Breakfast: Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes

To make perfect rings of fresh pineapple, slice in 1/2"-thick circles, then round off the edges and punch out the core with 3 3/4"- and 1 1/4"-diameter cookie cutters, respectively.

Photo by Liz G.
Adapted from bonappetit.com

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minutes

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

4-inch pancakes

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Adapted from bonappetit.com

Ingredients

  • Pineapple

  • 1

    tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1

    cinnamon stick, broken in half

  • 1

    large pineapple, peeled, cut into eight 1/2" rounds, cored

  • 3/4

    cup dark rum

  • 1/4

    cup (packed) dark brown sugar

  • Pancakes

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 3

    tablespoons sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1

    cup buttermilk

  • 1

    large egg

  • 2

    tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray

Directions

Pineapple Melt butter with cinnamon stick in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook until butter begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Add pineapple slices; cook until light golden brown, 4–5 minutes per side. Remove skillet from heat; add rum and brown sugar. Cook over medium-high heat until juices are thick and syrupy. Transfer pineapple to a plate; let cool. Reserve syrup. Pancakes Preheat oven to 325°. Set a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet. Whisk first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add buttermilk and next 3 ingredients; whisk until smooth. Heat a griddle or large heavy skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat with nonstick spray. Working in batches, pour batter by 1/4-cupfuls onto griddle. Cook each pan- cake until golden brown and bubbles form on top, about 2 minutes. Top each pancake with a pineapple ring. Flip; cook until pancake is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Place pancakes on prepared rack and bake in oven until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Rewarm reserved pineapple syrup. Divide pancakes among plates; drizzle with pineapple syrup.

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