Love for Food + spice

Autumn Breakfast Cookies

If any of you have cats you might know how confusing it can be to buy cat food. There are numerous brands, flavors, and cuts (flakes, pate etc). I use to just buy whatever was on sale. Many times my finicky cats did not touch it. The whole can would go in the garbage. My dad started Meow Choice, a website where the CATS test the food. A happy cat (like a happy person) is a cat who loves what he eats. Each post also lists nutritional content and price to ensure the wallet and cat stay healthy.
Pixels and Peaches
What does Meow's Choice have to do with breakfast cookies? My two furry babies, Pixels and Peaches are on the the panel of catperts. A big box of cat food came in the mail last week for the catperts to test. There was some room left over in the box and my mom put in an article on the best food to buy organic. What caught my eye, was not the article but the advertisement on the back. On the back of the article was a recipe for breakfast cookie. It sounded healthy and tasty. Only problem was that it was not very diet friendly with peanut butter and bananas. Instead of using that recipe I tweaked one from Hungry Girl. The result is a very low point breakfast. These "cookies" are more like hockey puck, protein bars. They may not be as delicious as a chocolate chip cookie; but they provide enough protein and fiber to keep you going in the morning. The best part is they are grab and go, for those morings you've hit the snooze too many times. Ingredients: Serves Four 1/2 cup regular oats 6 tbs whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup Fiber One cereal, ground to breadcrumbs 1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend 1/3 cup Gerber Pears 1/4 cup Pumpkin 1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute 1 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger (or 2 tablespoons chopped raisins, craisins etc) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/8 teaspoon salt Method:

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients except for the crystallized ginger.
  • Mix all the wet ingredients.
  • Add the wet to the dry ingredients than add the ginger, making sure that it is well mixed in.
  • Form four circles with the dough and cook for 12-14 minutes.
Cost: $2.50 total, .62 per serving Time: 15 minutes active, 12 minutes inactive Nutrition Facts: Amount Per Serving Calories 96.2 Total Fat 0.5 gSaturated Fat 0.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g Cholesterol 0.2 mg Sodium 128.1 mg Potassium 154.4 mg Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g Dietary Fiber 2.9 g Sugars 6.9 g Protein 3.1 g Weight Watcher Points:1 point per serving/cookie

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