Easy Sugar-Free Raspberry Jam with Dates (Vegan)
This vegan sugar-free raspberry jam is naturally sweetened with fruit! It is super healthy and guilt-free, and it’s great on toast, rice cakes, and more!
Servings: 12 tablespoons
- ¼ cup medjool dates (tightly packed, about 4 medium dates – approx. 50 grams)
- Water (enough to soak the dates)
- 2 cups raspberries* (fresh or frozen, lightly packed)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Measure your dates and soak them in boiling water for 15 minutes. It's easiest to use an electric kettle to boil the water, then pour it over the dates in a bowl. Then place an upside down plate over the bowl to trap the heat and leave it for at least 15 minutes, longer if you don’t have a powerful food processor. You could alternatively boil your dates on the stove in a pot of water.
Once your dates have softened, discard the water and place the dates into your food processor along with all other ingredients. Blend everything until evenly incorporated.
Pour the jam into a pot on the stove and heat until it starts to bubble (should happen within 5 minutes). Then reduce to a light bubble and continue heating for 10-15 minutes. The jam is done when it has thickened up to your desired texture.
*If using frozen raspberries, set them out to thaw while your dates are soaking. It’s okay if they are still a bit frozen when it’s time to blend, because your food processor should be able to blend them even if they haven’t completely thawed.
This recipe makes about ¾ cups of jam. The nutrition information is an approximation for 1 tablespoon of jam.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg