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Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes | Grandbaby Cakes
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Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes Recipe

Classic pineapple upside down cake gets a fun breakfast twist in these pineapple upside down pancakes recipe using Safest Choice Eggs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 518kcal


  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar separated
  • 2 large Safest Choice eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk or refrigerated coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Extra butter for your griddle
  • 20 ounces thin sliced pineapple (or if fresh, use one medium sized pineapple that has been peeled, cut and cored into very very thin slices 1 can
  • Optional: 8-10 maraschino cherries with stems removed


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and 1/4 cup of brown sugar until well mixed.
  • Next whisk in Safest Choice eggs, buttermilk (or coconut milk), melted butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon until batter just comes together. Leave the lumps there. No need for a smooth batter.
  • Heat a griddle or non stick skillet over medium heat and melt extra butter.
  • Once hot, add one pineapple ring to center of griddle or skillet. Sprinkle the top of pineapple with a little of remaining brown sugar and turn over after browned a bit.
  • Optional: Add a cherry to the center of the pineapple ring.
  • Pour about ¼ of a cup of batter over the pineapple allowing it to go outside of the ring. Cook until bubbles form and the bottom is more sturdy, golden brown and crisp.
  • Carefully flip entire pancake over, including pineapple and cherry (use a large spatula since this process can be a bit more flimsy with the weight of the pineapple). Cook until golden brown and crisp on the other side.
  • Remove the pancake and place in a warm oven pineapple side up (about 225 degrees) and repeat the process (starting with buttering the griddle) until all pancakes are done and serve.


Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 13.3mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 3.1mg