Easy Overnight Oat & Chia Pudding with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote ( V + GF )
 Easy Overnight Oat & Chia Pudding with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Easy Overnight Oat & Chia Pudding with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

This overnight oat and chia pudding makes for such an easy, nutritious and flavorful breakfast. As with all of my recipes, this is merely a starting point to give you inspiration. I encourage you to modify the recipe depending upon your preferences, what fruit is in season or what you have in your pantry. 

 

I like how the acidity of the strawberry rhubarb compote balances out the creaminess of the oats. Because of this, I don't think this recipe requires any added sweeteners, but if you have a sweet tooth you may want to add some sugar or chopped dates to your strawberry and rhubarb as they simmer.

I like to enjoy this pudding plain and simple with a sprinkle of hemp seeds for extra protein, or jazzed up with blueberries or bananas for an added punch of color and flavor. 

 

Easy Overnight Oat & Chia Pudding with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote ( V + GF ) 

This recipe makes roughly 4 small servings. I like to double to compote recipe so I have lots left over for tomorrow's overnight oats as well. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Oats (Gluten Free)
  • 1 1/2 cups Alternative Milk (I used homemade unsweetened cashew milk)
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped Rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup chopped Strawberries (works with fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp Arrowroot powder - *optional*

For the Compote:

  1. Place chopped rhubarb and strawberries into a small sauce pan and simmer on low for an hour. Stirring occasionally. 
  2. Make a slurry with the arrowroot to add shine and thickness to your compote. Combine arrowroot with approximately 2 tsp cold water in a ramekin and mix until thoroughly combined. 
  3. Remove compote from the stove and stir in the slurry. 
  4. Once the compote has cooled, place it in a covered container and store it in the fridge.

For the Pudding:

  1. Place oats and chia seeds and alternative milk in a small bowl and stir until combined. 
  2. Cover mixture and put in the fridge to 'cook' overnight. 

Assembly:

  1. Once your pudding had set overnight and your compote has cooled you are ready to make a masterpiece! 
  2. Get creative by alternately layering the compote with the pudding and adding blueberries, bananas or hemp seeds on top. 
  3. Enjoy!