The Perfect Parfait Porridge

If you have been following Everyday Eats here on Food Babe….you’ve probably seen something to the likes of this for my afternoon snack….

 

I’m happy to finally share the recipe for this concoction. I call it “Parfait Porridge.” That’s because it contains layers of several different items and tastes just like a parfait minus the yogurt. The best part of this breakfast or snack, is the raw oat groats. Oat groats are the truest form of oats and contain more vitamins, minerals and nutrients than processed steel cut, rolled or instant oats. If you haven’t tried oat groats yet – go get them now! They are available in most health food stores in the bulk section.  Here’s what they look like….

It’s very important to know that you must first soak your oat groats before eating or cooking them. Soaking them softens them a bit so they are more digestible. The texture is amazing, very chewy and hearty. Unfortunately to cook oat groats, it takes forever (sometimes up to an hour!), this why I like to eat them soaked and raw.

This recipe is fool proof and ridiculously satisfying and delicious.

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Food Babe's Parfait Porridge
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup oat groats rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup ezekiel cereal, muesli, or ¼ cup steel or rolled oats (for texture)
  • 1 tsp of currants
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 4 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit of your choice
Instructions
  1. In a "to go" glass container of your choice: Place oat groats, ezekiel cereal/oats, cinnamon, currants, chia seeds, and almond milk in the container and stir
  2. Top mixture with fresh or frozen fruit
  3. Let mixture sit in fridge overnight or up to three days in fridge
Notes

Enjoy for a breakfast or snack - cold right out of the fridge, room temperature or warmed in the oven for 10-15 mins at 300 degrees.

*Please choose all organic ingredients if possible*

 

I measure out my portions and always give a little extra to my husband…

Parfait Porridge goes great with a cup of tea or morning coffee! 

Top your Parfait Porridge with whatever fruit you like.  My favorites are organic fresh mixed berries like this one below.  I also like to use frozen fruit – especially organic pineapple and blueberries mixed.  When the pineapple and blueberries softens overnight they release their juices into the porridge – YUM!

Remember you can make this up to three days in advance. This is incredible for a healthy on the go breakfast or snack.

Last week, I was so busy I forgot to make porridge one night and my husband came home from work and said “I missed my porridge today….” AWE!

Don’t miss out – Start your week off right and make this now.

If you know someone who could benefit from any easy make ahead breakfast like this – please share this recipe with them! I’m sure they will be forever grateful.

Have a fantastic day!

Food Babe

P.S.

Watch me make this on live TV in a NBC Charlotte Today appearance:




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185 Responses to “The Perfect Parfait Porridge”

  1. Lara

    Hi! This looks fabulous. Are you soaking the groats in the parfait mixture (with the almond milk, etc.) for up to three days or soaking them in water before you put them in the parfait mixture? Thanks!

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    • Kenzie (to Lara)

      To make the almond milk, you soak the almonds in filtered water over night. After you blend it and strain it, it must be consumed within three days or throw it out. When you make the parfait, you pour in the almond milk in the parfait, stick it in the fridge over night, and in the morning, it is done! :)

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      • Dani (to Kenzie)

        That’s not what she asked. She’s asking about the oat groats, not how to make almond milk. It sounded to me like you soak the oat groats and then you put them in the almond milk.

    • Tina Wilson (to Lara)

      No, you do not soak the oat groats first. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup oat groats rinsed and drained. Then you add that to all the other ingredients, and let soak overnight. The overnight soaking is what softens the groats. :)

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  2. Lacey

    I have to try this! It looks so good! Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Aurora

    Is there a difference in the nutritional value of oats when they are cooked and when they are raw? Also, which have the most nutritional value (oat, buckwheat, etc)? Thanks!

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  4. Jon STOA

    It would be VERY valuable to add the nutritional information like carbs/calories/fat/protein/etc. so you can easily add it into your current diet. LOVE your activism. I’m with you….it’s taking some time to convert.

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  5. Robert

    Yes. Nutritional info would be great when posting recipes on here.

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  6. Tanith

    Can I try this if I’m gluten intolerant ??

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    • Danielle (to Tanith)

      Yes you can if you but gluten free oats or just rinse you oats.

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  7. Joann Lee

    I have not received a confirmation letterwhen I tried to sunbscribe to food babe.
    Where can oat groats be purchased?

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  8. Mallika

    Hi Food babe, do we have to grind all those ingredients. It’s not very clear, I see a picture of a small blender.
    Looks yumm, btw.
    Thanx

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  9. Kenneth

    I am an avid follower of your eating methods. Problem is: I need a juicer and a crusher and whatever appliances you suggest we use, Can you advise which of these tools are best or at least adaquate?

    Reply
  10. Barbara

    How long do you soak the oat grouts for?

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  11. Shannon

    Yes, please explain the soaking more! Soak the oat groats first in water, or can you put this together at night and they soak in here? Thanks!

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  12. Emily

    I went to buy the ingredients today! But, I noticed that Ezekial muesli has soybeans in it. Sprouted soybeans…but I was surprised to see that ingredient. Unless soy is fermented we generally avoid it. Do you consider it a safe and healthy ingredient?

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  13. petrina french

    I have a gluten intolerance so I bought buckwheat groats. Will this work in your parfait recipe instead of oat groats? I know there is alternatives however I’ve never made this recipe and I don’t want to ruin it with the buckwheat.
    Love your website, and am always looking forward to sending onto friends on facebook.

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    • Laura (to petrina french)

      I have the same question about using buckwheat groats, I have a whole unopened package here but don’t know if it will work. Also wondering how long to soak them for first.

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  14. Michael

    Here is a better porridge:

    Quinoa
    Walnuts
    Chia Seeds
    Almond Milk
    Cinnamon
    Stevia
    Blueberries

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    • Carol (to Michael)

      I’m kinda new at this, so I was wondering. Do you cook the Quinoa first or are you letting it all soak raw overnight in the fridge?

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      • michael (to Carol)

        I cook the quinoa first, freeze it and use it in these things, i dont like uncooked grains, they are very hard to digest.

  15. Ali

    With a Tree Nut Allergy in the family, what can I substitute for thr almond milk? Thanks.

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    • Barbara (to Ali)

      I bet coconut milk could be used instead.

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      • gail (to Barbara)

        I make my own coconut milk from shredded coconut, and it is AMAZING in everything!!! I think it would be awesome in this recipe.

  16. Cortney

    I love this recipe, and so does my husband! Thanks! I am thrilled to have him taking this for breakfast in the morning, and not stopping off for a bagel or making a pbj. He shared with his friends at work and now they are hooked too!

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  17. Heidi

    Please be careful with Chia….finally figured out it was the Chia that caused me severe nausea and vomiting…..seems some people have this reaction to them.

    Can a diabetic eat oats in this form without spiking sugars? Cooked oats spike me.

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