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28.11.2016 / By Sonia Raga / Published in SWEET TREATS

Jar of homemade blueberry jam

Do you know someone who doesn´t like jam? I don´t. I mean, everybody loves peanut butter-jam sandwiches and pancakes topped with jam and toast with jam… almost anything slathered with jam simply tastes amazingly delicious. That´s why this weekend I was wondering how come I haven´t shared a homemade jam with you yet. But don´t worry, this mistake is about to come to an end. This homemade blueberry jam is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make.

Jar of homemade blueberry jam

Most jams contain tons of white sugar which you don´t wanna be eating on a daily basis and others are full of artificial sweeteners which you probably want to avoid too (I certainly do). But don´t worry, your jam days are not over because this homemade blueberry jam is the perfect alternative to store-bought jam.

Jar of homemade blueberry jam

Sweet and delicate goodness with a slight tangy touch. Since this is a “chunky” version, this jam is full of yummy, soft and fruity bits. Yes, it is delicious but the easiness of this recipe will also make you very happy. One pot, 6 ingredients and 30 minutes is all you need.





Yield 1.5 cups


  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup dates chopped (very tiny)
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground flax seeds
  • 2-3 teaspoons sweetener (depending on how sweet you want it). You can use agave, rice syrup, maple syrup, unrefined sugar...


  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a pot.
  2. Put on high heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Once it starts boiling, reduce heat to minimum and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes while stirring once in a while.
  3. Using a masher, mash the blueberries uniformly.
  4. Turn off the heat and add the ground flax seeds (and the sweetener of choice). Stir for 1 minute and then let it to cool down.
  5. Transfer to a glass jar or glass container and store in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.

Courses Sweet Treats

Cuisine low-fat, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free

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