Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes


Packing Day #1. Over. We all survived. Good thing for Lily since she nearly got stepped on or had something heavy set on her many times throughout the day. Unlike her typical day of full-time napping, she was up and active the entire day. I have a feeling she’s going to just collapse by the end of this all and not move for the better part of a week.

Our movers are very, very nice. They wanted burgers and fries for lunch and when I was placing the order it sounded really good. I don’t think I’ve had a REAL burger yet this year. It totally hit the spot, more so because ordering take-out is an almost-never treat. But, ya know, when every square inch of your kitchen is covered in every plate, glass, bowl, platter, and pan you own…you eat a burger.


The move is exciting, but it’s always bittersweet. I’m going to miss a few things about Ohio like Tim Horton’s coffee, Lily’s vet, my hockey team, Donna & Gina, and…Kroger’s 10 for $10 pineapple sales. Just as we began the task of whittling down our food supply, Kroger had their pineapples go on sale and I am incapable of passing up $1 pineapples.

“I hope you have a plan for these, Nicole!,” Mr. Prevention snarked.

Husband, puh-lease. I have recipes saved for every occasion, including pineapple sales.


I made a crisp with one of the pineapples. Recipe coming soon. With the other pineapple, I made these Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes. Both excellent choices, I must say.

As I was making these pancakes, I was thinking to myself, “I wonder if they’ll be as good as they sound.” Because to be honest, they weren’t the easiest thing to make. Not difficult, but an extra step or two from your run-of-the-mill pancakes. If you let that piece of information deter you, it will only be your loss.

You’ve been warned – these are epic!


Dentist then Day #2. I think I can…I think I can…! I’ll have to get some pictures of the chaos to get up tomorrow.

Be well,


  1. YUM! This combines two of my favorite things – pineapple and pancakes. Not only do they sound delicious, but with the pineapple ring, it looks really impressive! I can’t wait to see the crisp recipe.

  2. Don’t worry! We have Kroger in Michigan! It’s usually more expensive than Meijer so I don’t usually go there, but I’m pretty sure they have 10 for $10 pineapples. I know they have 10 for $10 mini bottles of wine… :) good luck packing/moving, it’s probably my least favorite thing to do. When we moved in March, i pretty much just threw things in boxes, way unorganized!

  3. Good movers are seriously CLUTCH. We had some really nice ones last year. After all the horror stories I’ve heard in the past, I felt very very lucky!

  4. I still have 3 pineapples worth of cubes in the freezer. We had to get a raincheck from Kroger for ours. I’m hoping they do it again soon so I can make these pancakes!

  5. Glad you had a successful move! Our Kroger doesn’t offer $1 pineapples – I’m so jealous!

  6. Poor Lily – she’ll sleep for days when this is all over! Love the idea of this breakfast Nicole – it would be a show stopper for a brunch for sure. Hang in there!

  7. I have never moved too far away..does Reno count, but I can imagine it being difficult. Like you said, it’s the little things that you take for granted, like Lily’s vet. But you will get in the swing of things in no time. :)
    These pancakes look fabulous!!! Love this use for pineapple.

  8. I’ve been looking for some new breakfast ideas to make on summer weekends when we have company. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Good luck with the move!

  9. these are just gorgeous! Saw them on FG…and how delish do they sound! YUM! And a 1/2 cup of rum for breakfast…love the way you think!

  10. Oh my gosh! Those look INCREDIBLE!!!!! What a great idea! I love anything involving pineapple. Pineapple Upside-down Cake for breakfast?! YUM! <3

  11. Sooooo…I never actually had a pineapple upside down cake before. (Yeah, I know, disgraceful.) Buuuuut, I love pineapple and I love pancakes so I’m thinking I would like (actually, LOVE) these. Bookmarking! :-D

  12. Oh my soul, Nicole! Absolutely divine pancakes!

    And, when I was in Grand Rapids last week, I noticed Tim Horton’s was popping up in a few places. So, good news for you that maybe they will pop up in your area soon, too! :)

  13. Poor Lily! Packing is so stressful for animals! My cats acted weird all week when we were packing. Glad to hear everyone survive though!

    These pancakes sound divine and your photos are gorgeous!

    • Nicole, RD says:

      I’m so lucky. She does really, really great with change. She loves the attention and never being alone. As long as she’s with Mark or I, she’s happy :)

  14. Poor Lily!

  15. Yummy! These look awesome :D Hope everything’s going smoothly with your move!

  16. wow super clever

  17. I love pineapple in general, but combine them with pancakes – wow… This should be such a no-brainer, but I’ve never seen this before and love it. I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and always excited to see what you’ll create next…

  18. Allison says:

    I did a slight variation on these today using a can of crushed pineapple (already open and needed to be used up) with the brown sugar, rum, and cinnamon to make a syrup for the pancakes. It lost the upside down pineapple effect but made for a delicious sauce!


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