Remember how Uncle Sam sent me some cereal? Well I’ve been having some fun with it this past week. As I mentioned before, it’s not that kind of cereal you stick your paw hand in and just gorge yourself until you feel like a pot-bellied-pig, but more of a wow-this-is-good-for-me-and-filling cereal! I’ve been mixing it with my Chobani Greek Yogurts and it’s heaven — just the right amount of crunch. I also balled up half a cantaloupe, paired it with 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese, and 1/4 cup Uncle Sam. Great lunch/snack.
But my most adventurous creation were Uncle Sam Brownie Cookies! I perused the internet for a multitude of recipes just so I could get an idea of what all ingredients I might need. This is what I settled on:
Alrighty, so wanna know what to do? Take 1 bowl –yep just 1 big bowl, and
- Add 1 box brownie mix your choice (and by box, I’d say 18-20 ounces)
- Add 2 heaping cups of Uncle Sam cereal
- 1/4 cup cinnamon (because cinn makes everything better)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (regular, mini, butterscotch, dark, peanut butter — your choice! I used regular-sized chocolate)
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 egg
Stir it all up. The consistency is surprisingly moist despite the deficit of liquids.
Heat your oven to 350 deg and lightly spray your cookie sheets with PAM (or similar).
Use your teaspoon measure to dole out rounded teaspoons on the cookie sheet (approx 2″ apart). Bake for about 11 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.
This yielded about 36 cookies.
I loved the crunchy texture of these cookies and how heavenly and without any butter or a lot of oil! My bestie said they tasted like soft cocoa-puffs in your mouth. Her hubby said: “Thank you for the cookies. I don’t want to know what is in them – they are soooo good.” I’d say that’s a pretty good compliment.
Give these cookies a go!
Do you bake with cereal? Link me to one of your favorite recipes
30 Days of Insight: Day 18 – A picture that makes you feel. Well whenever I see food pictures, they make me feel hungry But I gather that’s rather obvious. So I give you a photo taken from the SPCA. You see, when I watch commercials advertising homeless animals, I cry. And not just a little: a LOT. It literally breaks my heart to pieces and my sadness reaches levels I cannot explain. In fact, I have such a soft spot for animals-in-need, that my husband and I asked our wedding guests to donate to the Humane Society in lieu of gifts.