pancake with fruit on top and jam and cream

The sky’s the limit when it comes to pancake toppings, so experiment with your flavours to keep things interesting.

Go savoury or sweet, add fresh herbs or citrus zest, embrace seasonal fruit, or make veg the hero. Think about textures and colour – crunchy nuts or creamy yoghurt, crumbly cheese or soft roasted tomatoes – and most importantly, keep things fresh.

To help you out, here are loads of colourful topping ideas to help fill your body with goodness:


  1. Sliced blood orange, crumbled hard ricotta & orange zest
  2. Wilted spinach, ricotta, lemon zest & extra virgin olive oil
  3. Almond butter, finely chopped almonds, raspberries & honey
  4. Cottage cheese, chopped fresh herbs, streaky bacon, lemon zest & mixed seeds
  5. Blackberries & honey
  6. Sliced figs, Parma ham, rocket & extra virgin olive oil
  7. Roasted rhubarb, pistachios & honey
  8. Tahini yoghurt, feta, pomegranate seeds & fresh coriander
  9. Roasted cherry tomatoes, rocket & quality balsamic vinegar
  10. Smoked salmon, sliced avocado, fresh chives & lime juice
  11. Sliced kiwi fruit, passion fruit & sunflower seeds
  12. Greek yoghurt, blueberries, poppy seeds, orange zest & fresh mint
  13. Sliced mango, coconut yoghurt, coconut shavings & lime zest
  14. Sliced figs, Greek yoghurt & orange zest
  15. Almond butter & sliced strawberries
  16. Sliced banana & grated dark chocolate
  17. Grated fresh fruit salad & fresh mint


If you want to make vegan pancakes Tim Shieff has a delicious and easy recipe for you here:

If you’re looking for a base that packs a nutritional punch too, check out Jamie’s healthy healthy cheese & corn pancakes or for a nutty twist on the classic, try these deliciously healthy pancakes.