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A side image of a glass jar filled with Homemade Blackberry Chia Jam made from fresh blackberries, chia seeds, and raw honey.

Blackberry Chia Jam

Making homemade blackberry jam has never been easier, only requires 3 ingredients, and no sugar needed. 

Categories Clean Eating, No Refined Sugar, Sauce, Summer, Sweet Treat
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cool 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 19 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 4 cups blackberries
  • 1 tbsp raw honey, as needed for sweetness (use pure maple syrup if vegan)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds, plus more as needed, to thicken


  1. Add the blackberries to a saucepan and set over medium heat.

  2. Cook until the blackberries break down and become liquidly, about 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Mash the fruit with the back of a spatula or a potato masher. You can make it as smooth or as lumpy as you'd like here for the texture of the jam.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the honey. Taste, and add more honey, as needed, for additional sweetness. If vegan, use pure maple syrup instead of raw honey.

  5. Add the chia seeds, and stir to combine.

  6. Let stand 5-10 minutes, or until thickened. The jam will continue to thicken, especially once refrigerated, but if you'd like a thicker consistency, particularly with very high-liquid fruits, you can stir in more chia seeds 1 tablespoon at a time.

  7. Once the jam has cooled to room temperature, transfer it to a jar or sealable mason jar.

Recipe Notes

This chia jam will store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, if stored in an air-tight container. The jam will thicken further and become more set once it's completely chilled. The jam can also be frozen for up to 3 months -- just thaw in the fridge before using.

Nutrition Facts
Blackberry Chia Jam
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 19 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.6g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Sodium 0.5mg0%
Carbohydrates 2.6g1%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 1.4g2%
Protein 0.4g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.