Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes with Vanilla Cream Sauce

You haven't had pancakes until you've had these pineapple upside-down pancakes! Some of the most delicious things you will ever eat for breakfast!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


Vanilla Cream Sauce:

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cinnamon Butter:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • 2 cups pancake mix

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, or more as needed

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar


  1. Heat cream, sugar, and vanilla for vanilla cream sauce in a saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour into a small pitcher for serving. Set aside at room temperature until ready to serve.

  2. Mix butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar for cinnamon butter together until well combined; set aside.

  3. Stir pancake mix, milk, and eggs for pancakes together until blended. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  4. Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter the surface, then working in batches as needed, ladle 1/2 cupfuls of batter for each pancake onto the hot griddle. Sprinkle a heaping tablespoon chopped pineapple on top of each one. Cook until the edges appear dry and the surface of the batter is no longer glossy, 2 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle a pinch or two of sugar onto each pineapple and flip. Cook until pancake is cooked through and pineapple is caramelized, another 2 to 4 minutes. Place pancakes on a plate in a warm oven and repeat the process to cook remaining pancakes.

  5. Serve pancakes with a dollop of cinnamon butter and drizzle vanilla cream sauce over top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
30g Fat
36g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 200mg 15%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 157mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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