Raspberry Chia Jam

Updated July 25, 2022
A recipe for naturally-sweetened chia jam. A healthier alternative to jam which comes together in under 20 minutes!
Total Time 20 mins
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a pot of raspberry chia seed jam

This raspberry chia jam is a cinch to make and tastes delicious on toast or in sponge cakes. It’s naturally sweetened and a healthier alternative to store-bought jams.

why you’ll love this recipe

I just know you’ll love this recipe! It’s:

  • Naturally sweetened
  • Made with just three ingredients
  • Super customisable
  • Vegan friendly!
raspberry jam in a jar

How do chia seeds turn into jam?

When chia seeds are exposed to water, they puff up creating a moist, nutrient-dense layer around the seed. This creates a mucilaginous (gel-like) texture to our jam, meaning we don’t need to use excess sugar or pectin to create a sticky jam!

how to make chia seed jam

Making your own healthy jam at home couldn’t be easier. Simply add raspberries (fresh or frozen) to a small saucepan and cook down until juicy. Then stir in some agave syrup, lemon juice and the chia seeds.

To achieve a sticky jam-like texture, we’ll need to leave the mixture for at least 20 minutes to allow the chia seeds to absorb the moisture. Then it’s ready to enjoy!

Psst! You can also make chia jam in the microwave – simply microwave the berries until soft and juicy, then stir in the remaining ingredients and leave to cool.

a jar of jam held up

What to serve with this recipe

Here are a few of my favourite ways to enjoy this healthy raspberry jam:

a pot of chia jam being dug into

faq

Can I make chia jam using any berries?

Yes. You can make this recipe using raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, or even a combination!

How long does chia jam last in the fridge?

Store-bought jam is high in sugar and preservatives so will last longer in the fridge. This homemade version will last up to 1 week in the fridge in an airtight jar.

Can I gift chia seed jam to my friends?

Yes! That’s a lovely idea. You can serve the jam in little jars wrapped with twine alongside a heartfelt message. You could also gift them some homemade cookies!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please leave a rating + review below and share your photos on Instagram tagging #shivanilovesfood!

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5 from 1 vote

Chia Jam

A recipe for naturally-sweetened chia jam, made with frozen berries and chia seeds. This easy recipe is healthy and vegan, and ready in 20 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: baking, vegan
Servings: 1 small jar
Calories: 61kcal
Author: Shivani Raja

Ingredients

  • 120g / 4oz Raspberries fresh or frozen, or any other berries of choice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup or agave syrup, or honey
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds

Instructions

  • Add the berries to a small saucepan and cook over low heat for about 5 minutes until juicy. Use a fork or wooden spoon to gently mash the berries. At this point, you can blend the berries if you so wish.
  • Add the lemon juice, maple syrup, and chia seeds to the saucepan and mix together.
  • Leave the jam for about 20 minutes to thicken up and cool down.
  • Stir the jam before serving. Enjoy!

Shivani’s Tips

  • Prepared chia seed jam will last up to 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • You can also make chia jam in the microwave – simply microwave the berries until soft and juicy, then stir in the remaining ingredients and leave to cool.
 

NUTRITION

Serving size: 1/4 jar 
Calories: 61 kcal | Fat: 1.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 9.6g | Protein: 0.8g 

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4 thoughts on “Raspberry Chia Jam”

  1. 5 stars
    Just a suggestion w/o malice. Microwaves kill the nutrients of any food. Definitely research it. Perhaps the stovetop to reduce down the fruit. ?

    1. Hi Brittany, thanks for the tip! I have made this in the microwave as it is faster and easier, however you can make it on the stovetop if you wish 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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