If you’re a health nut, you have probably noticed that chia seeds are popping up in recipes everywhere now – overnight oats seems to be a favorite. Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3’s, but also fiber and protein. Plus 1 serving is just a tablespoon.
Aside from their health benefits, chia seeds can act as a thickener. When they sit in liquid for about 30 minutes or more, they start to absorb some of it which causes it to act as a thickening agent, just like in this jam.
Try out this recipe for your morning toast or your simple PB&J lunch.
Raspberry Chia Seed Jam
- Prep Time:5 minutes
- Cook Time:30 minutes
- Total Time:35 minutes
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 2 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Put raspberries in a bowl (the berries can be fresh or frozen).
Pour in the honey.
Add the chia seeds.
Mash together with a spoon until combined and the berries have broken down. Let sit for at least 30 minutes so the chia seeds can thicken the jam.
Once it has thickened up, use just like normal jam!