Been desperately wanting a tropical vacation. (I know, more than half of the United States is in a horrible heat wave- but not where I am!) And until I actually board a plane this gorgeous fruit, the humble pineapple, will help me dream and pack and prepare! As you may recall, I haven’t actually been a pancake fan. But after testing a few recipes lately thought that pineapple pancakes had to be a top ten pancake contender! Tell me what YOU think. My sun block is already packed!
Here’s all you do:
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 cup pineapple chunks cut into small pieces, very well drained. (use crushed if you have)
Top with coconut shavings and macadamia nuts if you have them! Next time I will add some into the batter.
In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Make a well in center of bowl. Whisk in
milk, egg, butter, then gently fold in crushed pineapple. Pour onto well greased hot griddle and wait until the bubbles form. Once formed all around the pancake, then you can flip. Note these pancakes are little thinner due to the juices of the pineapple thinning the batter, but just delightful like a crepe. Nice and light. Do NOT forget the coconut topping as it truly makes this practically a dessert and a bit exotic for brekky!
Make sure to place in warm oven while making the rest of the pancakes. Serve with heated syrup! Top with butter, syrup and coconut shavings!
Put on some Jimmy Buffet (if you are a parrot head) or some great Hawaiian music (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)! Make it a great day.