Pancake battered pineapple rings

These pancake battered pineapple rings are a fun breakfast to change things up from your normal pancake routine.
Pancake battered pineapple rings

Things to make your Friday fun:

-discovering Starbucks toffee nut lattes. A big thank you to this girl for that!

-deciding to take an impromptu rest day even though you’ve been sporting your spandex running capris all day long.

-a Home Depot date night to buy $600 worth of cabinets for a rental unit when the ones you’re replacing are only 1.5 years old. <sarcasm>

-discovering the amazing 70s CD left in your husband’s truck from the previous owner with classics like “I Can See Clearly Now,” “Lean on Me” and “Dust in the Wind” and then imagining your parents high as a kite jamming out to those tunes back in the day.

this sloth video. Omg. I can’t even think about it without crying hysterically from laughter.

-pancake battered pineapple rings.

Pancake pineapple rings

I look at a lot of food porn during the week. I hate that term, not even sure why I used it here but there it is, let’s roll with it.

This week these caught my eye. I don’t have an apple corer, but I did have an almost too ripe pineapple on the counter.


Battered pineapple rings

They’re basically a pancake surrounding an entire pineapple slice. A healthy baked pineapple fritter almost.

Battered pineapple rings

They’re also basically heaven in your mouth. Sweet, sweet tropical heaven. Coconut pancake batter, slightly warmed pineapple, it’s what my tropical vacation that I’m not going on this winter tastes like.

Pancake battered pineapple rings

Things that don’t make your Friday fun:

-eating an entire half a pineapple and feeling like your stomach might explode.

Serves 3-4     adjust servings

Pancake Battered Pineapple Rings

Cook Time 10 min Prep Time
Preparation 10 min Cook Time
Total Time 20 mins Total Time

These pancake battered pineapple rings are a fun breakfast to change things up from your normal pancake routine.


  • 1 pineapple, sliced into rings about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup coconut milk (from a carton, not canned)


  1. Heat pancake griddle or skillet on medium high heat.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except pineapple) in a medium bowl and whisk together. Add milk as needed to get a good "drippy" consistency. You want it to be able to stick to the pineapple but still allow the excess to drip off.
  3. Once griddle is heated, grease with butter or spray and dip one slice of pineapple into the batter and then place on griddle.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip. You might want to sear the sides too depending on how thick your slices are.
  5. Repeat for remaining slices.
  6. Serve immediately, top with maple syrup.



  1. katie @KatieDid

    This is so creative!! I’ve done banana chunks dipped in batter and baked, those were good. But these are amazing! I’m sure if you just served these as pancakes no one would expect to cut into a whole pineapple.

  2. Margarita

    Whoa! This is too good to be true… I love pineapples and love people who buy the real thing. This is a treat that I would never have dreamed up in a million years. Thanks Gina!

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Omg these are heavenly! This is so random but last nite at the groc store I bought a can of pineapple (chunks not rings) b/c I was going to make something else with it…but now, this recipe may be trumping that. Every single thing about these are perfect!!

  4. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    I saw the post with the apple battered pancakes and thought it was such a great idea, but wodered to myself how the batter would stay on the apple so that the whole thing stuck together…but you did it with pineapple, which must be more difficult to pull off than apple, so it really does work! I will definitely be giving this a go – the more fruit you can get in my pancakes, the better, so I’m excited to see these ideas!

  5. Rachel

    I’m heading to the Caribbean for 3 weeks on Tuesday and if I can get my hands on some pancake ingredients I am totally making these!!!!

  6. Justeen @ Blissful Baking

    Wow, this is such a fantastic idea! I was at the grocery store this morning and saw that pineapples were on a sale…I didn’t pick one up because I didn’t want to deal with cutting/peeling (yes, I’m lazy!). But these pineapple pancake rings are totally worth it. I’m going back to the store!

  7. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Love this idea! I saw the apple one and I still want to try it too. Too bad we ate a perfectly ripe pineapple that was on the counter yesterday because the pineapple and coconuty pancake batter sound delicious together :D

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    I am in serious heaven – these are such a wonderful twist on the usual apple rings :D
    Great recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Rcih Sticky Date Pudding w/ Butterscotch Sauce

  9. meg

    What a brilliant idea! Definitely posting this to pinterest so I can remember to make it. I only wish I could go to Hawaii to get a fresh pineapple for it, pineapple from the stores isn’t nearly as good!

    Question: how do you pick a good pineapple? I was always taught it’s good if the leaves full out easily. Any other tips?

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      I hear ya, we went to Tahiti on our honeymoon and the pineapples were not even on the same scale as they are here. I don’t have any tricks. If I want a ripe one I look for one that’s more yellow and smell it to see if it smells sweet. Other than that I just pick one and hope for the best! I’ve heard the leaf thing though too although never really try it.

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