10 sweet and savoury pancake toppings
Whether you’re a die-hard endorser of lemon and sugar, nutty for Nutella or prefer a smidgen of smoked salmon on top of your pancake stack, we’re sure to have a pancake topping to suit both your sweet and savoury tooth.
Browse our top 10 pancake toppings for some classic and not-so-classic pancake day inspiration. And if it’s not included below then tell us your favourite by tweeting us, or drop a comment at the bottom of the page.
1. JAM (AND CREAM)
The jam? Strawberry. And the cream? Clotted, obviously. Try our giant pancake stack for an afternoon tea-inspired treat.
2. ICE CREAM
We love the combination of hot and cold in these ice cream-topped pancake waffles. Finish with pomegranate seeds for a pretty, bejewelled dessert.
Roasted hazelnuts, cream, amaretto and milk chocolate combine in this nutty and boozy sauce of dreams. It’s just like Nutella – but better.
4. LEMON AND SUGAR
Prefer to keep it simple on pancake day? We’re not judging you one bit. There’s a reason it’s a classic; lemon and sugar on wafer-thin crêpes will always hold a special place in our hearts.
5. MAPLE SYRUP AND BACON
Living in a generation where salted caramel is everywhere and miso seems to make its way into every dessert, the sweet and salty combo is clearly a crowdpleaser. Make way for the all-american favourite: maple syrup and crispy bacon.
How do you combine two brilliant breakfasts in one? Opt for pancakes AND eggs for breakie, of course. And these lightly-spiced dosas are a brilliant way to do it.
Does it count if the fruit is doused in booze and sugar? Course it does. Try our coconut pancakes with rum-roasted pineapple or go for something a little lighter with strawberries and ricotta or a spiced apple compote.
8. TOFFEE SAUCE
Unapologetically sweet and downright delicious, smother your stack in toffee sauce.
9. SMOKED SALMON
Feast like a royal with this treat-yourself topping: smoked salmon and a fiery horseradish sauce are what Sunday brunches call for. Want to go all out? Add a soft-poached egg and slices of avocado.
We’re all about the good stuff here at delicious. and good old fashioned butter is one of them. Slightly salted and whipped together with a good quality honey, it’s the topping you didn’t know you needed.