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A plate of the pineapple upside down pancake dippers, sitting on a countertop surrounded by bowls of fresh pineapple and maraschino cherries
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Vegan

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Pancake Dippers

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
SERVES 6 Skewers
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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!



  • 1 Cup Pineapple cubed
  • 12 Maraschino Cherries pitted; or substitute for regular cherries
  • 1 Cup Pancake Mix of Choice
  • Powdered Sugar optional; for garnishing


  • Start by preparing your pancake batter according to the recipe / package instructions. Then, set aside.
  • Next, place your cubes of pineapple and your maraschino cherries on skewers, alternating them across the length of the skewer. I used two pieces of pineapple and two cherries on each one, but use whatever you have room for!
  • Then, heat a nonstick pan, on the stove, over medium heat.
  • While the pan is heating, take your skewers and carefully dip each one into the pancake batter, ensuring that it is fully coated in the batter.
  • Then, place your skewers into the pan, allowing them to cook for about two minutes before flipping them. Be sure to rotate the skewers about every minute, 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!

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