A jar of raspberry chia jam with a spoon scooping some out.
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Raspberry Chia Jam

A healthy raspberry chia jam made with no added sugar! This jam is 100% fruit sweetened, and loaded with nutrients thanks to it's natural chia seed thickener.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia jam, chia seed jam, chia seeds, jam, raspberries, raspberry chia jam
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Michelle Miller

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup date paste
  • 2-4 tablespoons chia seeds *see notes

Instructions

  • Add raspberries and water to a saucepan and bring to a low simmer over medium heat.
  • Once the berries are fully thawed, scoop out about 1/3 of the berries and add them to a blender, along with date paste. Process to incorporate the berries and the date paste.
  • Add the sweetened mixture back to the sauce pan, and remove from heat.
  • Mix together the date sweetened raspberries with the rest of the raspberries.
  • Start by adding 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, and stir to combine. Allow to thicken for about 10 minutes, and decide if you'd like your jam thicker. If it needs further thickening, add 1-2 tablespoons more chia seeds, stir to combine, and allow to sit another 10 minutes.
  • Raspberry Chia Jam can be store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. It also freezes great for up to 3 months. 

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Notes

*The absorbency of chia seeds varies depending on brand and age of chia seeds. It's best to start with a smaller amount of seeds, and add more based on desired thickness. Once you've made it once, you can record the amount you used and use that measurement for future reference.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 9.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg