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Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes (easy breakfast idea!)

If you're looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas that are a step above traditional pancakes, your search ends here. These pineapple upside down pancakes are always a hit! They are also super quick, easy and fun to make. Kids and adults love them!

Course Breakfast
Servings 4


  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (20 ounce) jar of pinapple slices
  • 8-10 maraschino cherries (stems removed)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • butter or non-stick cooking spray (for greasing the pan)
  • maple syrup (for serving)
  • whipped topping (optional)


  1. Preheat a large skillet to medium low.

  2. While it's heating up, drain the pineapples and pat them dry with paper towels.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the Bisquick, milk and eggs.

  4. Grease your skillet with butter or cooking spray, and add about 1/4 cup of pancake batter to the pan. Allow it to cook for about 2 minutes, and then add a pineapple slice and cherry to the center; sprinkle with brown sugar and continue cooking for another minute.

  5. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

  6. Serve with syrup and whipped cream! YUM.

Recipe Notes

  • The first time I experimented with these, my batter was a little too thick and my pineapple slices weren't quite dry enough, so the batter around one side of the pineapple didn't quite cook all the way. Oops!
  • To remedy that, be sure to follow the pancake instructions on the Bisquick box, and if you're making your own homemade pancake batter, be aware of this. If you like your batter on the thicker side, you can push the pineapple ring into the batter a bit so that it cooks evenly on both sides.