Earlier this month I mentioned participating in the Tiki/Hawaiian Dress sew along. Well, I’ve been Pinteresting to get inspiration. I don’t know about you but Tiki and Hawaiian seem to bring to mind a lot of imagery of pineapples.
Anyways, seeing all these pineapples made me want to make something with pineapples. I thought about a pineapple upside down cake. However, there no really reason for me to make a big cake, when it’s just me and my hubby.
Brunch Time Twist
By now you probably know how much I love my weekend brunch. It’s really the only time of the week I get to make a lavish meal.
While I said earlier there’s no reason for me to be making a big cake, that doesn’t mean I can’t make pancakes.
Then it hit me why not make Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes. It makes perfect sense , and would be a really great brunch time treat.
Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
For this recipe I started with a brown sugar pancake base. I decided to add pineapple juice to my pancake batter to give it lots of pineapple flavor.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cups milk
- 1/4 pineapple juice
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- Pineapple rings , drained 15 oz
- Maraschino cherries
- 3tbs of brown sugar
- 2tbs Butter
- In a large bowl sift and whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar together.
- In separate bowl whisk the eggs, vanilla, milk and ¼ cup of pineapple juice together.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. Lastly mix in the melted butter and stir until combined, the batter will be slightly lumpy.
- Let the batter rest, while you heat up a skillet on the stove.
- In a microwave safe measuring cup, melt about 2 tablespoons of butter. Mix 3 tablespoons of brown sugar to the butter.
- Scoop out 1/3 cup of pancake batter onto the hot skillet. Place a pineapple ring in the center of the batter. Place maraschino cherry in center of pineapple ring. Drizzle with a little a little of the butter/brown sugar mix.
- Cook until the edges are set and bubbles form on top of the pancake Flip and cook until browned.
- Serve warm with syrup or cool whip topping.
So, how were my pineapple upside down pancakes? Amazing!
First off, the pancake batter even without the topped pineapple ring, had a great pineapple taste to it, since I added the juice. My hubby loved the flavor.
It was like eating dessert for breakfast (well, brunch anyways). I love how fresh and fruity these pancakes were and plan on making them again, soon.