Some of the apples from our apple picking excursion this weekend went in to the making of these pancakes!
Yes – these pancakes – they sure warmed my heart…
The bits of shredded apple…
The decadent combination of fall spices…
The scrumptious bits of pecans in the batter, as well as the cinnamon, brown sugar ones on top…
Aaaah…they were so, so heart warming!
Like healthier apple pie on a fork!
We enjoyed these pancakes with this pecan apple butter that happened to slip into our hands as we walked out of B. J. Reece Orchards!
Speaking of heart warming…
I came across this story last night…
This story about the goodness of a stranger….
Of a compassion that grabbed my heart strings…
And my friends, I think this story will do the same for you too…
Hot off the yahoo site, here is the story - ‘There are a lot of good people in this world’
“This is the kind of story that restores some faith: In the fall of 2009 Owen Schipnewski took his 12-year-old son goose hunting in western Minnesota. As always, he brought the camouflaged jacket he’d worn for 25 years. “Before we left, I took the jacket off and threw it in the back of the pickup,” Schipnewski said. What Schipnewski didn’t realize is that his jacket blew out of the truck and onto the road. He backtracked with no luck. Not only was the jacket gone, but so too was his wallet, along with his driver’s license, credit cards and $1,700 in cash. As the years passed, Schipnewski though he’d seen the last of that favorite duck hunting jacket, along with his wallet and that big wad of cash. Then, earlier this month, the auto mechanic suddenly got a phone call he never expected. On the other end was a local farmer, Trent Jorgenson. Turns out he had found the jacket and brought it home where it hung in his garage. Not being much of a duck hunter he had little use for it and never bothered to search the hidden inner pockets where Schipnewski’s wallet was buried. As it turns out, Jorgenson’s wife actually found the wallet when she was going to run it through the washing machine. Jorgenson had been invited to go hunting with some old friends and needed the jacket to wear. But when the discovery was made there was no hesitation what he would do: return it to its rightful owner. “Everything was in that jacket,” says Schipnewski when he got it back. He then drove to western Minnesota where Jorgenson farms to get the jacket and thank the farmer personally. Schipnewski was so happy to get it back he offered Jorgenson a large cash reward, but he turned down the money. “There are a lot of good people in this world, that’s for sure,” said Schipnewski.”
Has your life been influenced by the kindness of a stranger? Would so love it if you would share?
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 apple skinned and shredded
- salt 1/4 teaspoon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 3 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- about half a handful of chopped pecans
- coconut oil for cooking
- Put ALL the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spoon/spatula
- Heat coconut oil in a pan
- Ladle 2-3 table spoonfuls of this batter into pan greased with coconut oil, and cook for approximately 2 - 3 minutes on each side on a low flame.
- I tossed a tablespoon of brown sugar, a couple of dashes of cinnamon, a handful of pecans and some coconut oil in a pan, on low heat and let pan roast for about 6-7 minutes -covered.
- Used these, some honey and some pecan, apple butter on the side of these pancakes.