Here are the magic words that describe this jam: no cooking required.
It’s so ridiculously easy and simple to make, you can do it all in one bowl and prepping doesn’t take more than five minutes. The result is a super healthy jam loaded with fiber and omega-3. You can have it on toast with peanut butter, but I’ve been addicted to having it on Greek yogurt with some homemade granola and a drizzle of maple syrup. It’s such a classic combo.
I’ve made this jam so many times and to be perfectly honest, I eyeball the ingredients for the most part. It’s a very forgiving recipe and you can adjust it to taste. But here’s basically what you’ll need:
4 cups frozen raspberries
¼ cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons orange juice (or lemon juice)
maple syrup, to taste
- In a medium bowl, combine the frozen raspberries, chia seeds and orange juice. Cover and let the mixture defrost for about three hours at room temperature, or overnight in the refrigerator.
- Once the berries are defrosted and soft, use a potato masher (or the back of a spoon or a fork) to mash up the mixture to your desired consistency.
- Taste, and stir in some maple syrup, to taste. If the chia seeds aren’t plump yet, let the mixture rest for another 30 minutes to let them absorb some more moisture.
- Store leftover jam in the refrigerator, covered, for about 1 week.
That’s it! Easy peasy, isn’t it?
Here’s more of basically the same picture in a poor attempt to convince you. Is it working? I hope so!