How to make pineapple upside-down pancakes

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Pancakes are one of the most popular breakfast options in the world, if not the most. You can find countless recipes claiming to be the "most authentic," "for the fluffiest pancakes," but the recipe below goes one step further.
How? The recipe adds deliciously caramelized pineapple for a fun and tropical twist. The best part? It only takes 10 minutes to prep! Check out the full recipe below.
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Pineapple upside-down pancakes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Serves: 12
For the caramelized pineapple
1 – 20-ounce can pineapple slices
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of butter
For the batter 
2 1/2 cups cake flour*
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons baking soda
1/4 tablespoon salt 
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
12 Maraschino cherries
*If you cannot find cake flour, you can substitute it with 2 cups and 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.
1. Set a medium saucepan over medium heat and melt 1/4 cup of butter. Add the brown sugar and cook the pineapple rings until they are caramelized. 
2. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
3. In a smaller bowl, combine the milk, granulated sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix with the help of a whisk. Once combined, add the leftover 1/4 cup of melted butter, making sure of mixing it thoroughly. 
4. Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add about 1/2 cup of the batter per pancake. Place a caramelized pineapple ring in the middle of each pancake and press it down gently. Add a maraschino cherry in the middle of the pineapple ring. 
5. Cook until bubbles start to form on the pancakes' surface and the bottom is browned and sturdy. (about 1 1/2 minutes). With the help of a big spatula, flip the pancakes (pineapple and cherry included) and cook the other side for about 1 to 1 1/2 half minutes. 
6. Serve with the pineapple side up and enjoy! 
Pro tip:  Leave the batter slightly lumpy for fluffy pancakes.
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