Everyone know’s how much I love breakfast food. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles… You name it, I love it! As I mentioned before, I could seriously eat breakfast food all day, and not get tired of it. I’m the same way when it comes to desserts. If I could get away with eating cake all day, I probably would indulge. No joke!
Anyways, recently my husband and I went out for breakfast, and I spotted on of the most delightful things on the menu.. Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes! I could not believe it! Of course I had to order it. I mean come on, did you seriously think that I would pass up the opportunity to eat pineapple upside down pancakes? It’s like eating dessert for breakfast!
When I received the pancakes, this was my reaction on Instagram
They we’re good! I really liked them. I knew from jump that I wanted to recreate these pancakes. However, I wanted to make a couple of changes.
# 1 The pancakes were good, however I don’t think it was made from scratch. Now this isn’t necessarily a deal breaker for me. However, I decided to make my own batter.
# 2 The pineapple chunks were a little too big for me. I wanted to use crushed pineapple instead of huge chunks.
# 3 I wanted the pancakes to taste more like pineapple upside down cake, therefore I made it sweeter, and added more vanilla extract with a dash of almond extract.
So after I played around in the kitchen, I came up with a recipe for homemade pineapple upside down pancakes. Believe it or not, these pancakes are SUPER easy to make. I think that they would be perfect for Easter or Christmas breakfast / brunch. Maybe even for Mother’s Day.
Check out how I made these amazing pineapple upside down pancakes
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
- 2-3 tbsp butter for the griddle or pan
- * whipped cream
- * cherries
Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg together in a large bowl.
Add in the buttermilk, egg, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
Mix everything until well combined.
Add in the crushed pineapple, and fold in.
Be sure to not over mix the batter!
Preheat your griddle or pan or medium heat.
Melt butter on the griddle, then pour the pancake batter.
You can make the pancakes as small or as big as you want.
Cook the pancakes until they are golden brown.
Plate, then add whipped cream and cherries on top.