Day 90 – #100HappyDay Challenge
Sunday is for baking or making pancakes… For my Sunday funday, I decided to take a stab at making pineapple upside down pancakes, similar to those I enjoyed at Snooze…except mine are gluten free. What can I say? I’m easily entertained especially when it comes to playing in the kitchen.
Yes, I know, I’m taking a shortcut by using a pancake mix. But I really like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix and its breakfast for one – me. I’ve been using this mix for a few years since I’ve been minimizing (or trying to minimize) my gluten intake. Trust me, if you haven’t tried it, maybe take the plunge and pick up a bag. I added an affiliate link to amazon just so you can take a look at the bag and ingredients. It makes fantastic pancakes and waffles and you will not miss the gluten!
I mixed up the batter and let it rest while I carmalized the pineapple tidbits in a bit of butter (use real butter!) and a brown sugar. If you can get your hands on a fresh pineapple use that. But this morning I was using what was in my pantry, and a fresh pineapple is something I dont typically keep on hand.
Set the pineapple aside. Its time to make the pancakes. Ladle the batter on to your hot griddle – a pan works just as well. I added a tablespoon or so of the cool pineapples on top of the batter. Wait for the pancake to bubble before flipping it over to cook a few minutes on the other side. These came out a bit darker than I would have liked but, hey, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
Here’s what I want to do a little different when I make this again. I will chop the pineapple a bit smaller, carmalize it, let it cool, then mix the bits into the batter. I think maybe if I had taken this route, I would have gotten a bite of pineapple in every bite. And who wouldn’t love that!
To keep it lighter, I didn’t make the pastry cream to top the pancakes. Instead I topped them with carmalized pineapples. I pulled out maple syrup but ended up skipping that as well. The carmalized pineapples and butter worked just fine.
Let me know if you try to make these and how they turn out.
Sending you love and happiness!