This recipe is gluten free, vegan (if not using honey) and refined sugar free.
Store-bought jams and jellies are generally very high in sugar- 12-15 g per Tbsp to be exact! This chia seed jam takes 5 minutes to make and brings me back to when I was a little girl, when my dad would make fresh raspberry jam with the berries in our garden. I spread this on toast or dollop it on top of oatmeal or ice-cream! 1 Tbsp of this jam only contains 2 grams of sugar (with honey added!).
Prep-time: 5 minutes
Cook-time: 5-10 minutes
- 2 cups of berries (your choice!) raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries all work well with this recipe
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp orange juice (1/2 orange squeezed)
- 1 Tbsp honey or agave or more to taste (optional)
1.) Pour raspberries in a medium saucepan and cook 2-3 minutes on medium heat until berries begin to break down
2.) Add 2 Tbsp chia seeds, orange juice and honey (if using) and cook 3-4 more minutes until a smooth jam has formed
3.) Sweeten to taste and store in a small jar (this recipe makes about 8-12 oz of jam). It will store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.