Looking for a healthier alternative to traditional jam? This easy chia seed jam recipe is packed with nutrients & flavor, and no refined sugar, making it the perfect addition to your breakfast or snack. Try it out today and enjoy a guilt-free treat!
EASE: You won’t believe how simple this homemade jam is!
PROS: It’s Delicious & healthy! So much healthier than the store-bought jams.
CONS: The family gobbles it up too quickly to store long term in the freezer!
WOULD I MAKE THIS AGAIN? Absolutely. On repeat.
Homemade raspberry chia seed jam
A low-sugar alternative to regular jam, chia jam can be made in 10 minutes and served on toast, with overnight oats, over granola, or waffles.
There are many chia seed jam recipes out there; we use frozen raspberries for a quick and healthy homemade jam recipe.
Just a few healthy + simple ingredients are needed for this recipe.
What substitutions can I make?
Substitute honey for coconut sugar or maple syrup.
Use your favorite fruit! Feel free to test out different berries to find your preference. Raspberry blueberry, strawberry, and blackberry are all unique flavors to experiment with. Another variation to try: 1⁄2 cup of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries to make Bumble Chia Jam!
What is the best ratio of chia seeds to fruit? 1:1 = 1 cup of unprepared fruit to 1 tablespoon of chia seeds.
Some tips for preparing for making this recipe
- Begin by heating the fruit in a saucepan over low heat – medium heat. Then use a potato masher to crush up the fruit.
- Next, add chia seeds, lemon juice, honey and give it a good stir to combine.
- Allow to cool at room temperature – it will thicken.
- Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
What if I don’t like the seed consistency?
If you don’t want to see the chia seeds, after the jam has cooled, blend in a blender, or with an immersion blender, until smooth. This will give it a jam-like consistency. Then, decant into air-tight containers and refrigerate for up to 7 days.
Can I ‘can’ Chia jam?
Don’t use traditional canning methods with Chia Jam. The ph. level in the chia seeds is too low to make them sustainable for canning via a water bath.
Alternative to Canning: Double or triple your batch and freeze in these containers. To thaw: Simply remove from the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator, and use within seven days of thawing.
How to store finished chia seed jam
Pour into an airtight container and store for up to 7 days in the refrigerator. For longer term storage, add to freezer safe storage for 3-6 months.
To thaw: Remove from the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator, and use within seven days of thawing.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Chia jam has a slightly runnier consistency than traditional jam; storing it in the fridge helps keeps a thicker texture. If you prefer a thicker consistency, add another teaspoon of chia seeds.
This low-sugar healthy alternative to regular jam is packed with antioxidant-rich berries and fiber. Chia seeds pack 11 grams of fiber per ounce and are loaded with essential minerals, an excellent source of plant protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, and if that isn’t enough, chia seeds are also a probiotic, keeping your gut health in check.
Yes! Simply substitute the honey for pure maple syrup in equal amounts.
Both! Spread cold over warm toast or warm the chia jam for dipping on a charcuterie board.
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Chia Seed Jam
- In a small saucepan, heat the fruit over medium heat; using a potato masher crush the fruit to your desired consistency. Remove from the heat.
- Add chia seeds, lemon juice, and honey, and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Let the mixture cool for 20 mins; the jam will thicken as it cools.
- Pour into an air-tight container, and store for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.