Saturday, January 10, 2015

Chia Blackberry and Raspberry Sugar-Free Jam Recipes

Chia Blackberry Jam

Sugar-Free, Raw, Gluten-Free

A very easy and delicious raw-food jam that is great to use as a topping for yogurt, frozen desserts, and of course toast! Chia seeds are a great alternative to using thickening starches and large amounts of sugar. Our sweetener blend is healthy, sugar-free and chemical-free,

So slather on!


1/2 c. WARM water
1/4 c. vegetable glycerin
2 T. IMO syrup (or other desired sweetener)
2 T. whole black chia seeds
1/2 c. powdered White LAKANTO brand sweetener (or erythritol, or xylitol, or 50/50 blend of both)
18 ounces crushed fresh blackberries
1 T. Black Cherry Concentrate, optional
1/16 t. BIOSALT, to taste
Ascorbic acid powder (Vitamin C), to increase tartness if needed, to taste
Natural berry flavor, if desired
Stevia glycerite, to sweeten taste


Blend together the warm water, glycerin, and IMO syrup.

Stir in 2 T. chia seed. As soon as it thickens (3-5 minutes), stir in your desired healthy sugar substitute, crushed blackberries, and blackberry concentrate, if using.

Adjust the flavors: Add approximately 1/16 t. BIOSALT (recipe on blog). Add to taste, the ascorbic acid, natural berry flavor, and stevia glycerite.

Allow to thicken in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. Stir.

Store in the refrigerator up to one week. Freeze jam for long-term storage.


Using 2 T. chia seeds gives the consistency of a freezer jam. 

Using 4 T. chia seeds makes a thicker jam.


Instead of blackberries, use fresh crushed raspberries. Use white chia seeds for the raspberry jam.


You can buy IMO syrup online. Kitchen Cheetahs hopes to be able to provide you with IMO syrup and IMO powder at a better price, at a later date. Please contact us and let us know if you are interested.


Author, Leila