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The ultimate list of pancake toppings – sweet and savoury

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This is the ultimate list of pancake topping ideas for both savoury pancakes and sweet pancakes. There are 100 ideas and recipes for making delicious pancakes for Shrove Tuesday A.K.A Pancake Day and for every other day you want to eat pancakes!


100 delicious pancake toppings ideas and recipes

Pancake Day, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, is one of the most delicious dates in the calendar. 

I loved it as a child and I still love it now. 

Of course pancakes don’t have to be reserved just for Shrove Tuesday. 

In our house we are rather partial to pancakes in our quick and healthy school day breakfast repertoire. 

They’re also great for lazy Sunday brunches.


There’s more to pancakes than lemon and sugar…

You don’t have to stick to the traditional lemon and sugar topping combination. 

In fact there are myriad different toppings you can use. 

Stuck for ideas?

Here’s a list of 100 easy to create pancake toppings ideas to get your taste buds tantalised. 

You’ll find the savoury toppings ideas below and you can pop to the next page for the sweet pancake toppings ideas. 

Ooh and just before you dive into the list, do you want to know a GREAT pancake batter recipe?

Well, we’ve done some very thorough research and trialling and found the best recipes for a traditional British pancake / French crêpe, a heavenly American style pancake and the savoury Breton galette.

Pop over the PANCAKE BATTER RECIPES post to find details of the easy to make recipes. 


100 Pancake toppings ideas

First up, some delicious ideas for savoury toppings and fillings for pancakes. 


Savoury toppings for pancakes

1. Goat’s cheese, spinach and bacon pancakes

100 easy pancake toppings ideas to create quick and easy pancakes. We've got healthy options with banana, strawberries and other fruit and more decadent ideas with chocolate and cream. Use them for Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day / Mardi Gras or as delicous breakfast and brunch ideas #pancakes #pancakeday #MardiGras #ShroveTuesday #Breakfast #breakfastrecipes #Brunchideas #Brunch

Goat’s cheese, spinach and bacon pancakes | Food Magazine


2. Green veggie pesto and goat’s cheese pancake pizza

Goat's cheese, spinach and bacon pancakes

Green veggie pesto and goat’s cheese pancake pizza | Waffle & Whisk


3. Gluten-free, vegan chickpea crepes with creamy mushrooms and spinach

Green Veggie Pesto & Goats Cheese Pancake Pizza

Gluten free, vegan chickpea crepes with creamy mushrooms and spinach | Wallflower Kitchen


4. Spinach crepes with pan roasted vegetables


Spinach crepes with pan roasted vegetables | Happy Foods Tube


5. Blue cheese and pear


Blue cheese and pear | Plated Cravings


6. Garlic mushroom and brie

blue cheese and pear pancake topping idea

Garlic mushroom and brie | Egg Recipes


7. Pea, ham and Fontina cheese

Garlic mushroom and brie pancakes

Pea, ham and Fontina cheese | Inside the Rustic Kitchen


8. Ricotta, pea and ham 

pea, ham and fontina cheese pancake filling

Ricotta, pea and ham |  Inside The Rustic Kitchen

More savoury pancake recipe ideas… 

  1. Bacon and maple syrup | Sainsbury’s Magazine
  2. Stilton and spinach with soft egg | Delicious Magazine
  3. Creamy garlic chicken and mushrooms | Recipes Made Easy
  4. Ham and cheese | BBC Food
  5. Green onion buttermilk pancakes | Use Real Butter
  6. Asparagus and ham in rich bechemel sauce | Delicious Magazine
  7. Goats cheese and rosemary
  8. Goats cheese and leek
  9. Goats cheese and blackberry sauce
  10. Goats cheese and mushroom
  11. Goats cheese and spinach
  12. Cream cheese  spinach
  13. Cream cheese and smoked salmon
  14. Sour cream and smoked salmon
  15. Grated cheese … put it on in the pan and fold over pancake so it melts
  16. Cheese sauce and spinach
  17. Cheese sauce and broccoli
  18. Cheese sauce and leek and mushroom
  19. Fried egg and ham
  20. Garlic mushrooms
  21. Blue cheese and fig
  22. Chilli & grated cheese


Well that’s the list of delicious savoury toppings.

Ready for the list of sweet pancake toppings?


Sweet pancake topping ideas 

Hop over to the next post for the list of super delicious sweet pancake ideas that will blow your mind… Sweet Pancake Toppings.


Other pancake, Mardi Gras and Lent related posts you might like… 

Don’t forget to pop over to our Three Easy Pancake Batter Recipes post for the low-down on the BEST recipes for British, American and French style pancakes. 

Plus, if you’re whipping up pancakes for Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, you might also want to check out our Mardi Gras Activities for Kids post and our Things To Give Up for Lent post, with 30 ideas of things you and your family can kiss goodbye to whilst observing Lent. 

Plus don’t forget to check out the list of healthy school day breakfast ideas, with pancakes in position number one on the list!


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Maria Kitching

Sunday 23rd of February 2014

This is a great list, I love pancakes!!

Alice Emma Thompson

Monday 24th of February 2014

So glad you like them - I'm so excited to see how many we can get through on pancake day :-)

Maria Kitching

Sunday 23rd of February 2014

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Sarah Massey

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

I never would have thought of some of these! How fun! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with us on our last Weekend Wind-Down Party (I'm late browsing due to a move!) - hope you link up again this weekend! God Bless!

Alice Emma Thompson

Monday 24th of February 2014

So glad you liked them Sarah - thanks so much for the party x


Friday 21st of February 2014

Oh, how fun!! We don't get very creative with our toppings for pancakes, but this looks great. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


Wednesday 19th of February 2014

Thanks for sharing. We love pancakes here so always nice to have more suggestions for toppings. Visiting from parenting pin it party

Alice Emma Thompson

Monday 24th of February 2014

So glad you enjoyed - do let me know what you think if you try any of them out, Alice x