10 best pancake toppings
Discover our top 10 ways to serve pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, from sticky-sweet syrups to savoury combinations. Whip out the frying pan and get flipping!
If you can't decide which sauces and garnishes to adorn your pancakes with on Shrove Tuesday, or indeed whether to go with a traditional batter, thinner crêpes, or spongey American-style pancakes, then our list of all-time favourite recipes may help you decide.
Why not try something different with a colourful tower of fluffy rainbow pancakes, or try experimenting with savoury flavour combinations like squash, goat's cheese & rosemary. If you want to give your pancakes an international twist, then our mini Mexican-inspired quesadillas and Indian-style sweet potato masala dosa will deliver big flavours.
You can find all the below recipes in our Pancake Day recipe collection, then check out more ways to fill your pancakes with our top 10 pancake fillings. Get creative with kid's pancakes and our delicious stuffed pancake recipes. For a real treat, try out our American pancake recipes, which are incredibly fluffy and can be stacked so high on Pancake Day for the ultimate sweet experience!
Top 10 pancake fillings – sweet and savoury
Sweet and savoury pancake topping ideas
Does it get more indulgent than this? A stack of fluffy American pancakes with a sweet, chocolatey centre. The indulgence doesn't stop there – it's topped with a heavenly combo of caramelised banana, maple syrup and chopped hazelnuts. This pancake's a must-make for anyone with a sweet-tooth.
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The combination of blueberries and syrup is a classic topping for a reason as it beautifully complements the light and fluffy texture of American pancakes. In this version, blueberries are also studded into the pancake batter to make a luxurious brunch treat or Shrove Tuesday dessert.
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New York diner-style chocolate pancakes meet red velvet cake in what can only be described as the pancake of dreams. A sweet maple cream is layered between chocolate pancakes along with a scattering of chocolate chips. Finish with a dusting of icing sugar and fresh blueberries for a fruity hit – if you don't make these on Shrove Tuesday, you're missing out!
Chocolate fanatic? You'll love this chocolate pancake recipe.
If you're into the savoury variety when it comes to pancakes, check out this vegetarian dosa recipe. These savoury pancakes are traditionally eaten for breakfast or as a tasty snack, and our version of spiced sweet potato is complemented with a cooling coconut & coriander yogurt.
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Up the ante this Pancake Day with a hearty stack of fluffy American pancakes. Layered with a dollop of mascarpone, smoked bacon and fresh berries, along with a jug of maple syrup for drizzling, this is a seriously sweet and salty recipe which is not to be missed.
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Enjoy a savoury pick-me-up in the form of these gooey gruyère and smoked ham pancakes. Grind over some black pepper and scatter with chives to make into a satisfying brunch or light supper.
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Who could say no to fluffy pumpkin pancakes, piled high and soaked in a heavenly salted pecan butterscotch sauce? Take it one step further by topping with your choice of ice cream, yogurt or crème fraîche.
Pancakes are given a Mexican twist with this savoury red pepper and cheese filling. Served with spicy beans, lettuce and avocado, it's a brilliant way to enjoy pancakes all year round!
This one's for the brunch-lovers – try your hand at this indulgent twist on eggs benedict, where runny poached eggs, thick-cut ham and spinach is layered between a squidgy stacks of pancakes. It's easy to rustle up, and offers something a little different for your next brunch.
10. Rainbow pancakes
You'll flip over these next level rainbow pancakes, drizzled in maple syrup and piled on with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Perfect for a birthday breakfast or brunch, it's a dish the whole family can get behind – make sure to stack the pancakes so that everyone gets one of each colour.
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