This recipe is so easy, so nutritious, and so flexible! Modify it however you like, based on what you have available.
NOTE: The most frequently asked question is “What makes a good buttermilk substitute?” I’d say plain yogurt, almond milk, or soy milk. If you use yogurt, you might need just a little water to thin it, but I’m not sure.
Here’s the recipe:
Prep: 10-15 minutes (plus 30 minutes in fridge)
2 cups oats (toasted, if desired)
1 cup 100% whey protein (unflavored)
1/4 cup chocolate
1/3 cup black walnuts (or other nuts)
1/3 cup dried cranberries (or other berries/fruit)
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup honey (or agave, or maple syrup)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine dry ingredients, and in a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients. Then combine all into a large mixing bowl. Stir well.
Transfer to a wax-paper-lined baking dish or pan, and press about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. Place in fridge 30 minutes or until firm.