Rhubarb Compote

Beautiful rhubarb, by Beautiful Ingredient

Beautiful rhubarb, by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb Compote is quick & Easy, by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb Compote is quick & Easy, by Beautiful Ingredient

This recipe is:

vegan | wfpb | easy | quick | gluten-free | refined sugar-free | oil-free | 30 minutes or less | 5 ingredients or less

Rhubarb Compote over waffles, by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb Compote over waffles, by Beautiful Ingredient

It's back, baby:  Rhubarb!  I love, love, love rhubarb season (spring).  There's just something about this ruby-stalked vegetable.  It's like nothing else...except maybe SweeTarts, my favorite candy as a kid.  I've always loved that combination of sweet and tart, but I'd soooo rather eat rhubarb any day!  So much more flavor, so much more to savor. Plus nutrients like calcium, protein, potassium, fiber; it's a vegetable, after all.  I feel so much better after eating it than candy, and it seems way more indulgent!

This rhubarb compote is a great way to eat rhubarb.  It requires minimal effort and few ingredients, is ready within a half hour, and can be eaten immediately or stored in a jar for a few days.  Make a big batch to enjoy throughout the week - I predict you will be happy you did!

You may be surprised, like I was, that as tart as rhubarb is, it really doesn't require all that much sweetener to make it palatable.  This recipe only requires 1/3 cup maple syrup to 4 cups rhubarb.  Not bad.  You can also try date syrup, which is the most beneficial sweetener, according to Dr. Michael Greger, author of How Not to Die.  

A touch of ginger and vanilla round out the flavors of this compote.  They compliment the pure joy that is the rhubarb.  Excuse me while I grab a spoonful, I can't bear thinking of it any longer without a bite.


A few delicious ways to enjoy rhubarb compote:

  • on waffles

  • on pancakes

  • on ice cream

  • on or in muffins

  • on toast

  • stirred into granola or other cold cereal

  • stirred into oatmeal or other porridge

  • with a dollop of coconut whipped cream

  • all by itself


Rhubarb compote by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb compote by Beautiful Ingredient

Ingredients for Rhubarb Compote, by Beautiful Ingredient

Ingredients for Rhubarb Compote, by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb compote over waffles for a special breakfast, by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb compote over waffles for a special breakfast, by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb can be different colors, as this jar shows.  by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb can be different colors, as this jar shows.  by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb Compote over muffins, by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb Compote over muffins, by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb Compote in Millet Porridge, by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb Compote in Millet Porridge, by Beautiful Ingredient



rhubarb compote recipe

vegan | wfpb | easy | quick | gluten-free | refined sugar-free | oil-free | 30 minutes or less | 5 ingredients or less

Rhubarb Compote by Beautiful Ingredient

Rhubarb Compote by Beautiful Ingredient

YIELD:  1 3/4 -2 cups
PREP TIME:  5 minutes
COOK TIME:  18-20minutes
TOTAL TIME:  23-25 minutes

RECIPE CATEGORY:  Breakfast, Dessert
PRIMARY TOOLS:  Cooktop, Pot
COOKING METHOD: Simmering

Note: Kitchen times are approximate and will depend on various factors, like your personal kitchen speed and how many hands you have working with you. Cooking can become a centering experience that brings family together. I hope you enjoy the ride!


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Eager for another great rhubarb recipe?  Try this Rhubarb Crisp!

It's oil-free, refined sugar-free, vegan & delicious!



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