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.

4.6 from 15 reviews

Food Babe’s Parfait Porridge
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Serves: 1

  • 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

  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


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


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168 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!

    • 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! :)

  2. Lacey

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

  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!

  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.

  5. Robert

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

  6. Tanith

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

  7. Joann Lee

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

  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.

  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?

  10. Barbara

    How long do you soak the oat grouts for?

  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!

  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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