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




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A sweet and delicious grain-free pineapple upside down cake with coconut flour and eggs for a protein boost. 



  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. 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.
  3. If using fresh pineapple, peel, core and cut into ½ inch slices.
  4. Lay pineapple slices on the bottom of the baking dish you are using.
  5. Put a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.
  6. 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.
  7. When done, loosen edges and carefully flip over onto a plate or baking sheet.
  8. 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.


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

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece

Amount Per Serving

Calories 466

% Daily Value

Total Fat 23.9 g


Saturated Fat 13.4 g


Cholesterol 259 mg


Sodium 220 mg


Total Carbohydrates 54 g


Dietary Fiber 12.7 g


Sugars 33.3 g

Protein 11.5 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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