October Foodie Penpal

I’d like to say ghoulddd morning but Halloween has come and gone so it’s back to the plain old gooddd morning!  Before I catch y’all up on some of my recent eats and tasty Foodie Penpal treats, I want to fill y’all in on my latest [and possibly greatest] breakfast experiment…  Cereal pancakes!  Seriously, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, they are f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s. :)  Ever since I made the Grape Nuts pancakes earlier this week I’ve been inspired to try other cereals.

Yesterday I used TJ’s High Fiber Cereal…

toppings: cottage cheese + unsweetened coconut + dried dates + maple syrup

And today I used Whole Food’s Peanut Butter Balls…

toppings: plain Chobani sweetened with stevia + pistachios + apple butter + dried dates


I definitely will be making these again and getting a bit nuttier with the mix-ins and toppings!  Potential substitutions that I think would be tasty: half whole wheat flour + half peanut flour, adding crushed peanuts to the batter, topping them with a dollop of peanut butter, or even adding a touch of chocolate…

Moving onto some of my recent eats.  I’ve already shared some of them like these waffles and this post workout dinner, these Saturday morning pancakes, this birthday fro-yo treat, these marvelous eats, and these Grape Nuts pancakes, but I still have a few more…

Van’s waffles + cinnamon Chobani + homemade applesauce & a runny egg

chocolate mudslide ‘cakes + slivered almonds

cinnamon raisin oat pancakes + plain Chobani + slivered almonds

snacks: Luna protein bar, cereal yogurt bowl, grapefruit, & Chobani

roasted acorn squash *first time trying*

apple slices, veggie burger salad,  & mashed acorn squash + cottage cheese + cinnamon

mile high Teet turkey sandwich

baked sweet potato + cottage cheese + chocolate peanut butter + cinnamon

TJ’s Chicken & Veggie Dumplings

plain Chobani + stevia + peanut butter filled pretzels

pumpkin spice bran eggie cups + plain Chobani + frozen berries

And a few recent Whole Foods finds that I spotted and would like to try…

Last but not least, my October Foodie Penpal package…

This month I was paired up with Mary who was so kind to bake me a couple of pumpkin treats, as well as send me two of my favorites: chocolate and coffee!

Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean started Foodie Penpals in September of 2011 and over the past year participation has skyrocketed!  One of the coolest things about the program is that it’s open to both bloggers and non-bloggers, aka anyone and everyone can participate…  If you’re interested in joining, click here for more info.  Who knows, maybe we’ll get matched-up one time?!



Question:  Have you ever tried mixing cereal into your pancake batter?

Question:  What’s one of your tastiest recent eats?

— Allison