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Homemade Raspberry Jam

This homemade raspberry jam is one of the easiest recipes I have ever posted on this blog! Just four ingredients and a little bit of elbow grease is all you need to make this simple healthy recipe.

Sugar Free Jam Recipe

I mean, who doesn’t love a little bit of sweet raspberry jam in their life? I sure do! But I don’t love the extremely high amount of sugar and preservatives that are in almost every single jar of jam on the supermarket shelves. I wanted to create a healthy homemade version that could be made easily, without needing to boil and blend and I’m very pleased to say it worked.

This simple and delicious recipe will have you wondering why you never made your own jam before.

Ingredients for Homemade Raspberry Jam

You will only need a few ingredients to make this recipe and there is absolutely zero cooking required (the microwave doesn’t count right?!). This is a low sugar homemade raspberry jam that can easily be made keto friendly.

To make a keto version of this homemade raspberry jam swap the maple syrup for a powdered stevia or monkfruit sweetener. You could also try using a sugar free / keto friendly maple syrup however I find that these to be very expensive and the cheaper versions usually contain a lot of nasty sweeteners and preservatives.

My sugar free sweetener of choice is usually this stevia blend because it’s free from crap and sold in large bags at a good price. I usually make a large order a couple of times each year and stock up on this gut friendly sweetener as well as some flavoured stevia drops for coffee.

I used frozen raspberries as they are much cheaper, however fresh berries can definitely be used in this recipe. Once heated in the microwave you just need a fork and some elbow grease to get this recipe started.

  • 2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or powdered stevia blend

How to make this Homemade Raspberry Jam

  1. Heat raspberries in microwave safe bowl for one minute. 
  2. Use a fork to mash the raspberries, then microwave for one minute further.
  3. Add chia seeds, lemon juice, maple syrup (or stevia) to the bowl and mash again.
  4. Transfer to a glass jar or container and store in the fridge overnight or for three hours to thicken and set.
  5. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks (if it lasts that long).

Storing homemade Raspberry Jam

I use recycled nut butter jars to store this homemade raspberry jam. Just wash and dry the jar thoroughly once all of the nut butter is finished and store in the cupboard for your next batch of healthy jam. The jam should last up to two weeks stored in a glass jar in the fridge, however it doesn’t usually last that long in our house, it’s definitely a crowd favourite!

There are so many ways to use this healthy jam recipe. Try smothering the jam over rice cakes with some peanut butter, dollop onto pancakes or your favourite cake. You can also layer it into my Greek Yogurt Parfait recipe for a really divine treat.

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Homemade Raspberry Jam

Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or stevia
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat raspberries in microwave safe bowl for 1 minute.
  • Use a fork to mash the raspberries, then microwave for 1 minute further.
  • Add chia seeds, lemon juice, maple syrup (or stevia) to the bowl and mash again.
  • Transfer to a glass jar or container and store in the fridge overnight or for 3 hours to thicken.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (if it lasts that long).

 

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