Make a Natural Difference With Smucker’s – Peanut Butter & Maple Bacon Pancakes Recipe

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grand canyon entrance As a busy family of five who lives in California we are always looking for ways to make a difference. We live in a state that is in a severe drought and that means we are always looking for ways to cut back and save on water. In many of our communities the best way to make a natural difference is to help clean up trash which will better help preserve the water ways we have left. Also saving water each and every day is something we can all do to give back and really does make a natural difference.

As a family we enjoy spending time together and one place we like to spend our time is traveling through our National Parks. This year we are proud to support Smucker’s Make A Natural Difference campaign which helps to support our National Parks. An easy way to start making a difference is by purchasing Smucker’s, Adams All Natural, and Laura Scudder’s Natural Peanut Butters. Smucker’s helps support the the mission of the National Parks Conservation Association who’s mission is to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations.

Scorpion Island National Park California (2) This summer we found ourselves visiting 15 different National Parks throughout 3 states and we made so many wonderful memories. In fact, when I think of all the hiking and time we have spent in National Parks as a family I couldn’t imagine not having these places around anymore. It’s important that each and every one of us do our part to conserve and give back so we can enjoy our National Parks for generation after generation.

Smuckers-Make-A-Natural Smucker’s wants to know where do you see a #NaturalDifference? Submit a photo of your favorite national or local park, and share it and you can win. Smucker’s® Natural Peanut Butter is giving everyone the chance to win a Sony Digital SLR Camera and 18-135mm Lens and carrying case, Shutterfly gift cards, and jars of natural peanut butter!

To get ready for a full day exploring your National Parks you have to get in a hearty a filling breakfast. Breakfast is one of our favorite meals of the day and it’s a great way to start an active day. To have some fun we decided to mix a few of our favorite things and making a Maple Peanut Butter Sauce was only the start!

Peanut Butter Maple Syrup

Maple Peanut Butter Sauce Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups Adam’s All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Maple Syrup
  • 2 TBSP Coconut Oil

One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is to turn something ordinary into something truly extraordinary. This maple peanut butter sauce is probably my newest favorite flavoring for breakfast. It’s filling and rich but still sweet. It’s the perfect sauce for breakfast!

To make the pancakes we also wanted to make it fun and really filling for our busy day out at a local National Park so bacon was the simple answer here. Peanut Butter Maple Syrup Bacon Pancakes (4)

Simply cook your bacon, cut into pieces and add to your favorite pancake mix. Once your sauce has cooked together and is nice and warm and your pancakes are done you are ready to enjoy!

Peanut Butter Maple Syrup Bacon Pancakes (5)

Peanut Butter Maple Syrup Bacon Pancakes (6)

Be sure to enter to win by sharing your #NaturalDifference photos with Smucker’s. You can win just by entering!


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  1. Ann says

    My husband and I are both reading mentors to young children. It’s a great program, and we enjoy it more than the kids!

  2. Barbara Montag says

    I recycle everything possible and take a bag with my on my walks to pick up trash.
    thank you

  3. erica h says

    We try and recycle and also reuse by giving away things we don’t use anymore instead of trashing them.

  4. Cynthia R says

    I extreme coupon, alerting friends to free and close to free stuff, we take our surplus and donate to the local food bank.

  5. lori clark says

    made bee box for the bees to live in and started recycling all the boxes I get (I get quite a few!)

  6. Danielle says

    We do fund raiser and club events where we help the Christian Aid shelter with Christmas gifts and holiday dinners.

  7. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    My Family Makes A Natural Difference In Our Community By Planting A Community Garden.

  8. beth shepherd says

    We are very active with our American Heritage girl troop and with our church outreach to the community.

  9. April Farley says

    When we take our nightly walks we carry a bag and pick up littler along the way. We also compost like crazy to help keep stuff out of the land field.

  10. Angela Cash says

    I make a natural difference in my community by participating in a community garden and by supporting local growers and producers.

  11. Amy Sund says

    I try to reduce waste by using reusable products. I use tupperware instead of sandwich bags in my kids lunches.

  12. Lisa V. says

    I’m a backpacker and have hiked the majority of the Appalachian Trail. I practice leave no trace and try to leave an area better than when I arrived.