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How to make the best (healthy) blackberry jam


Blackberry jam is about the only jam I like to be honest. My family love jam though so this recipe is for them….mostly!

We’ve also been picking blackberries as its an easy, fun thing to do with the kids. It is important to me to teach my children the origins of food so we often go foraging or look at the animals at the local farm butcher and we grow our own (badly!). If you’ve not heard about Chia seeds, you must have been living under a rock…or in Europe! They’ve been less popular here due to Novel food issues but they were approved in 2009. Phew.

Even the dog likes a little foraging action!


Blackberries x 200gm (or other berries, frozen but thawed, are okay too)
Chia seeds x 4tbspn
Cane sugar/honey x 65gm
Water x 45ml

  • Place the blackberries, cane sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil then simmer until the blackberries are soft enough to mash with a fork. Mine took approximately 15 mins but I like crunchiness.
  • Remove from heat and add the Chia seeds. Stir well then leave to cool.
  • Place in a jar in the fridge and cool for 2-3hrs, long enough for it to set.
  • Serve and eat. This is great on wheat free pancakes.


    Author: EmmaNutrition

    Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a natural health expert with a passion for simplifying the science. Emma works with post natal mums, weekend runners and those with digestive issues to find the source of their health issues and rediscover their health mojo.

    3 thoughts on “How to make the best (healthy) blackberry jam

    1. Pingback: Chia seeds – health benefits from a Nutritionist | Emma Nutrition

    2. Must have been under that rock! They sound interesting though and I’ll look out for them locally. That jam would be good with yoghurt too

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