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
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Photo by Callie Calamia
Photo by Callie Calamia

Step 1

Put raspberries in a bowl (the berries can be fresh or frozen).

Photo by Callie Calamia
Photo by Callie Calamia

Step 2

Pour in the honey.

Photo by Callie Calamia
Photo by Callie Calamia

Step 3

Add the chia seeds.

Photo by Callie Calamia
Photo by Callie Calamia

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Once it has thickened up, use just like normal jam!

Photo by Madeline Nathe
Photo by Madeline Nathe