Tangy, sweet, healthy raspberry chia jam is marvelous for spreading on your morning toast! This super easy recipe only requires a few basic ingredients and no canning experience is necessary!
My favorite breakfast when I was in high school was – get this – whole wheat toast (the wheatier and seedier the better) with a generous slather of salted butter and raspberry jam.
And a ginormous berry smoothie to wash it down.
It goes without saying that I don’t usually eat store-bought jam anymore, and truly enjoy making it myself at home!
Don’t be fooled…I am not a canning expert by any stretch of the imagination. My jam skills are minimal – I have never used gelatin or pectin jam making…only chia seeds!
This methodology is goof-proof and requires hardly any time at all. Because this jam takes so very little time to prepare, I also keep my batches of jam fairly small.
If you’re unfamiliar with chia seeds, the quick run down is they absorb over 10 times their weight in liquid, creating a gelatinous substance around them as they soak.
This makes them ideal for Chia Seed Pudding and in this case, jam!
Using just berries, chia seeds, and pure maple syrup, you can make a squeaky clean, vibrant and delicious jam.
You can incorporate the jam into Paleo and Vegan Crumb Bars, dressings or marinades, or simply smear it on toast or banana bread for a nice little treat.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds:
- Full of Omega-3 fatty acids
- Packed with antioxidants
- Good source of Fiber
- A decent source of vegan protein
- Rich in calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium
- Can be used as a replacement for eggs in vegan cooking
- Gluten Free & Paleo-Friendly
How to Make Raspberry Chia Jam:
Add the raspberries, pure maple syrup, water, and lemon juice to a small saucepan. Bring to a full boil.
Reduce the heat to a controlled boil (so that the raspberry juice doesn’t splatter all about!) and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until the raspberries have softened and lots shape. Mash the raspberries using a fork.
Add the chia seeds, stir well, and continue cooking until the mixture thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the raspberry mixture to cool 10 minutes. Add the pure vanilla extract and sea salt. Transfer jam to a jar and refrigerate at least 2 hours before using.
Keep the jam in a sealed jar for up to 3 weeks.
Also check out my Strawberry Chia Seed Jam!
Use this raspberry jam recipe to make Raspberry Balsamic Chicken!
- Use strawberries or blackberries in place of raspberries
- Replace the pure maple syrup with coconut palm nectar or a zero-calorie sweetener like xylitol or erythritol.
- Add ground cinnamon.
- Omit the pure vanilla extract, or replace it with almond extract.
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Let this raspberry bliss be your new jam!
Raspberry Chia Jam
Easy to make raspberry chia jam with only 3 ingredients. No canning experience required!
- 3 cups fresh raspberries
- 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Add the raspberries, pure maple syrup, water, and lemon juice to a small saucepan. Bring to a full boil.
- Reduce the heat to a controlled boil (so that the raspberry juice doesn’t splatter all about!) and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until the raspberries have softened and lots shape. Mash the raspberries using a fork.
- Add the chia seeds, stir well, and continue cooking until the mixture thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the raspberry mixture to cool 10 minutes. Add the pure vanilla extract and sea salt. Transfer jam to a jar and refrigerate at least 2 hours before using.
- Store in a sealed jar for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition InformationServing Size 1 of 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 72Total Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 15gSugar 9gProtein 1g
Tuesday 1st of December 2020
This dish is seem really good for breakfast. I made it and put it in the refrigerator for a month, highly recommended!
Thursday 12th of November 2020
For some reason, I love cooking your recipes. It looks delicious, for sure this Raspberry Chia Jam is going to be on my table tonight. Thank you, Julia, for this simple yet delicious looking recipe. !!
Friday 13th of November 2020
I'm so happy you enjoy them, Eric! Thanks so much for the sweet note! :D xoxo
Thursday 6th of August 2020
Looks great! The recipe is quite simple and easy to prepare, added to the menu for this weekend. Hope to enjoy the best Raspberry Chia Jam with my family. Thanks and have a nice day!
Friday 7th of August 2020
I'm so happy you like it!
Wednesday 17th of June 2020
This is really a great post. I like eating RASPBERRY CHIA JAM.
Sunday 11th of August 2019
Hi Julia, I was looking for new variant Jam recipe. I find it today. Thanks.. I want to make it this weekend.