This raspberry jam is tart yet sweet, made using only three nutrient dense ingredients, zero refined sugar, and chia seeds to make it extra thick and pack a punch of plant based protein.
Homemade jam was admittedly one of those things that I was always intimidated to try to make, so I strayed away from it for a really long time. But boy was that a mistake! So I am here to tell you how EASY this is to hopefully help you avoid doing the same and getting on this recipe now! You will never want to buy store bought versions with added sugars and thickeners ever again once you try this. If you want another great spread option check out my homemade apple butter.
Not only is this recipe great because you only need three ingredients, they are three ingredients that are actually really good for you! Raspberries are packed full of antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory, and contain power polyphenols which can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 fats which are critical for proper brain function (and a lot of us don’t get enough of!), they are a great source of fiber which helps keep us fuller longer and can help with weight loss, and are also a great source of calcium! Lastly if you purchase local honey it can be a great way to combat allergies, and unlike refined sugar, is a sweetener that actually provides vitamins and minerals.
AND – this raspberry jam is not only great for pbj sandwiches! I use this chia jam in so many fun treats, like my pbj thumbprint cookies, my no bake pbj granola bars, or spread on top of my vegan banana bread. The possibilities are endless!
How will you use it??
Let’s Make Some Raspberry Jam!
All you need is three ingredients and about ten minutes to have this jam in your life. And a little foresight. Ideally you want to let it thicken overnight, so if you can plan for it, try to make it the day before you want it. If not, just give it an hour or so to sit!
If you want a vegan option, just swap out the honey for another sticky sweetener like agave, date nectar, or maple syrup. You can find the brands I use and recommend at my Amazon shop.
And you can even swap out the raspberries for your favorite fruit if you want to give that a try! I haven’t made this with any other fruits yet but I am sure it would work! Let me know what you try 🙂
Besides the listed ingredients, for this recipe you will need:
- a sauce pan
- access to a stovetop
- a whisk or rubber spatula
- a mason jar or other container for storage
I promise you will love this so much, you won’t be able to keep your paws off it – Kingsley sure couldn’t!↓Print
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