The other day I realized that I usually have chia seeds almost every morning in whatever I am eating for breakfast. It’s gotten to the point where I crave them if I don’t have any. Yes, I’m strange but this jam is outstanding and happens to contain chia seeds! The combination of blueberries and figs with a hint of citrus makes this jam truly unique in flavor. Dried figs are very sweet and allow this jam to be made without the addition of any sugar. Hurray for 100% fruit!
The combination of fig’s health benefits with those of blueberries, oranges, and chia seeds make this quite the super-jam! It is a wonderful change from the usual grape or strawberry jam and is super easy to make. I always say ditch the can and cook your own dried beans, well now I’m telling you to ditch the jam jar! One taste and you will understand why I am so obsessed. Now excuse me while I go make a peanut butter and blueberry fig jam sandwich
Blueberry Fig Jam
2 cups frozen blueberries, defrosted
6 dried figs, diced* (I use organic kalamata figs)
1 orange, juiced
2 Tbsp chia seeds
*make sure to remove the hard stem on the top of the dried fig
Blend the blueberries and figs with the orange juice in a high-speed blender or food processor for 5-10 seconds. Add puree to a pot and stir in chia seeds. Simmer for 10-15 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring regularly, until jam consistency is achieved. Cool completely and store in an air-tight jar in the fridge.