I’m sharing how to make Easy Raspberry Chia Jam on the blog today. This raspberry chia jam is a healthy alternative to the traditional that’s sweet and lush. The ingredients are wholesome and minimal, with just 4 ingredients.
It’s a vegan and gluten-free jam that’s ready in minutes, and that you can feel good snacking on. Trust me, you will never buy store-bought again.
This recipe post has been a long time coming, since I use Raspberry Chia Jam in a lot of my recipes. I love to spread this jam on toast for a sweet and easy breakfast, or top on oatmeal or rice pudding. But somehow I never dedicated a full blog post to making it! Tisk, tisk.
So here’s a quick break down and the recipe and thanks for your patience. Now you can have this jam in your fridge too, to enjoy throughout the week for a sweet breaky or dessert!
Chia Jam Recipe
The ingredients for this recipe are simple and straight forward.
You will need:
- raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- chia seeds
- maple syrup
- sea salt
As you can see, the ingredients are so simple! And you can use either fresh or frozen raspberries depending on the season. Which is why I have given this recipe my Newbie Cook stamp of approval.
Truly, anyone can make this recipe.
How to make chia jam
In addition to the simple ingredients, making chia jam so incredibly simple. There is nothing finicky or time consuming, and you don’t need any fancy gadgets.
All you need is a saucepan and a stove-top. Simmer everything together until you’ve reached desired consistency. Then let cool.
Voila, you just made chia jam. I told you it was easy peasy.
It’s fun to know as well that this chia jam can be used as a base recipe for whatever flavour you like. Simply swap the raspberries for strawberries, blueberries, or other fruits of your choice.
Remember: the base to making chia jam is always chia seeds, maple syrup and sea salt. The fruits can be swapped to your favourites.
For this recipe I’ve used raspberries as it’s my favourite type of jam, but you can also use strawberry or blueberry as an alternative. They are equally gorgeous.
Simply follow the recipe the same as you would if using raspberries, but swap the fruits for your favourite.
I especially love my Strawberry Chia Jam version, which is so sweet and lush.
In fact, I was originally inspired to switch up the fruits by Ali from Gimmie Some Oven’s easy chia jam recipes, where she makes strawberry, raspberry and blueberry versions.
How long does chia jam keep?
Chia jam will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy slathered on toast or topped onto oatmeal or rice pudding. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, try this chia jam in my Raspberry Bakewell Tart recipe.
So there we have it! A simple recipe for Raspberry Chia Jam that is healthy, sweet and delightful. Spread onto toast or top onto your favourite oatmeal bowls. I know you’re going to love this recipe!
And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.
Raspberry Chia Jam
- 1 cup raspberries , fresh or frozen
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch sea salt
- In a saucepan add raspberries and bring to medium high heat. Cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Muddle gently with wooden spoon. Add chia seeds, maple syrup and pinch sea salt. Let jam simmer lightly for 2-3 more minutes and remove from heat. (Optional to add more maple syrup to taste, I used 1 tbsp total). Wait at least 10 minutes to thicken and cool.
VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – WHEAT-FREE – GLUTEN-FREE – DAIRY-FREE – SOY-FREE – REFINED SUGAR-FREE