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Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

Makes 4 5 inch pancakes


  • 1 cup prepared buttermilk pancake mix {I used 3/4 cup dry mix with 1 cup water}
  • 1-2 tsp LorAnn Butter Vanilla Emulsion
  • 1/4 cup Imperial Sugar brown sugar
  • 4 slices pineapple rings
  • 2 jarred maraschino cherries halved
  • nonstick spray


  • Add 1-2 tsp {depending on the strength of flavor you want}of butter vanilla flavored emulsion to a bowl of pancake batter.
  • Heat a small skillet over med low heat. Coat with non stick spray.
  • Sprinkle pineapple slice with brown sugar and place sugar side down in the heated skillet.
  • Add the half cherry to the middle of the pineapple.
  • Pour 1/4 cup pancake batter on top of the pineapple ring to form a pancake.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar on top of pancake while it cooks.
  • Cook until it bubbles, at least 2-3 minutes, then gently flip.
  • Cook a couple minutes on the other side then slide on to a plate.
  • Cook remaining pancakes and serve warm.