Pancakes are an all-important part of any breakfast or brunch spread, but they can be much more. With Shrove Tuesday fast approaching, we’ve gathered our top 10 sweet pancake recipes for your appreciation as a dessert all year round. From stacks oozing with chocolate to plates vibrant with colourful fruit, pancakes are so versatile that you can eat them for every meal and not get bored! Discover more sweet pancake recipes and our full collection of Pancake Day recipes.


For inspiration on lunches and dinners involving pancakes, check out our savoury pancake recipes and savoury crepe recipes. Try our kids’ pancake recipes, which are perfect for getting the kids involved in the kitchen.

For the perfect tools and pans to help with your flipping and plating up, check out our best pancake and crepe pans, tried and tested, and the 15 best tools for Pancake Day.

Our best dessert pancakes

1. Cinnamon roll pancakes

Cinnamon roll pancakes

Serve these cinnamon roll pancakes for breakfast or brunch with caramel yogurt and maple syrup. They also make an inspired dessert for Pancake Day. Achieve the perfect swirl effect by piping on a mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, pancake batter and maple syrup into your already-frying pancake.

Check out more tasty cinnamon recipes.

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2. Chocolate-filled pancakes with caramelised banana

Stack of American pancakes with banana, nuts and maple syrup

Create perfect fluffy, American-style pancakes with an oozy chocolate centre by spooning a teaspoon of chocolate spread into the middle of the batter while frying and top with a little more pancake mix. Top with caramelised bananas and maple syrup.

Check out more banana dessert recipes.

3. Vegan strawberry pancakes

Stack of crepes topped with yoghurt, strawberries, pecans and mint leaves

Looking for a healthy vegan dessert? These pancakes are made using soya milk, soya yogurt and spelt flour. Cover with juicy strawberries, pecans and mint for a vibrant stack.

Check out more vegan pancake recipes.

4. Blueberry cheesecake pancakes

Crepes topped with cream cheese and blueberry syrup next to ramekins of nuts

Top thin crêpes with homemade blueberry syrup made from frozen or fresh blueberries, and whip up some cream cheese and icing sugar for the cheesecake topping.

Check out more blueberry pancake recipes.

5. Cinnamon crêpes with nut butter, sliced banana & raspberries

Rolled crepe covered in sliced bananas and raspberries next to a lemon wedge

These crêpes, served with nut butter, sliced bananas, and raspberries, make a great gluten-free dessert as they use gluten-free brown bread flour. They take only 15 minutes to make. Squeeze some fresh lemon on top and enjoy!

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6. Chocolate, raspberry & pistachio pancake topping

Crepe topped with chocolate spread, raspberries and pistachios

This indulgent chocolate, raspberry and pistachio pancake topping takes only 5 minutes to prepare! Mix your chocolate spread and pistachio butter (or any other nut butter you like) and thin it with milk if needed. Spread over your pancakes and top with fresh pistachios and raspberries.

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7. Blood orange crêpe cake

Stack of crepes topped with slices of blood orange

Blood oranges come into season during the winter months, treat yourself to citrussy orange pancakes, layered with orange custard and topped with the caramelised fruit.

Check out more blood orange recipes.

8. Fluffy American pancakes with cherry-berry syrup

Stack of American pancakes with cherries, bacon and maple syrup

These fluffy American pancakes served with our homemade cherry-berry syrup, maple syrup, and streaky bacon are the perfect mix of tangy, sweet and salty.

Check out more cherry dessert recipes.

9. Chocolate chip pancakes

Three plates of chocolate chip pancakes stacked with ice cream next to two cups of tea

Sometimes sweet and simple is all you crave. These chocolate chip-filled American pancakes make the perfect dessert served alongside whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Why not impress your guests with our homemade ultimate vanilla ice cream?

10. Red velvet pancakes

Two plates stacked with red velvet pancakes, cream cheese frosting and blueberries

New York diner-style chocolate pancakes meet red velvet cake in this ingenious pancake dessert, stacked with a sweet maple cream cheese frosting, chocolate chips and fresh blueberries.

Discover more red velvet recipes.


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