“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’ (Matthew 7:21-23 NLT)
It’s about to get real serious here. Like, hardcore serious.
If you have read our blog for any length of time then you probably know that we are Christians. Our utmost priority is to bring glory to God in all that we do and to spread the gospel.
Sometimes, that means not sugar-coating things. Matthew 7:21-23 is one of those verses. How often in my life do I settle for comfort and mediocrity at the expense of growing closer to the Lord? Read the bible? Maybe just after this tv show. Go spend time in prayer? Maybe just after I get online for a while.
It is my greatest fear that, even after He clearly spells it out in these verses, I will go through life without truly knowing and experiencing the glory of the Lord.
So check yourselves, folks. Take a good look at your life and figure out where your priorities lie. Because when it’s all said and done, the only thing that matters is whether or not you will be able to look in the face of the Lord and hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Whoo. That was some seriously heavy stuff I just dropped on you. So now, go marinate on it over a plate of these heavenly pancakes. They taste like dessert but they’re labeled breakfast, thus making them free game!
Enjoy my friends and have a BLESSED day!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes
For the streusel:
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
For the pancakes:
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp light brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
⅛ tsp ground ginger
⅛ tsp ground cloves
1 cup milk
½ cup canned pumpkin
1 large egg
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
- For the streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture with your hands or a fork until it is crumbly and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Heat a prepared griddle or skillet on medium-low. Drop ⅓ cup of batter onto the heated skillet. Add 2 tbsp of the streusel and cook until bubbles begin to form.
- Carefully flip the pancake and cover the other side with streusel. Cook 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
- Serve warm with maple syrup and enjoy
Source: Two Peas and Their Pod