25 Delicious Pancake Toppings

23+ delicious pancake toppings to make your breakfast better

Ever tried pancake toppings other than maple syrup and butter? There are many different pancake toppings to choose from, and they can be used as both sweet and savory dishes.

Some pancake toppings might even surprise you! The choices for pancake toppings are endless with this list of creative ideas. Get ready to try something new today!

Healthy Pancake Toppings

1. Bananas and Chocolate Chips

ananas and Chocolate Chips

These toppings give you a burst of flavor that you can't usually get with pancakes. The texture of the banana and chocolate complements each other well.

One of the best parts about this recipe is how versatile it is - you can switch up the toppings according to your taste preferences!

Check out this perfect banana chocolate chip pancakes recipe for your next breakfast!

2. Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse

This avocado chocolate mousse makes a fantastic pancake topping! Spread it on a pancake and top with fresh blueberries, banana slices, and almonds. It is also great as a fruit dip, in a parfait, or layered in a trifle.

3. Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

delicious banana pancakes with syrup

For those looking for a healthier version of these breakfast favorites, here is another classic pancake flavor with oatmeal and bananas.

Simple to prepare in the blender, this recipe provides more protein and fiber (great for gut health!) than regular pancakes.

4. Chocolate


Chocolate is one of the most popular flavors for pancakes. Chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup, and chocolate spread are all excellent toppings.

And using the two together produces the perfect pancake! Chocolate can be either used as a topping for your pancakes or mixed itself.

5. Greek Yogurt

blueberry and honey pancakes on a table

Greek yogurt is the best option if you want to add a slightly tangy taste to your pancake.

You can stir in cinnamon and vanilla extract into the yogurt for a sweet pancake without any added sugar. 

Mix some fresh fruit on top of the pancake with some Greek yogurt to make a pancake parfait.

This Healthy Blueberry Pancakes With Greek Yogurt recipe will make you go wow!

6. Nuts & Seeds

Nuts & Seeds

Top pancake with a few nuts and seeds for a pancake that is sure to have your taste buds going wild.

Simply add them to the pancake batter when cooking, or add them to the pancake before eating. 

Toasted walnuts or pecans will add another layer of nuttiness and crunchy texture, regardless of the season.

You can try adding some fresh berries, too, for a five-star restaurant taste.

Sweet Toppings

7. Cinnamon Syrup

Cinnamon Syrup

You can use cinnamon syrup for pancake toppings by pouring it over the top of your pancakes.

This syrup is perfect for topping pancakes, waffles, or even french toast. It's sweet and delicious with a nice hint of cinnamon. Discover how to satisfy your sweet tooth with this cinnamon pancake recipe!

8. Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream

When making pancakes, whipped cream is an excellent topping. It's made by mixing heavy cream and confectioners sugar with a bit of vanilla extract and then whipping it with a whisk to get the right texture.

The goodness of whipped cream is that not only does it taste great and give your pancakes a nice fluffy texture, but you can also make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge.

9. Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce is a go-to topping for a traditional breakfast. The sauce can be drizzled or poured over the pancakes in various ways.

Caramel sauce adds a little something to plain pancakes, and it can be made at home using sugar and water! You'll love this coconut pancakes with caramel sauce recipe if you love sweets!

10. Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

Pancakes are delicious breakfast food that just about anyone will enjoy. What better way to top off your pancake than with some delightful, smooth peanut butter?

It pairs well with other pancake toppings like chocolate chips or bananas, but you can also use peanut butter on its own to make a peanut butter pancake. Try this peanut butter pancake recipe for a delicious treat!

Sweet tooth? Our recipe Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars will satisfy you. Check it out!

11. Coconut Date Syrup


This coconut date syrup is a whole food plant-based recipe. You can make it by adding Medjool dates, light coconut milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and a little sea salt to pancakes.

You can use this syrup on pancakes, waffles, French toast, crepes, oatmeal, or made into peanut butter cookies.

12. Green Velvet Crepes with Baileys Cheesecake Filling

Green Velvet Crepes with Baileys Cheesecake Filling

This type of pancake has a delicate green tint from the food coloring. The Baileys cheesecake filling gives this dish its delicious flavor and a fantastic texture.

These green velvet crepes are a showstopper, especially if you want something to surprise your family with on pancake day.

13. Espresso Martini Pancakes

Espresso Martini Pancakes

The Espresso Martini Pancakes are an excellent dessert for anyone who wants to serve something sweet.

It's a recipe from BBC Good Food, and it might even have a place on your menu permanently. The ingredients are simple, and though this is a novelty dish, the taste is fantastic.

14. Marshmallow Creme

Marshmallow Creme

The best pancakes are always the ones with a little bit of sweetness on top. There are all sorts of toppings that you can use, but nothing is quite as nostalgic or delicious as marshmallow creme.

You can put it on with a spoon, swirl some in the batter, or melt it over the top after they're done cooking. It's perfect with some chocolate chips mixed in too!

Fruit Toppings

15. Kiwi

pancakes with kiwi topping

The next time you prepare a stack of pancakes, think about how creamy and sweet the traditional buttermilk, flour, and egg mixture can be.

It's a delicious breakfast favorite that can be enhanced with a bit of tartness from sliced kiwi.

Not only will the addition of sliced kiwi to your pancake toppings bring out some new flavors, but it will also give you a valuable source of vitamin C each morning.

16. Lemon Zest

pancakes with lemon zest

Adding lemon zest to your pancakes is a great way to add freshness. It also adds a lot of flavors and gives you a citrus kick in the morning!

Mixing lemon juice into the batter right before you cook helps get all of that fresh lemon flavor in every bite.

17. Vanilla Fig Preserve


The preserves are versatile when it comes to using them for pancakes. You may use the fig preserves in many different ways.

For example, you can spread the preserves on top of pancakes. You can also use fig preserves as topping for ice cream sundaes.

18. Banana And Butterscotch

Banana And Butterscotch

Banana and butterscotch is a winning pancake topping combination that kids will love. To make this topping, simply thinly slice a banana and then drizzle some butterscotch sauce over the top.

19. Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate seeds are tart and refreshing, adding a fruity contrast to the creaminess of the pancakes.

To make pomegranate seeds as a pancake topping, cut open the pomegranate and scoop out the seeds from the fruit. Sprinkle lightly over your pancakes with cream, syrup, or butter if desired.

20. Orange Curd

Orange Curd topping

A slightly less sweet and tart type of curd, orange curd is an absolute delight when used topping for pancakes. After adding your favorite toppings to the pancake, you could add a dollop of orange curd on top and enjoy!

21. Coconut Flakes

Coconut Flakes topping

Adding pancake toppings to your pancake can be a great way to add flavor and texture.

Coconut flakes make a great pancake topping because they are naturally sweet, and they get a decadent flavor and texture when toasted for a short time.

Add some sugar-free powdered sugar and blueberries for a delicious glaze.

Savory Pancake Toppings

22. Bacon

bacon pancake

Maple syrup and bacon are excellent toppings for pancakes. It can be served as a side dish or as a main dish.

Bacon is crispy and salty, which complements the sweet taste of syrup on pancakes.

For many people, bacon also brings back memories of being a kid and waking up to a plate full of breakfast foods.

23. Caviar


Pancakes topped with caviar are a dish that is traditionally eaten amongst the upper class of Russia.

Caviar tastes both salty and sweet, making pancake toppings excellent for this treat.

To make pancakes with caviar as authentic as possible, you should add creme fraiche to the pancake mix.

24. Grilled Chicken

Grilled Chicken topping

Grilled chicken can be used as pancake toppings, which creates an excellent pancake sandwich. This pancake sandwich is made with pancake-like wraps and filled with grilled chicken and vegetables of your choice.

Some people also prefer fried chicken as pancake toppings for some added variations in taste.

Pancakes are traditionally eaten for breakfast, but why not start the day with pancakes that are even more filling than usual?

25. Cheese

pancake with cheese topping

Cheddar cheese is a good pancake topping because it melts quickly. You can just grate or thinly slice the cheese and add it to your pancake pan when it is cooked. When you fold the pancake over, you'll have a tasty cheese pancake!


Pancake toppings are a great way to spice up pancake day. It doesn't matter if you want something sweet or savory; there are plenty of pancake topping ideas for everyone's taste buds.

Whether it is banana and butterscotch or caviar, these pancake toppings will make your breakfast memorable! From our list of pancake toppings, which ones do you think might taste the best? Let us know in the comments below!

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