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.
- 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
- 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
- Top mixture with fresh or frozen fruit
- Let mixture sit in fridge overnight or up to three days in fridge
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!
Watch me make this on live TV in a NBC Charlotte Today appearance: