3 cups fresh blueberries
¼ cup pure maple syrup, to taste (or other liquid sweetener like honey)
¼ cup chia seeds
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. In a medium-sized non-stick pot, bring the blueberries and 4 tablespoons of maple syrup to a low boil. Stir frequently, and reduce heat to low-medium to simmer for about 5 minutes. Lightly mash the blueberries with a potato masher or fork, leaving some for texture.
2. Stir in the chia seeds until thoroughly combined and cook the mixture down until it thickens to your desired consistency, or about 15 minutes. Stir frequently so it doesn’t stick to the pot.
3. Once the jam is thick, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Add more maple syrup to taste if desired. Enjoy on toast, English muffins, oatmeal, overnight oats, oat bars, tarts, cookies, ice cream, banana ice cream, smoothies, and more.
4. Store the jam in a jar or air tight sealed container in the fridge for up to a week. Or freeze extra for a later use. This can be made into a great gift by just adding a note and ribbon or string to the jar.