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Raspberry Chia Jam – the healthy jam without sugar! This raspberry jam recipe with chia seeds is quick and easy to make, healthy, and super delicious!

raspberry chia jam on a bread

For most people, breakfast and jam simply belong together! Unfortunately, most of the store-bought jams contain 50% sugar! That’s a lot of sugar you spread on your bread for breakfast and has nothing to do with a healthy diet, even though it’s a “fruit spread”.

The much better and healthier alternative is homemade chia jam! Real fresh fruit or berries, less sugar!

All you have to do is cook raspberries (or any fruit & berry you like) for 10 minutes, stir in chia seeds, and wait. Chia seeds swell up and bind a lot of liquid, which naturally thickens the jam and take over the role of sugar usually used in jams.

a mason jar filled with homemade chia jam

Advantages of Chia Jam

As the chia seeds thicken the jam, there is no need for sugar. Sugar-free jam, isn’t that great?

Since raspberries usually are a little sour, you can add a few tablespoons of maple syrup, agave syrup, or date syrup to sweeten it. If you want the raspberry jam to be completely sugar-free, you can also enjoy it just like that (without maple syrup) or sweeten it with some sweetener such as erythritol, xylitol, or stevia.

Maple syrup is still sugar, but a healthier version of caster sugar. But keep that in mind and don’t pour in half a cup of maple syrup. πŸ˜‰

The only disadvantage of chia seed jam is that it does not keep for as long as regular jam. Sugar has a preservative function, that’s why you can store jam made with 50% sugar for months.

Always prepare your raspberry chia jam fresh and enjoy it within one to two weeks. If you prefer to make a larger batch, freeze it into portions for up to 3 months and defrost overnight in the refrigerator.

I love to make the jam with fresh raspberries in the summer, but you can absolutely make this recipe with a bag of frozen raspberries. If you have too many fresh raspberries, freeze them and enjoy seasonal & regional berries all winter long.

In my opinion, this homemade jam simply belongs to a healthy diet. The berries provide you with vitamins in the morning, and the chia seeds support digestion, contain many healthy nutrients, and improve the appearance of your skin.

a loaf of bread next to a slice of bread spread with raspberry jam

Ideas To Use

This chia jam doesn’t only taste delicious for breakfast, you can use it in many other ways.

Tastes delicious with:

More Fruit Variations?

Use any of your favorite fruit or berry to make this easy jam recipe. If using fruit, make sure to chop them into small pieces and, if you wish, crush them using a spoon or potato masher after cooking.

Use more or less maple syrup depending on the sweetness of the fruit and berries. 

Jam Ideas:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • A Mix of Summer Berries
  • Cherries
  • Apricots
  • Nectarine
  • Plums

Chia Raspberry Jam Recipe

Read through this visual step-by-step guide with lots of extra tips! 

The exact quantities and everything else you need to know for the recipe can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Place raspberries and water in a small saucepan, pop on the lid, and bring to a boil.
raspberry chia jam recipe step 1
  • Reduce the heat to medium and let it bubble for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
raspberry chia jam recipe step 2
  • Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
raspberry chia jam recipe step 3
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. β†’It is important to stir the seeds thoroughly with the rest of the ingredients. The seeds like to settle on the ground and clump together quickly. So if you only stir it once, the seeds may not swell evenly and form lumps.
raspberry chia jam recipe step 4
  • Fill into a mason jar, close the lid, and let it cool at room temperature. Store in the fridge for up to one week. β†’ The jam will thicken considerably after a few hours in the refrigerator!
raspberry chia jam recipe step 5

Tip: If you like, you can add a splash of freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice.

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a mason jar filled with homemade chia jam

Raspberry Chia Jam

Raspberry Chia Jam – the healthy jam without sugar! This raspberry jam recipe with chia seeds is quick and easy to make, healthy, and super delicious!
Author : Aline Cueni
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Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :10 minutes
Total Time :20 minutes
Servings : 8 (2 cups)
Calories : 52kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Place raspberries and water in a small saucepan, pop on the lid, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and let it bubble for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Let it sit for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Fill into a mason jar, close the lid, and let it cool at room temperature. Store in the fridge for up to one week. β†’ The jam will thicken considerably after a few hours in the refrigerator!

Notes

  • Sugar-Free? Use a sweetener such as erythritol,Β xylitol, orΒ stevia.
  • Freeze? Store the jam for up to 3 months in the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge.
  • Add a few splashes of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice for a slightly tangy taste.
  • Serve with bread, yogurt, oatmeal, chia pudding, crepes, or anything that’s calling for jam!

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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