberry Jam with Chia Seeds?

  1. In a saucepan, heat the blueberries over low heat for 7 to 8 minutes, until they begin to break down.  Add the chia seeds and maple syrup and continue to stir until the berries dissolve, about another 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and stir in the vanilla extract.  Allow jam to sit for a few minutes to thicken and enjoy!
  3. Jam will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Storing Jam without Pectin

This jam keeps really well in the fridge!  This is a quick jam recipe, not a canning jam for long-term storage. When finished making, put any leftover jam in airtight containers.  It’ll keep for 2 weeks in the fridge.

What Do I Serve With Blackberry Chia Jam?

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Get the Same Ingredients for this Blackberry Jam with Fresh or Frozen Berries!


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easy homemade jam

Blackberry Chia Jam (No Pectin)

Kelly Jensen
This simple blackberry chia seed jam is ready in 15 minutes and tastes fantastic! A great use for fresh or frozen berries. Make this jam without pectin for a quick jam or jelly for waffles, biscuits, or sandwiches.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1 lb blackberries use fresh or frozen
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup honey, or agave (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a saucepan, heat the blueberries over low heat for 7 to 8 minutes, until they begin to break down.
  • Add the chia seeds and maple syrup and continue to stir until the berries dissolve, about another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in the vanilla extract. Allow jam to sit for a few minutes to thicken and enjoy!
  • Refrigerate immediately. Jam lasts for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


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Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 124IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword berry jam no pectin, blackberry chia jam, blackberry jam bars, blackberry jam with chia seeds, chia jam with blackberries, Huckleberry Jam without Pectin
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