Pineapple Upside-down Donuts Woo Hoo!!

IMG_0115I had to share the last of the 5 pineapples cause if I didn't, that would mean  I ate 5 pineapples by myself. (I ate 4 pineapples by myself) So donuts were made and delivered to my sisters house where I proceeded to make her and her kids and another sister dinner. (hand made pizza on a weekday!) I then whipped out these pretty little upside down pineapple donuts for dessert, right after I cleaned up and made whipped cream. The kids were swallowing them hole and trying to steal just one more  and my sister and the mister, well they had to eat their donuts all elegant like with forks. (weirdos)

 I know I have said it before but just in case you forgot

I am the best sister/aunt ever!  

IMG_0085 The stuff. Flour, salt, and the baking soda whisked together into a bowl. Fresh pureed pineapple, milk, egg, melted butter, and white sugar. Than there is more melted butter, brown sugar and fresh pineapple for the upside down. IMG_0093 This batter is pretty simple, just make sure to whisk all the dry really well. Dump all the wet stuff into the dry and mix until combined. Don't over mix!IMG_0101Grease the donut pan really well and mix the brown sugar with the remaining melted butter

IMG_0107    IMG_0109  Drizzle the bottom of each donut round with the butter/ sugar mix  then layer thinly sliced pieces of pineapple around the hole maker. (not as perfect as a pineapple ring, but still pretty)

Scoop donut batter on into the pan and stick into the oven preheated at 350 degrees.IMG_0139 When donuts are all nice and golden brown, remove from oven and let sit and cool for about 5 minutes to give the donuts time to cool and the brown sugar to thicken. Dump donuts out onto a wires rackIMG_0141And serve them all upside down like. Maybe with a scoop of whipped cream or ice cream or nothing. 

Donut Smiles!


Pineapple Upside Down Donuts

Makes 12 donuts

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter ( 1/2 s for batter 1/2 for sugar mixture)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pinapple puree (about 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks blended)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sliced pineapple

Note. I used fresh pineapple, but you could use canned. I think you would need a of rings (cut in half) and a an of chunks, blended up)

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease the donut pan(s)

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar and baking soda.  Melt 3 tablespoons of butter and mix that with into the flour mixture along with the pineapple puree, milk, and lastly the egg. Mix until combined.

Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and mix into the brown sugar. Drizzle (crumble) about a teaspoon of the mixture into the bottoms if each donut mold. Layer thinly sliced pineapple on top of that then scoop donut batter on top of that. Stick into the oven for about  10 minutes, or until donuts are gold brown and a tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 or so minutes on a wire rack before turning out of pan. 

If working with one pan, make sure to really clean the pan and re-grease before baking the second batch!

Serve donuts with a scoop of whipped cream and eat with your face.