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Fun pancake toppings – 10 incredible toppings for pancakes

If you’re looking for delicious fun pancake toppings, then you have come to the right place!

Fluffy and light buttermilk pancakes drenched in maple syrup and topped with melted butter are an American classic. 

Traditionalists would have you believe that nothing goes as well with pancakes as maple syrup. However, when there are endless possibilities and fun pancake toppings to experiment with, then it would be a real shame to limit yourself to maple syrup only! 

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Here, I’ve combined a list of my favorite pancake toppings that you must try!  

There are innumerable pancake toppings out there and each topping has its own unique flavor that surely takes the pancakes to another level! Here are some delightful and fun pancake toppings that you can experiment with:

1. Cinnamon Sugar

The crunchiness of sugar granules combined with the spiciness of cinnamon makes the perfect topping for pancakes!

You can make this easy topping in no time by mixing 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in ½ a cup of sugar. 

2. Butter and Honey

If you’re looking for a maple syrup replacement for your pancakes, then look no further than honey. Its taste, texture, and color are all quite similar to maple syrup.

To add a divine richness to plain honey, pair it with some butter to prepare a delicious pancake topping. 

3. Grand Marnier Sauce

Want to get truly creative with fun pancake toppings? Try the Grand Marnier sauce! Simply mix the grated zest of one lemon and one orange, the juice of two oranges, and one cup of golden caster sugar into three tablespoons of Grand Marnier.

Let this mixture heat and thicken in a saucepan for about 10 minutes. Let it cool a bit and then drizzle it on top of your pancake stack.

4. Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce is another great pancake topping. Just mix four tablespoons of butter into ½ a cup of brown sugar, add a pinch of salt, and then heat the sauce over medium-low heat for about 5 to 6 minutes.

Make sure to whisk the sauce until it thickens and then add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to then mix and cook it for a minute.

5. Nutella and Strawberries

Take out that huge Nutella jar and generously smear your flapjacks with this delicious chocolate spread.

Make sure to add strawberry halves on top of the pancakes for a delightfully sweet and sour combination.

6. Melted Snickers

When you are craving something chocolaty with your pancakes, then nothing beats this snickers topping! Put three chopped snickers bars in a small saucepan and add ¼ cup of heavy cream in it.
Melt the chocolate over low heat and stir it constantly. You can even add ¼ cup of maple syrup to the mix.

Pour this delicious topping on your flapjacks and enjoy this unforgettable combination!

7. Berries, Berries, and Berries! 

Whole berries have this magical charm that’s unbeatable. You can make various fun pancake toppings with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and even cranberries. 

You can either combine different berries and chop them up for a deliciously tangy pancake topping or use them separately to make a divine berry pancake topping with some whipped cream.

8. Bananas and Peanut Butter

If there’s a fruit that’s meant to be paired with creamy peanut butter, then it’s got to be banana! There’s just something truly special about a banana and peanut butter topping. 

The richness of the peanut butter combines perfectly with the mellow taste of the bananas. Simply spread some peanut butter on top of your pancakes and put banana slices on them.

For a delicious twist, you can even add chopped peanuts or almonds to the mix!

9. Soft Cheeses

Soft cheeses like ricotta and cottage cheese add a delectable creaminess to pancakes. Simply add ¼ cup of icing sugar to a cup of soft cheese and mix it.

You can also add a tablespoon of raw honey to the cheese.

10. Ice Cream

Nothing screams fun pancake toppings better than a generous helping of ice cream with a drizzle of caramel and chocolate syrup. There are many ice cream flavors that you can choose from. 

My absolute favorite flavors that go perfectly with flapjacks are vanilla, Belgian chocolate, cookie dough, strawberry, and butterscotch.

Tips on Serving Pancakes

When preparing pancakes, put the cooked ones on a warm plate in a low oven. This will keep the pancakes hot.

Once you have cooked all the pancakes, stack 3 to 4 of them on a plate, top them with your favorite toppings, and serve them right away. 

The Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed reading this guide on fun pancake toppings. Do try all the toppings that I’ve mentioned above as each topping has something truly unique to offer and can take your flapjacks to the next level!

Fun Pancake Toppings

Fun Pancake Toppings

Fun pancake toppings. We have 10 pancake topping ideas for you to choose from.


  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Butter and honey
  • Grand Marnier sauce
  • Caramel sauce
  • Nutella and strawberries
  • Melted Snickers
  • Berries, berries and berries
  • Bananas and peanut butter
  • Soft cheeses
  • Ice cream


Prepare your favorite topping idea and top your pancakes. Consider mixing and matching a few toppings. Another fun idea is to serve a few topping methods family style and allow everyone to pick and choose and mix and match to suit their tastebuds. 

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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Dorothy Boucher

Saturday 8th of August 2020

So many wonderful ideas to eat and and enjoy with pancakes, I usually just have maple syrup, will have to try a few other fun and tasty flavors on mine. @tisonlyme143

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