There's nothing that says weekend breakfast more than delicious fluffy pancakes, especially on lazy Sunday mornings!
I always turn to my trusted and easy buttermilk pancake recipe, but what are the best toppings to serve? Read on for 12 of the best side dishes to serve with pancakes!
Whether it's for a special occasion, pancake day aka Shrove Tuesday (when you're allowed to eat pancakes for main course!), or just a lazy weekend breakfast, serving sweet pancakes for your family always gets you in their good books!
I use buttermilk in my usual pancake batter to ensure my pancakes are light and fluffy, but sometimes I serve thin crepes with just lemon juice and sugar if I want something a bit more simple.
Best Pancake Recipes
Before we discuss what to put on top of your pancakes, I'd first like to share my three favourite pancake recipes!
FAQs on Pancakes
Scotch pancakes are slightly sweeter than American-style pancakes, with a small amount of sugar in the batter mixture. In contrast, American pancakes generally contain fat as part of the batter mixture, usually melted butter, whereas scotch pancakes do not.
The tradition of making pancakes came about to use up all the 'forbidden' foods before Lent in order to avoid spoiling and wasting food.
If you can allow the pancake batter to rest for at least 5 minutes (up to 30 minutes if you have time) it will relax the gluten and ensure you get those fluffy, soft pancakes you've been dreaming of!
Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and lightly grease with oil or butter. Pour the batter to form pancakes of whatever size you like. Cook on the first side until small bubbles form on top (it should take between two and three minutes), then flip and cook on other side for between one and two minutes.
What to serve with pancakes
Some of the best pancake toppings!
- Golden Syrup or Maple Syrup
- Lemon Juice
- White or Brown Sugar
- Chocolate Chips
- Peanut Butter
- Fresh Berries
- Banana Slices
- Greek Yogurt
- Fruit Compote
- Blueberry Syrup
- Sour Cream
- Fresh Blueberries
- Strawberry Syrup
- Orange Zest
- Dulce de leche
- Ice Cream
- Toffee Sauce
- Fruit Curds
12 Pancake Topping Recipes
What toppings do you serve on your pancake boards?
If I'm feeling in a savoury mood, bacon or sausages also go really well on pancakes!