The Pumpkin Patch

I’m back! My blog has been down for the past few days! Luckily, I’m employed by a website guru (don’t get a big head now!). Anyway, he Ā got my site back up and running!

I would have posted this last week, when we actually went to the pumpkin patch, but better late than never šŸ˜® I’ve been waiting forever to take our little munchkin to the pumpkin patch! He wasn’t that excited. He was more interested in playing drums on the pumpkins than picking them. That was ok though. It made for some great pictures! And this post is ALL about the pictures. Who’s ready to get some pumpkins??!!

When we got home, Turner was ready for a nap, and I was ready for some apple cider donuts. So, I found this yummy recipe and decided to put my own spin on it! I switched out the flour and used a mixture of spelt flour and almond meal. I also swapped the sugar out for coconut sugar. They came out tasting more dense, like muffins, because I used the Doughnut Maker. But they had great flavor! I’m sure they would be just as delicious fried the old fashioned way. I stored them in a tupperware and they were even better the next day! Here’s my recipe.

Healthy Apple Cider Donuts

1 cup apple cider
2/3 cupĀ Coconut Palm Sugar
2 TbspĀ Coconut Spread
1 cup Almond Meal
1 3/4 cup Spelt Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Plug in the doughnut maker to heat up. Boil the cider until it reduces to about 1/3 cup (6-8 minutes). Turn off the heat and whisk in the sugar and coconut spread. Pour the mixture into the bowl of a standing mixer and set aside to cool.
In a medium bowl, sift together the almond meal, spelt flour, salt, baking powder, and spices. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two additions. Mix until just combined.
Do a test donut to check the heat and timing. It took me about 5-7 minutes to cook through my donuts. Scoop about 2 Tbsp into each donut well and close the lid. Cook for 5- 7 minutes until cooked through the inside. Serve with a steamy beverage and enjoy!

4 Replies to “The Pumpkin Patch”

  1. The pics are terrific !! Turner is soooo cute, AND looks like he had a great time.
    Sometimes I think he looks like Stew, & other times like you! He sure is getting tall !! I just had to tell you, those donuts look amazing– Yum Yum !!
    I like how you changed some ingred– i’m cutting back on white flour, & sugar also ! Keeping you all in our prayers. Love, Norma & Allan

  2. Love your blog Emily…so happy to keep up with you, Stew and Turner. You both are amazingly strong and blessed!


  3. Thank you for sharing yet another family event…. I feel so happy that you can enjoy these precious times with Turner growing, and learning about the world….

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