Pancakes are a great base for a variety of different toppings. We've rounded up our favourite sweet and savoury pancake fillings and toppings.
From pancakes topped with a rich peanut based curry to pancakes filled with sweet blueberries and sticky marmalade, we’ve got lots of mouthwatering options to choose from.
Pancakes can be served all year round, not just for Pancake Day. Whether you’re looking to serve them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, you can transform basic pancakes into a range of different meals.
Top your pancakes with bacon and cheese for a hearty lunch, fill your pancakes with chunks of freshly stewed rhubarb and drizzle with custard for dessert or keep it simple with a classic topping of lemon and sugar.
We’d recommend trying our avocado pancakes which use mashed avocado in the pancake batter and are topped with a poached egg – ideal for brunch.
If you end up making too many pancakes and you’re not sure what to do with leftovers, our handy guide on what to do with leftover pancakes will inspire. It has everything from how to store cooked pancakes in the freezer and how to store pancake batter in the fridge.
Sweet and savoury pancake fillings and toppings
From Joe Wicks’ Elvis pancakes to Gordon Ramsay’s chocolate crepes, here are some of our best pancake fillings and toppings you can try at home…
These soft pancakes are made with mashed banana, peanut butter and a hint of cinnamon. Top them with streaky bacon and glaze in maple syrup.
This simple Italian dish is ideal as a sharing dinner. Spinach and ricotta fill each pancake. Topped with plenty of cheese and baked for 30 mins.
Thick chunks of sweet, sticky rhubarb complete with a light custard drizzle. We’d recommend making thick, spongey American-style pancakes for this combo to absorb all the flavours.
The zingy orange marmalade and the sweet bursts of fresh blueberries work wonders together. Piled high on top of a generous stack of pancakes and you’ve got a simply delicious breakfast.
Top your pancakes with a poached egg. These avocado pancakes pair perfectly with a runny, golden egg yolk. Sprinkle with lime juice and serve.
Prep these cheese and bacon pancakes in 10 minutes for lunch. Topped with salty bacon, creamy blue cheese and earthy walnuts. These pancakes are made with rye flour.
Not so much about the topping, but more about the pancake batter itself, these cinnamon swirl pancakes give classic pancakes a warming, indulgent twist. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Transform your pancakes into a fiery dinner with this easy recipe. The cornmeal pancakes and peanut infused curry match perfectly. Garnish with spring onion, chillies and serve.
Stack thick pancakes with a delicious mascarpone and blueberry filling and drizzle with lemon syrup for a super sweet treat. This recipe would make a great dessert.
Filled with warmed banana slices, drizzled in a classic banoffee sauce and served with ice cream. Serve these pancakes in a stack for a delicious and impressive looking dessert.
This is a classic combination of mascarpone and lemon is perfect. These pancakes are like a little cheesecake parcel. Serves four people and is ready in just 20 minutes.
In this recipe, the Creme Egg is broken up - the 'goo' is warmed to make a sweet, melted marshmallow topping and the chocolate coating is melted and added to the pancake mix for chocolate flavoured pancakes. We think this is a great way to transform your Creme Egg.
Get the recipe: Cadbury Creme Egg chocolate pancakes
This simple meat pancakes recipe from Woman's Weekly is filled with chicken and fragrant spices for a simple dinner option.
Rich chocolate crepes from Gordon Ramsay will please any chocolate lover. Chocolate and pancakes make the perfect combination.
These cranberry pancakes have such a simple filling. The tartness of the cranberries works so well with this sweet pancake recipe.
The zesty mix of clementines, Cointreau and orange juice in this clementine crepes works wonders. The clementines are packed with vitamin C.
A real showstopping pudding, Oreo pancakes. These Oreo pancakes taste just like the chocolaty biscuit and are sandwiched with plenty of cream.
Combine mushrooms, salmon and rich Hollandaise sauce to make this creamy salmon and mushroom pancake fillings.
Give your pancakes a fancy touch with this tasty vegetarian butternut squash and Stilton filling. Ideal for dinner.
These salted caramel and pretzel pancakes balance the saltiness with ice cream and the sweetness with added pretzels - the perfect combination.
Turn your pancakes into a healthy, filling meal by making these pancakes. The mixture of chicken and leek in a creamy mustard sauce is sure to please everyone. Serve with a crisp green salad.
Pancakes can also be eaten as part of a healthy diet. This Weight Watchers leek, mushroom and cheese pancakes recipe is an easy and filling lunch idea.
These Snickers pancakes are piled high with nougat, caramel, nuts and chocolate spread, whipped cream – and of course, Snickers bars. This recipe makes the perfect amount for two people if you can bear to share.
Layer your pancakes with a fruity combination of mango, passion fruit, runny honey and Greek yogurt to make these tangy mango and honey pancakes.
A simple cheese sauce and broccoli is all you need to turn your pancakes into a savoury meal. Cheese and broccoli pair so well together.
Indulge your sweet tooth with this strawberry, almond and caramel pancake recipe. You can use the delicious mixture as a pancake filling or topping.
Best served with custard or ice cream, these apple and chocolate crisp pancakes are the ultimate treat for Pancake Day. Like a warm apple pie filling but with added chocolate.
With their tasty veggie pancake filling, these mushroom and Brie crepes aren't just for Pancake Day. Whip some up for a quick and easy mid-week meal.
Caramel, shortbread and chocolate - all the delicious parts of millionaire's shortbread in a pancake. These millionaire's shortbread pancakes are definitely a luxurious treat.
These are the ultimate breakfast treat, made with rich cocoa and studded with pretty looking Mini Eggs. If you are not quite sure you can manage chocolate at breakfast then these light and fluffy pancakes also make a delicious dessert. Try serving them with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.