Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Healthy Pineapple Upside Down Cake-made with coconut flour and no added sugar needed

This pineapple upside down cake recipe was inspired by my oldest son who asked for a breakfast other than omelets (our regular breakfast). I wanted to create a breakfast recipe that would have the muffin/bread feel without the flour or added sugar. I also wanted it to be filling, so I used coconut flour. This recipe takes about half an hour to cook but is easy to make and can be made ahead. I wouldn’t recommend it for every day, but for a special treat without the grains and sugar, it’s a great option! I used my basic coconut flour biscuit recipe as the base, though you could add some honey or maple syrup if you wanted a sweeter option. You could also halve the recipe to make a smaller amount.

Healthy Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

A sweet and delicious grain-free pineapple upside down cake with coconut flour and eggs for a protein boost. 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 466kcal
Author Katie Wells

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Mix together the coconut flour, butter or coconut oil, eggs, honey or maple syrup, salt, and baking powder to form a thick dough. Thin with pineapple juice or coconut milk to get a spreadable, but not pourable consistency.
  • If using fresh pineapple, peel, core and cut into ½ inch slices.
  • Lay pineapple slices on the bottom of the baking dish you are using.
  • Put a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.
  • Spread the batter over the pineapple and cherries until smooth. Place in the oven for 25-40 minutes until cooked through and no longer soft in the middle.
  • When done, loosen edges and carefully flip over onto a plate or baking sheet.
  • Serve and enjoy! If you are using fresh cherries, you can cook some down with a little water and honey or maple syrup to make a cherry sauce.

Notes

Substitute an overripe banana and extra juice to thin in place of the honey or maple syrup if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 11.5g | Fat: 23.9g | Saturated Fat: 13.4g | Cholesterol: 259mg | Sodium: 220mg | Fiber: 12.7g | Sugar: 33.3g

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