Raspberry chia jam is one of my go-to jams to make every week. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and then I have jam for the entire week. There’s no added sugar and the chia seeds help the jam “jam” up!
Raspberry Nutrition Benefits
Raspberries are not only naturally sweet and delicious, but they also have a ton of nutrients.
1 cup of raspberries contains 8 grams of fiber. The general recommendations for fiber are ~25-38 grams per day, so just 1 cup of raspberries meets up to 32% of those fiber goals!
Raspberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C and full of other antioxidants that may protect against inflammation, heart disease, and cancer.
Why Raspberry Chia Jam is So Awesome
If you’re not a chia jam fanatic (yet!) like I am, I bet you’re wondering what the big deal is with chia jam.
First of all, it’s homemade! This means you know exactly what went into it and don’t have to worry about weird fillers or additives that jams and jellies might have in them.
Also, there’s no added sugar in this chia jam recipe! Added sugars can add up pretty quickly, and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting added sugars to 6-9 teaspoons per day. That’s why I like to create recipes that are either lower in added sugar or completely take it out altogether. Because there’s no added sugar, I wouldn’t recommend canning this chia jam. I usually eat it within 5-7 days.
Another pro about this raspberry chia jam is that it takes about 10 minutes to make. That’s why I don’t mind making it more frequently when I need to!
My Favorite Ways to Enjoy Chia Jam
- Use it as the “jelly” in my Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
- Add it to yogurt and top with granola, cereal, or nuts
- Add it to toast – even better with some peanut butter!
- Have it with cheese and crackers
- Add it to oatmeal for some fruitiness and natural sweetness
Have you tried chia jam before? What are your favorite ways to enjoy it?
Raspberry Chia Jam
- 2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup optional
- Heat raspberries in a small pot for 5 minutes on medium heat.
- Once raspberries are cooked, mix in chia seeds and let sit for at least 5 minutes to thicken.
- If you like your jam a little sweeter, add maple syrup.