Instant low carb raspberry jam
Yes, there is such a thing as low carb jam! And we can’t wait to tell you how to whip some up. Naturally sweet raspberries combined with chia seeds and just a pinch of vanilla create a beautifully intense spread. And guess what? It has about 10% of the carbs in regular jam.
- 4 oz. (1 cup) 110 g (210 ml) fresh raspberries
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ tsp ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp 3 tbsp hot water
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Making low carb simple
- Mix chia seeds and water in a tall beaker. Let cool a little.
- Add raspberries and vanilla. Mix with an immersion blender.
- Pour into a glass jar and serve with pancakes, chia pudding or oatmeal.
You can use frozen berries, but let them thaw first for best results. Feel free to use other berries for chia jam – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, red currants, cranberries or fruits like diced mango or kiwi.
Most items like this are good in the fridge for up to a week and yes, they can be frozen.
I'm assuming not an electric blender or a stick blender as it would chop up the chia and raspberry seeds.
I used a spoon and mixed fairly vigorously for a while. it looks like the picture.
Could I have used a hand whisk or a hand egg beater? I'm probably just lost in translation on the other side of the world.
Yes, a stick blender, also known as a hand blender or immersion blender will work well as you want to break down the berries for a jam consistency.
Thanks for such easy and delicious recipes!
While we have not tested other thickeners in this specific recipe, you may find this guide helpful.
Thanks for your suggestion, Dawn! I will pass it on to our team.
I didn't have chia seeds, so used the same quantity psyllium husk, with a little more water and that worked fine. I also used frozen raspberries, partially thawed, as fresh ones aren't in season in New Zealand at the moment.
As I don't have a stick / immersion blender, I used an electric one, which was a bit of a challenge for it. I did have to keep stopping and stirring until it eventually reached the right consistency. What I love that it is instant (and tasty)... I said to my elderly mother, "Look, I've just made jam and I didn't need to add all that sugar or stand over the preserving pan stirring like we usually do!"
Combined with the cheesecake, the whole dessert was a huge hit with my family. <3