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Rhubarb Chia Pudding

Rhubarb chia pudding is such a refreshing spring and summer treat. Sweet and tart, light but filling, delicious. It’s so easy to make too.

Rhubarb Chia Pudding


Welcome to June! How are we mid-way into the year? In any case, I am not complaining because this happens to be my favourite month. Sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine!

It’s also my birthday month. I turn 22 (give or take a few decades lol!) this month. It’s also Red’s birthday. And my grandpa’s birthday. And let’s not forget Father’s Day. It’s really like mid-year Christmas for me.

Anyway, have you had your fill of rhubarb yet? Rhubarb appears on shelves mid-spring and throughout the summer, but I read prime season is now so let’s get our rhubarb on!

I’m sure you’ve seen rhubarb crisps and rhubarb muffins and other delectable rhubarb creations but today I have a really easy, really delicious, and really refreshing rhubarb treat for you – rhubarb chia pudding. No baking required, just a little cooking, overnight chilling and lots of eating!

Small batch rhubarb compote

Rhubarb Chia Pudding

There are two main components to this dessert – the rhubarb compote and the chia pudding. The compote recipe I got from here; I just made a smaller batch and used frozen rhubarb instead of fresh because that’s what I had.

Rhubarb is tart so be sure to taste your compote (careful, it’s hot!) and adjust the sweetness to your liking. Bear in mind you will mix it in with chia pudding though, which has honey in it, so you want some tartness to complement that sweetness.

Related: Strawberry Rhubarb Galette (with video)

Basic chia pudding recipe

Rhubarb Chia Pudding

The chia pudding is the same basic recipe I used in my mango chia pudding (have you tried it? Yum!).

It’s really very simple – chia + almond milk + honey then mix. Chia pudding is such a versatile – and healthy! – dessert alternative.

Related: 25 Best Rhubarb Recipes

Rhubarb chia pudding

Put them together and what you have is a lovely treat for those warm days when all you want to do is sit outside and soak in all that lovely sun.

No hot ovens to deal with. No mixers to wash. This rhubarb chia pudding is the simplest recipe ever. Enjoy! Hope you’re having a fantastic day!

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Rhubarb Chia Pudding

Rhubarb Chia Pudding

Author: Jolina
Rhubarb chia pudding is such a refreshing spring and summer treat. Sweet and tart, light but filling, delicious. It’s so easy to make too.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine North American
Servings 2 people
Calories 418 kcal


For the rhubarb compote:

  • ½ lb chopped rhubarb (cut 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick) if frozen, don't thaw
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp orange liqueur
  • pinch salt

For the chia pudding:


For the rhubarb compote:

  • Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan on medium heat. Stir until the butter melts. 
  • Continue cooking until the fruit breaks down and the compote thickens (about 8-10 minutes), stirring occasionally. 
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before transferring to an airtight container. Store in the fridge.

For the chia pudding:

  • In a small bowl, stir all ingredients until combined. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Go back to your mixture and break apart any clumps that may have formed with a fork. Stir again. Transfer to an airtight container and chill overnight.

For the assembly:

  • When you're ready to serve, take a small glass or bowl and layer chia pudding with rhubarb compote (I usually do 80% pudding, 20% compote).
  • Top with your favourite toppings like pepitas, goji berries or dried blueberries. Best served cold.



Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 8gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 175mgPotassium: 499mgFiber: 17gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 9.7mgCalcium: 516mgIron: 3.5mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Easy, Refreshing, Spring, Summer
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Wednesday 6th of June 2018

Happy birthday to the two of you! :) I would sing, but my voice is really bad. Sending you a virtual birthday cake instead! This chia pudding with rhubarb compote looks lovely! I have never had both together but it sounds like a delicious combination! Ps. Love the photos!!


Monday 25th of June 2018

Thanks Natanja! And for the virtual birthday cake teehee :)


Wednesday 6th of June 2018

This looks gorgeous!! I love rhubarb and chia but hadn't thought to put them together. What a tasty idea!

Marie Altenor

Wednesday 6th of June 2018

Oh that looks very interesting. Am not much of a pudding person but yours looks so good it makes me want to try it.


Tuesday 5th of June 2018

I have yet to make a recipe with chia seeds because I always thought it would be too challenging. This seems quite doable though!!


Monday 25th of June 2018

Chia seeds are so versatile and surprisingly easy to worth with. Hope you give them a try :)


Tuesday 5th of June 2018

My friend just harvested her rhubbarb. She was looking for recipes. I am going to share this with her.


Monday 25th of June 2018

That's awesome! And I'm a little jealous she grows her own rhubarb lol!