Chia seeds, honey, and fresh raspberries is all you need to make this quick and delicious low sugar and high fiber jam!
I remember when I was only 6 and my grandma would make homemade jam by the gallon and it tasted scrumptious. There was something about it that kicked Welches out of the ballpark.
It wouldn’t be until I was 16 when I realized that special ingredient was sugar and lots of it!
Sigh, I know. I should’ve known, but I was so young and things were just so simple back then.
After my realization, I searched the interwebs and discovered honey is the perfect sweetener for jam and that chia seeds are great for adding that jam-like thick consistency.
So what will you need for this recipe?
To no surprise, you’re going to need a large amount of berries.
I’m talking about 2 cases to make one jar and 4 to make two, which I highly recommend if you are not living the bachelorette lifestyle like yours truly…
When it comes to picking the right berries my pro tip is to look at the bottom of the carton. Look smay be deceiving when it comes to picking berries because what may appear okay on the top can be far from it on the bottom.
I can’t even tell you how many raspberries I’ve thrown out over the years because I neglected to look at the bottom.
It’s tragic I tell you.
After picking the tight berries you’ll want to wash them thoroughly and pat them dry before adding them into a saucepan.
Once you’re done with that you simply add them into the saucepan and start mashing them.
After the berries are complete mush you add in the chia seeds and honey and let it simmer on low for about 3-4 minutes.
When the mixture appears less watery and thickens up that’s when you know the chia seeds have soaked long enough in the jam and that it’s time time to let the jam cool for 10-15 minutes.
Once the jam has cooled off pour it into an airtight container.
I recommend using jam jars or mason jars as this makes the jam stay fresh longer and also because the classic style of the jars adds the perfect hint of vintage to spice up the decor in your fridge.
3 Ingredient Raspberry Jam
Wash the berries, pat them dry and add them to a saucepan on medium heat.
Mash the berries as they warm up until they become complete mush.
Once the berries are mushed add in the chia seeds and honey. After incorporating the chia seeds and honey lower the heat to low and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes. After that time shut the heat off and let the jam cool and the chia seeds soak up any excess liquid for 10-15 minutes. This will allow the jam to reach its peak thickness.
Nutritional Information: It's jam people, it ain't that serious. Count it towards your fruits for the day and you'll be fine.