smiley face made out of pancakes and syrup

My Pancake Filling Faves

True fact: Pancake Day is one of my favourite times of the year. A day to celebrate love – nah, do one! A day to celebrate pancakes – yaaasssss! That’s something I can get on board with! So I thought I’d share my pancake filling faves.

Pancakes for breakfast are a treat in our house that happen every now and then. I’m in charge of them. I always have been, I will let the kids help flipping because I have lovely memories of making pancakes with my step dad when I was younger but in general, I slave away at the oven whilst my husband, son and daughter enjoy them at the table which is covered with topping options to enjoy. I like cooking if it doesn’t involve a lot of fuss therefore I use the simple 3-2-1 method for the batter (It’s so easy to make I don’t understand anyone who buys the ready made “just add water” stuff) and so here are my pancake filling faves:

Golden Syrup

This is a classic in our family and will always be my favourite. I love Golden Syrup…it’s delicious on a lot of things (toast – yum!) but my favourite place for it is on my pancakes. It’s so good I don’t add anything else and just enjoy the sweet sugary goodness.

Golden syrup being poured onto a soon thats dripping into a bowl.

Banana and Nutella/Chocolate Spread

If we go anywhere that sells pancakes, like the German Christmas market, this is the filling I will always choose. A banana/chocolate combination is always a winner and it’s fruit, it’s one of your five a day!

Chef making pancakes on a hot plate with lots of Nutella jars in the background.

Sugar and Lemon Juice

This is the standard, traditional pancake filling isn’t it? It’s one of those that I forget how nice it is until I have it. I don’t immediately gravitate to lemon flavoured things but the sweet and sour mix is delish!

Classic crepes rolls with orange garnish

Apple and Maple Syrup

Firstly, the apple has to be grated. It goes all juice and it soon tasty! I tend to go for a green apple like a golden delicious but any will do. I introduced my husband to this filling and it’s now his favourite. Maple Syrup is a little american but compliments the apple perfectly…the other option is a Toffee sauce – Toffee Apple – nom!

A red apple sliced with the pieces shifted slightly left and right.


A smearing of jam and maybe a sprinkle of raspberries or strawberries – I’m drooling just thinking about it! I like berry jams the best, I don’t really like citrus things so marmalade or lemon curd are out for me.

Stack of thin pancakes with jam spread on and in-between

Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? No savoury fillings for me! I don’t think I’ve ever had a savoury pancake, apart from the crispy duck ones at the Chinese! It just confuses my brain – pancakes are sweet! My Pancake Filling Faves are strictly a sugar zone!

A plate of crepes with eggs in a bowl beside and flour in a sieve.

Whats your favourite pancake filling? I’d love to get some more ideas to add to the table! Comment below or find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to click follow/like! 🙂 If you’re looking for more foodie type posts from me, check out my Quick and Simple WWFreestyle Recipes.

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