March 05, 2014

Sugar-free Raspberry Chia Jam

Jam on toast just sounds like comfort to me. Problem is, most jams are made primarily of refined cane sugar and do not fit into my lifestyle. Considering fruit is so delicious and sweet on it's own, it makes perfect sense that you can create your own sugar-free jam. Keep in a jar for lazy Sunday mornings or bottle for friends and family to give a special and uber creative gift.

The secret ingredients to helping this jam set and upping the nutritional stakes in chia seeds! Chia seeds have a gelatinous quality to them when they are soaked in liquid, making them ideal for egg replacements or setting agents as they act as a binder. 

Sugar-free Raspberry Chia Jam

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp of Natvia stevia sweetener
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons white chia seeds

  1. Combine frozen raspberries, juice of 1/2 lemon and stevia in a small sauce pan and heat over low. Mash berries with a fork and stir until broken down to a smooth consistency. If your berries aren't overly sweet, you may want to add more stevia so make sure you do a little taste test.
  2. Add chia seeds and mix well.
  3. Pour jam into sterilized jar (125 ml) and refrigerate for 1 hour to set.  

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