PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, about 12 rings): 148 calories, 3g fat, 441mg sodium, 34g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
These rootin'-tootin' rings are ready to lasso your taste buds and hog-tie your heart! (Alright, enough cheesy Old West lingo. Time to chew.)
1 large onion
1/2 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
1 oz. (about 19) Barbeque Popchips (or another brand of light BBQ-flavored chips)
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1 tsp. dry ranch dip/dressing mix
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 tbsp. BBQ sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 2 baking sheets (or 1 extra-large sheet) by spraying with nonstick spray; set aside.
Slice the ends off the onion and remove its outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2-inch-wide slices, and separate into about 24 rings. Set aside.
Place cereal, chips, dried minced onion, and ranch mix in a blender or food processor. Grind contents to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Transfer crumbs to a plate and set aside.
Combine egg substitute with BBQ sauce in a small bowl and mix well. One at a time, dunk each ring in egg mixture, give it a shake to remove any excess, and then coat it in the crumb mixture. Evenly place rings on the baking sheet(s).
Bake in the oven until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, 20 - 25 minutes, carefully flipping rings over about halfway through.
MAKES 2 SERVINGS