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

THESE. WERE. SERIOUSLY. AWESOME!

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?!

XOXO,

Allison

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

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

— Allison

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  1. Pancakes made with cereal? …quite brilliant, I must say!

    P.s., I am loving your fingernail color! So appropriate for the fall season.

  2. ummmm omg those pancakes look amazing. i’m not going to lie…i was a little hesitant when i read the recipe with grape nuts. for some reason i also think of grape nuts as old man cereal but with those peanut butter puffs? i think i’m going to need to make some pancakes this weekend and toss some of my beloved kashi inside. yummmmmo.

  3. Why have I never tried putting peanut butter filled pretzels in my yogurt?! haha

  4. You have some yummy looking recent eats girl! I think I’ve added granola to my pancakes before but I actually don’t really eat pancakes that often. I make them more for my son and hubby. If I do have pancakes they are usually protein pancakes with just a banana, egg and protein powder. Surprisingly delicious!

    • I’ve wanted to try making a batch of protein pancakes and have a packet of Vega protein to try, I’m only hesitant because the few protein powders I’ve tried I haven’t really liked… But I like the idea of adding a banana into the mix!

  5. GIRL!! Can this post be anymore amazing? I mean for starters, those cereal pancakes look delicious!! If I could fly to your home right about now, I’d so have you cook me up some food :)

    && what an awesome FPP. How do you like that granola? I have the pumpkin spice flavor, and love it!

    • Haha, you just made my morning :P Thank you! I haven’t tried the granola, just spotted it at WF’s, but I’ve tried the pumpkin spice and thought it was tasty so I have high hopes for the coconut if and when I do buy it!

  6. Ahhh, LOVIN’ that bite shot on the peanut butter puff pancakes! Does the cereal stay crunchy or does it get a little soggy? I’ve REALLY got to try these! You’re killing me! Lol

    Sweet potato with cottage cheese, pb, and cinnamon is like the BEST thing ever…well, besides pancakes! ;)

    Go back to Whole Foods and BUY THAT FIG SPREAD! I found it at TJ Maxx a couple of weeks ago and it is ahhhhhmazing…like seriously, almost life changing! lol I’m hoarding the last of my jar now!

    • Haha you’re fabulous! The cereal stays crunchy in some of the pancakes, but as it sits in the batter bowl waiting to be poured it gets a little mushy [still keeps its form but softened] so I add some as a topping ;) And I totally will have to pick up a jar of the spread- I loveee Fig Newtons!

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