9 guilt-free ideas for pancake toppings

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Delicious pancakes are a game of two halves. First, there’s the batter (check out these recipes for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan pancakes), and then there’s the toppings.

Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re more of a savoury fan, have a look at the ideas below for some tasty but healthy topping inspiration.

Ideas for sweet pancake toppings

Banana and walnut

  • 1 chopped banana
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Blueberries and Greek yoghurt or soya yoghurt

  • 1 tbsp blueberries
  • 1 tbsp Greek or soya yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecan nuts
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Chopped banana and peanut or almond butter

Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut or almond butter on one half of the pancake, then add chopped banana and fold the pancake in half.

Banana, strawberries, hazelnuts and chocolate

  • 1 chopped banana
  • 1 handful of chopped strawberries
  • 2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp grated dark chocolate

Greek yoghurt and mango

  • 1 handful chopped mango
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup

Pistachio, orange and coconut yoghurt

  • 1 handful of chopped pistachio nuts
  • Oranges peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup

Ideas for savoury pancake toppings

Smoked salmon and sour cream

  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • Sprinkle of fresh chopped dill
  • Squeeze of lemon

Cheese and spinach

  • 2 tbsp grated cheddar
  • 100g cooked spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Spread the spinach leaves on to the pancake and sprinkle over the grated cheddar. Put under a hot grill for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese then top with the pumpkin seeds.

Avocado and tomatoes

  • ½ avocado cut in to thin slices
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 handful of chopped cherry tomatoes cut in half.
  • Olive oil

And finally, few ideas for savoury pancake fillings:

  • Mexican style black bean chilli topped with chopped coriander.
  • Cooked mushrooms mixed with a béchamel sauce topped with grated cheddar.
  • Mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and green pesto topped with grated parmesan.


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