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Sugar-Free Raspberry Balsamic Chia Jam

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Who says that you can’t have jam on a low carb diet?

Pfffft! Not only can you have jam, you can have your jam in just a few minutes! Being able to make a small batch of chia jam in a short amount of time means that you can be a bit creative with your flavours.

The addition of balsamic vinegar gives your familiar everyday raspberry jam a new and mysterious depth. Enjoy!

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Serving size tbsp, 20 g/ 0.7 oz

Allergy information for Sugar-Free Raspberry Balsamic Chia Jam

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, tbsp, 20 g/ 0.7 oz)

Net carbs1.1 grams
Protein0.4 grams
Fat0.3 grams
Calories11 kcal
Calories from carbs 52%, protein 20%, fat 28%
Total carbs1.9 gramsFiber0.8 gramsSugars1 gramsSaturated fat0 gramsSodium0 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium5 mg(1% RDA)Potassium33 mg(2% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 2 cups)

  • 500 grams frozen or fresh raspberries (1.1 lb)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (16 g/ 0.6 oz)
  • 12 drops of stevia, or to taste


  1. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan: raspberries and balsamic vinegar. Sugar-Free Raspberry Balsamic Chia Jam
  2. Add chia seeds and stevia. Cook on the stove over a medium heat for a few minutes.
    Sugar-Free Raspberry Balsamic Chia Jam
  3. Stir and squash the raspberries as the heat through to release the juices. Feel free to add a tablespoon of water if you are concerned.
    Sugar-Free Raspberry Balsamic Chia Jam
  4. Continue until the berries are uniform and a jam-like consistency is achieved. Taste and add sweetener if needed. Spoon jam into jars and seal while hot.
    Sugar-Free Raspberry Balsamic Chia Jam
  5. This makes a large batch of jam, so is perfect for gifting. Feel free to reduce the amounts by a quarter for an individual jar.
    Sugar-Free Raspberry Balsamic Chia Jam
  6. Store sealed in the refrigerator for up to one week.
    Sugar-Free Raspberry Balsamic Chia Jam

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, tbsp, 20 g/ 0.7 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Raspberries, frozen (unsweetened)
0.8 g0.3 g0.1 g6 kcal
Balsamic vinegar, dark (excludes sweet, syrupy vinegar)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Chia seeds
0 g0.1 g0.2 g3 kcal
Stevia extract (SweetLeaf or NuNaturals, natural low-carb sweetener)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, tbsp, 20 g/ 0.7 oz
1.1 g0.4 g0.3 g11 kcal

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Comments (18)

What brand cheese did you use ?? Everything came out of my pastry. It looked like one big blob.

Hi Rosie, I don't think you meant to leave the comment here? This is our chia jam.

I love this and love balsamic sms strawberries! I don’t have stevia drops but I have monkfruit golden and classic sugar Could I use that instead? Thank you so much!

I totally agree! This is a similar recipe where I used balsamic vinegar: Low-Carb Strawberry & Basil Chia Jam
Yes, monk fruit sweeteners will work well here. You can mix it in while the berries are still warm sop it has time to dissolve. You can use as much as you like.

Could you freeze these, or for that matter any of the fruit jams made with chia?  I am not real familiar with chi an dam just learning since I went keto.  

Absolutely! It's best to freeze them in an ice tray if you think you can't eat them within 1 week (stored in the fridge and sealed).

Looks amazing, i have an allergy to chia seeds, could you recommend a substitute please?

Thank you! You could use gelatin like we did here: Super Smooth Low-Carb Strawberry Jam

I did my own take on this one and used blueberry's in place of raspberry's the results were amazing!

Thank you for your lovely feedback Kathleen!

Can I use strawberries instead?  Would the carb count be similar?  

You can! Here's a similar recipe: Low-Carb Strawberry & Basil Chia Jam

Hei, I wanna try your recipe because I have so much rasberries at home I don’t know what to do with it.. but I have one question about storing - do I need to keep made jars in the fridge for the whole time or just when I opened ones?

You will need to keep them in the fridge the whole time. Also, if you're making a large batch it's best if you preserve the jam using the canning method. Once preserved, these can be kept outside the fridge until they are opened.

Sounds very good. Question, why add balsamic?

You can leave it out but it goes well with raspberries and strawberries. It's just for flavour 😊

Very inspiring!I am going to add some chopped up chilli and a tablespoon of fried diced onion,then put some on top of baked camembert or brie....💥

That sounds amazing! I actually used this chia jam to make baked brie the other day (recipe soon) 😊