Homemade Raspberry Chia Jam – YES PLEASE!
I have been wanting to create a healthy jam recipe for while now because it is so much yummier, cheaper and better for you than sugar-laden store bought jam. This homemade raspberry chia jam is to die for – it is packed with omega 3’s and healthy fats from the chia seeds and contains potent antioxidants, fiber and phytonutrients from the fresh raspberries.
Good news: this homemade raspberry chia jam only takes 5 minutes to make and is made in one pot. Could it get any easier?
This recipe is:
Simple Ingredients – Raspberry Chia Jam
You don’t need a million ingredients for this raspberry chia jam. The 2 main ingredient you need for this is organic chia seeds and frozen raspberries, THAT’S IT! I like getting my frozen fruit from Trader Joe’s, it’s very reasonably priced there.
Chia Seed Benefits
- High in fiber
- Promotes weight loss
- Good source of omegas
- Fights heart disease
- Aids in digestion
- High in plant-protein
I keep my jam in a mason jar in the fridge and you can store it for up to a month. I used lemon juice as a natural preservative.
My boyfriend reaps all the benefits of me having a food blog. I made him this amazing almond butter and jelly toast using the homemade raspberry chia jam and he LOVED IT! I used the tuscan 100% whole wheat bread from Trader Joe’s for the toast by the way.
I used maple syrup instead of filling this with sugar. Also, you can omit the maple syrup but since raspberries are naturally very tart, the maple syrup helps to balance out that tartness. However, I only used 1 tbsp for the whole jar. I promise this jam recipe will win over your whole family.
In addition, you could even use this as a topping for oatmeal, as a raspberry chia pudding, or simply just on toast. Your kids will love it too!
Simple swap: feel free to swap out raspberries with strawberries if you don’t have raspberries on hand.
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Homemade Raspberry Chia Jam (refined sugar-free)
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 half lemon juiced
- 2 tbsp water
- Add water and frozen raspberries to a small/medium sized pot and turn stove on medium/high heat.
- Stir as the stove heats and cook raspberries for about 4 minutes or until completely thawed and they have fallen apart (you can mash them with the back of a spoon as you stir).
- Add in lemon juice and maple syrup and continue stirring for about 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds.
- Add to a mason jar and let the jam sit in fridge overnight in order to get the right texture. The next day you will have perfect homemade jam.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!
In good health,