Sunday, March 18, 2012
This morning I was trying to think of what kind of pancakes to make that would use the fruit I have in the fridge. It came down to strawberry pancakes or pineapple pancakes. I made strawberry pancakes last weekend so pineapple was the winner!
I decided to do a take on pineapple upside down cake. I had both pineapple rings and pineapple chunks so I did these pancakes two ways. The first way was to put a pineapple ring on the griddle and then I sprinkled it with brown sugar. I immediately covered the pineapple with pancake batter and cooked it like a normal pancake. I love how the brown sugar caramelized! It was SO good!
The second way I made these pancakes was to mix in the pineapple chunks to the batter. I poured the batter onto the griddle and put the brown sugar on top so it would caramelize when I flipped it. Both ways made amazing tasting pancakes! The only thing I wish I had done differently was to put a cherry in the middle but I didn't have any... maybe next time!
Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons oil
Pineapple Rings or Pineapple Chunks
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Add wet and mix until combined.
If using pineapple rings, place pineapple ring on hot griddle and sprinkle with brown sugar. Top with pancake batter and cook.
If using chunks, mix chunks into pancake batter and spoon onto griddle. Sprinkle pancake with brown sugar and cook.