Easy Keto Blueberry Chia Jam Recipe: Perfect for Low Carb Diets


Discover the Joy of Keto Blueberry Chia Jam

Welcome to a delightful twist on jam that fits perfectly within your keto lifestyle – Keto Blueberry Chia Jam. This recipe is not just a treat to your taste buds but also a boon to your health, offering a low carb, high fat option to complement your diet. Bursting with the natural sweetness of blueberries and the nutritional powerhouse of chia seeds, this jam is a guilt-free indulgence. Whether you’re topping off your morning toast or adding a dollop to your favorite keto dessert, this jam is sure to impress.

For those on a ketogenic diet, finding a jam that doesn’t spike your blood sugar levels can be a challenge. But with this homemade Keto Blueberry Chia Jam, you can enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors of a traditional jam without the added sugars and carbs. It’s a fantastic way to add a pop of flavor to your meals while keeping your macros in check.

Keto Blueberry Chia Jam

The Story Behind Keto Blueberry Chia Jam

My journey to creating the perfect Keto Blueberry Chia Jam began when I was looking for a way to enjoy the classic flavors of blueberry jam without the sugar rush. As a keto devotee, I knew I needed to craft a recipe that was not only delicious but also aligned with the principles of a ketogenic diet. This jam is the result of numerous experiments to find the right balance of sweetness, texture, and nutritional content.

Blueberries, the star of this jam, are a keto-friendly fruit when used in moderation. They are rich in antioxidants and provide a natural sweetness that can satisfy any sugar craving. Chia seeds add fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, making this jam not just a treat but a functional food that supports your health goals. The use of erythritol, a sugar alcohol, ensures that the jam is sweetened without impacting your blood sugar levels.

Every spoonful of this jam is a testament to the fact that living a keto lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite flavors. It’s a testament to the creativity and versatility that the keto diet offers, allowing you to enjoy a variety of foods in a healthier way. Whether you’re spreading it on a slice of low-carb bread or swirling it into a bowl of full-fat yogurt, this jam is a versatile condiment that elevates any meal.

Preparing Keto Blueberry Chia Jam

Mastering the Method for Perfect Keto Blueberry Chia Jam

Creating this jam is an art that goes beyond simply following the recipe. To achieve the perfect consistency and flavor, it’s essential to pay attention to the details. Starting with fresh, high-quality blueberries is key. As you simmer the berries, keep an eye on the heat – a gentle simmer is what you’re aiming for to coax out their natural juices without burning them.

When it comes to mashing the berries, remember that less is more. You want to break them down enough to release their flavors, but leaving some chunks will give your jam a delightful texture. As you add the chia seeds, stir continuously to avoid clumping. These tiny seeds are what will give your jam its signature gel-like consistency, so dispersing them evenly is crucial.

Patience is your friend when waiting for the jam to thicken. It might be tempting to crank up the heat, but doing so can compromise the flavor and texture. Let the magic happen slowly, and you’ll be rewarded with a jam that’s just the right consistency. And don’t forget – the jam will continue to thicken as it cools, so if it’s a bit runnier than you’d like, give it time. It will set beautifully in the fridge.

Keto Blueberry Chia Jam Consistency

Exciting Variations to the Keto Blueberry Chia Jam

Raspberry Delight

For a tangy twist, replace half of the blueberries with fresh raspberries. The raspberries add a tartness that complements the sweetness of the blueberries, creating a jam that’s both complex and satisfying.

Cinnamon Spice

Add a warm, aromatic flavor to your jam by stirring in a pinch of cinnamon. This spice not only adds depth to the taste but also brings additional health benefits, such as blood sugar regulation – a win-win for keto dieters.

Tropical Fusion

Give your jam a tropical flair by incorporating some diced strawberries and a handful of shredded coconut. This combination will transport your taste buds to an exotic island, all while keeping your jam keto-friendly.

Substitutions for Keto Blueberry Chia Jam

If you’re looking to switch things up or accommodate dietary restrictions, there are several substitutions you can make in this recipe. For the sweetener, if erythritol isn’t your preference, you can opt for another keto-friendly sweetener like stevia or monk fruit extract. Just be sure to adjust the quantity to achieve the desired sweetness.

For a different berry base, blackberries can be a great alternative to blueberries. They offer a similar texture and are also low in net carbs, making them an excellent option for maintaining ketosis. And if you’re out of chia seeds, ground flaxseeds can serve as a substitute, though the texture of your jam may be slightly different.

Lemon juice is a crucial ingredient for balancing the sweetness and adding a bright note to the jam. In a pinch, you can use lime juice or even a small amount of apple cider vinegar to achieve a similar effect. Just be mindful of the quantities, as these substitutes can have a more potent flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
Can I use frozen blueberries for this recipe? Yes, frozen blueberries can be used. Just make sure to thaw them and drain any excess liquid before using.
How long does the Keto Blueberry Chia Jam last in the fridge? When stored in an airtight container, the jam can last up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
Is this jam freezer-friendly? Yes, you can freeze the jam for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge before using.
Can I make this jam with other sweeteners? Absolutely, just be sure to choose a keto-friendly sweetener and adjust to taste.
What can I pair with this Keto Blueberry Chia Jam? This jam pairs wonderfully with keto bread, pancakes, yogurt, or as a topping for your favorite low-carb desserts.


Keto Blueberry Chia Jam

This Keto Blueberry Chia Jam is a delightful, low-carb spread perfect for enhancing your keto-friendly pancakes, yogurt, or simply as a delicious spoonful of sweet, fruity goodness. Packed with the antioxidant-rich blueberries and fiber-loaded chia seeds, it's a healthy addition to your keto diet that doesn't compromise on flavor.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 32 kcal


  • Medium-sized saucepan
  • Potato masher or fork
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Airtight jar for storage


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries 300g / 10.6oz
  • ¼ cup water 59ml
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds 24g / 0.85oz
  • ¼ cup erythritol 50g / 1.76oz, or sweetener of choice, adjusted to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 15ml
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2.5ml


  • Begin by washing the blueberries thoroughly and allowing them to drain.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the blueberries and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer the blueberries for 10-15 minutes, or until they burst and release their natural juices.
  • Use a potato masher or fork to gently mash the blueberries to your desired consistency.
  • Stir in the chia seeds, erythritol, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly to ensure even distribution.
  • Continue to simmer the mixture for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until it thickens to a jam-like consistency.
  • Remove from heat and let the jam cool for a few minutes. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Once cooled, transfer the jam to a clean, airtight jar and refrigerate. The jam will fully set after a few hours in the refrigerator.


The sweetness can be adjusted according to taste; start with less and add more as needed.
If you prefer a smoother jam, you can use an immersion blender or transfer the mixture to a blender after it has cooled slightly.
This jam can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
For a variation, try mixing in different berries or adding a pinch of cinnamon for a warm spice flavor.


Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gFiber: 3gNet Carbs: 4g
Keyword Keto Blueberry Chia Jam, Keto Jam Recipe, Low Carb Blueberry Jam, Sugar-Free Jam
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