You’ll want to put this homemade raspberry chia jam on EVERYTHING. It’s incredibly easy to make and full of sweet-tart raspberry flavor.
Healthy homemade jam
What’s your favorite toast topping? One of mine is peanut butter and jam. It’s such a classic combination that brings me back to childhood.
Traditional jam recipes are made with a LOT of sugar – sometimes 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of fruit! Even a single tablespoon serving of jam could provide almost half of your daily added sugar recommendation. (Current guidelines recommend no more than 25 g added sugar for women and 37 g added sugar for men per day).
This raspberry chia jam celebrates the sweet-tart flavor of the fruit with just a hint of sweetness…two tablespoons of maple syrup, to be exact! So, the main ingredients you’re consuming are healthy raspberries and chia seeds when you slather your toast with this chia jam. You won’t miss all that added sugar one bit!
Ingredients in raspberry chia jam
You need just THREE ingredients and about 20 minutes before it is ready to enjoy.
You could definitely substitute a different berry, or even mixed berries, in this recipe. Also, feel free to use another sweetener based on what you have on hand. Honey, agave, or regular cane sugar would all work fine.
How to make raspberry chia jam
This recipe is incredibly easy to make. You just heat the ingredients on the stove, wait for the chia seeds to absorb the liquid to thicken the jam, and it’s ready to use.
Heat frozen raspberries in a small saucepan.
Add chia seeds and maple syrup.
Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The jam will thicken up significantly as the chia seeds absorb liquid from the fruit.
Let sit and cool for about 10 minutes, transfer to a jar, and use however you like!
How to use raspberry chia jam
Spread it on toast with peanut butter or Greek yogurt