Nov 13, 2019 (Last updated Dec 4, 2023) by Hannah Sunderani
This is my recipe for how to make Easy 3-Ingredient Raspberry Chia Jam! Vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened; this raspberry chia jam is a healthy alternative to traditional jam using raspberries (fresh or frozen), chia seeds and maple syrup. Enjoy it spread over toast, add to yogurt or oatmeal, or enjoyed it by the spoonful!
This is a quick jump recipe with chia seeds! The chia jam is ready in 10-minutes, and you can feel good snacking on it. Trust me, you will never buy store-bought again.
I make this jam on a weekly basis because my 2-year-old son, Oliver, loves it! He’s a very picky eater and apart from bananas he’s more of a savoury loving toddler than sweet. It feels so good knowing that I’m getting healthy fruits and fibres into his diet in a way that he loves. (His favourite is to have it swirled into coconut yogurt).
And since there’s only 3-ingredients, and the recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make – it’s a god sent as a busy mom! (At this point, I think I could make this jam with my eyes closed).
This recipe has also been a long time coming since I use homemade chia seed jam a lot to top on my many plant-based breakfast recipes, like oatmeal, rice pudding and bircher bowls. It’s also delicious scooped on top of my chia seed and almond milk pudding.
So alas, here’s the recipe for this delicious and healthy jam that I make on a weekly basis, and that never fails me! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
The ingredients for this recipe are simple and straight forward.
You will need:
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.
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.
In a saucepan add raspberries and bring to medium high heat. Cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Muddle gently with wooden spoon.
Add the chia seeds, maple syrup and pinch of sea salt. Let the jam simmer until thickened and jammy in texture, about 10 minutes. Taste and add more maple syrup if desired for sweetness.
Use this jam to spread on toast (I really enjoy it on spelt bread), or add a dollop to plain coconut yogurt, oatmeal bowls or however you enjoy eating jam!
Rule of thumb: to change the flavour of this chia fruit jam, swap the raspberries for berries of choice. Follow the recipe instructions just the same.
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.