Your new favorite breakfast treat has just arrive, and when I tell you it’s as delicious as eating a piece of cake for breakfast… I mean it. My Pineapple Upside Down Cake Pancake Dippers are a simple, fun, and healthy way to eat your morning pancakes, while feeling like you’re eating a delicious dessert. The best part is, this recipe can easily be made gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and/or vegan-friendly; it’s completely customizable to your dietary needs!
Friends, is there anything better on the weekends than pancakes?! Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, there’s something so special about weekend pancakes. Those fluffy, slightly-sweet cakes doused with butter and fresh maple syrup are a treat that truly never gets old. Which is why any opportunity to kick pancakes up a notch, in my opinion, is a good one. 😉
You may remember that a few months ago, I shared my Healthy Apple Pancake Dippers, which have been my favorite new way to eat pancakes! Think: crisp apple slices wrapped in a fluffy pancake layer and dipped into maple syrup. Believe me when I say that it’s as good as it sounds. Since then, I’ve also created my Strawberry Pancake Dippers (aka my favorite summer pancake recipe!) And now, I’m so excited to be sharing my Pineapple Upside Down Cake Pancake Dippers. Petition for pancake dippers to become the pasta chips of 2022!
If you’re wondering what batter you should use for your pancake dippers, then I have good news for you: it doesn’t matter!
The best part about this recipe is that it works with virtually any pancake batter of your choosing. All you need to do is prepare your batter according to the package directions, and then follow the recipe as directed. I’ve tried this recipe with multiple different pancake batters (ranging from vegan to gluten-free to conventional), and all of them work just as well!
Personally, I use the Birch Benders pancake mix in my home, because it’s full of simple, healthy ingredients and yields the perfect pancakes, every time. Plus, my boys love it!
All you need are a few simple ingredients to make these pancake dippers come to life!
Making these pancake dippers could not be any easier! Simply start by preparing your pancake mix according to the recipe and/or package directions, and set aside.
Next, take your skewers and place your pineapple and cherries on each one, alternating them across the length of the skewer. I used about two pieces of pineapple and two cherries per skewer, but because skewer sizes can vary, use whatever you have room for!
Then, heat a nonstick pan on the stove, over medium heat. While the pan is heating, carefully dip each of your skewers into the pancake batter, until the fruit is fully coated in the batter. Once the pan is hot, place the skewers into the pan, letting them sit for about 2 minutes before flipping to the other side. Be sure to rotate your skewers every minute or so, until they’re golden brown and the pancake batter is fully cooked!
Finally, remove them from the heat, and dust them with powdered sugar, if desired. Served immediately, and enjoy!
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and rating below! And of course, since I practically live on Instagram, tag me in your creations so I can see them and repost on my IG stories! Enjoy! xx
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in your posts and I’ll re-share!