Raspberry Chia Seed Jam

Have you ever made something that is so simple, you can’t imagine buying it in the store again? Meet Raspberry Chia Seed Jam.

I saw this jam on a few other blogs and finally decided to try it out for myself. I was not disappointed! Not only is it packed with nutrients due to the chia seeds, but it is seriously the easiest thing in the world to make. It takes 2 minutes, and a five year old could do it!

And you don’t even notice the chia seeds because they blend in with the raspberry seeds!

This jam is super delicious and healthier than any store bought jam. And 2 minutes to make? No excuses not to!

First, microwave the raspberries for 2-3 minutes. Then crush them with a  fork.

Add the chia seeds, honey and water and stir to combine.

Then pour the mixture into a jar, put the lid on and refrigerate it for at least an hour.

That’s it! Enjoy!

Raspberry Chia Seed Jam

Adapted from The Gracious Pantry 


  • 1.5 cups frozen raspberries
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp water


  1. Microwave the raspberries in a small bowl for 2-3 minutes, then crush them with a fork.
  2. Add the chia seeds, honey and water and stir to combine.
  3. Pour the mixture into a jar, put the lid on, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Enjoy!

*Note – I think this will last about a week in the fridge (if you don’t eat it all first!).

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19 Responses to Raspberry Chia Seed Jam

  1. I love chia seed jam – I made a peach one, which was delicious, but I can only imagine it tastes better texture-wise with the raspberries. The seeds are the best part of raspberry jelly anyways!

  2. OH yum!! Raspberry jam is my favorite. I’ve been wanting to try Chia seeds b/c of all the wonderful health benefits but something about them “gelling” up scarys me. This is a perfect recipe to get them in my belly with out being grossed out!

    • Caroline says:

      Haha I think once you use them a few times you’ll begin to find the gelling cool! This is a good recipe to start with though 🙂

  3. Margaret says:

    For more information about chia seeds, and some recipe ideas, check out my website: http://www.chiativity.org

  4. Wow, this is easy!
    I definitely am gonna make this!
    Thanks Caroline! Have a great weekend!
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  5. Wow, I love this idea! I was actually just telling Will the other day that I wished I knew a way to make jam without adding that weird thickening stuff (which I should know the name of, but I don’t 8) )

    Thanks for sharing, Caroline! Have a great weekend!
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  6. awesome – i just got a bunch of chia seeds (am hosting a giveaway too) and was wondering what to do w them!
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  7. I grew up on my grandma’s homemade raspberry jam (she had a huge raspberry plant and would make 50+ jars every summer), so I’ve never really taken to store-bought jam. However I’ve been way too lazy to make my own! I love that this recipe is so easy, and that it contains healthy chia seeds! Thanks for sharing, Caroline! xoxo

    • Caroline says:

      It was my first time making jam and I’ll definitely be doing it a lot more often – especially when it’s this easy!

  8. I just made chia seed jam for the first time recently as well. It’s soo good!! 🙂
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    • Caroline says:

      Your blog post on it was the first one I saw actually 🙂 It’s so good and simple too – like way too easy!

  9. chia seeds says:

    That is one of my favorite chia seed recipes. That reminds me, I must make it again soon!
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  10. Hello Caroline,

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. It sounds delicious and I will try it for my kids. I just wanted to give you some feedback on the 1st step….microvawe. Using the microwave in this recipe will totaly modify and destroy the molecular structure of the rasperries. The result is that you will not have the nutrients and benefits of the rasberries anymore. Since this could be a very nutritious treat I dont think its a good idea to use the microwavee that in my opinion (due to its negative effect on our food) should not be used in preparation of food at all. Try instead to heath them up in a little water on the stove for maybe 5 minutes or simply blend them in a blender instead.

    • Caroline says:

      Thanks for the tip! I had no idea that microwaving the raspberries removed some of the nutrients from them.

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  13. Toni Hayward says:

    I am wondering if this can be processed in a boiling water bath to preserve it?

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