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A pancake stack on a plate with apricot jam drizzled and peaches.

Move over maple syrup, we have enticing pancake toppings for you to try along with a simple recipe for pancakes.

First, our simple pancake recipe, with suggestions below on fabulous toppings, sweet and savoury to try on your pancake.


  • 2 cups Self-Raising Flour or Gluten-free Flour (gluten-free may need a little extra flour if the batter is too thin)
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 1/2 cups milk

Tools you need

  • Mixing bowl 
  • Measuring cups and spoons 
  • Whisk, electric beater or wooden spoon 
  • Large spoon
  • Frypan
  • Sifter
  • Spatula or Egg Flip


Sift flour to remove lumps. Add all ingredients to a clean mixing bowl and stir well to a smooth batter.

Tempting Toppings

You can also set up a grazing platter of some of the below and experiment with different combinations.

Pancake board with berries, sauces, fruit, butter, bacon



  • Apple butter
  • Apricot jam and peaches
  • A trio of banana, maple syrup and peanut butter
  • Blueberries, vanilla yoghurt and mint
  • Condensed milk and raspberries
  • Cream cheese and choice of fruit
  • Fresh honeycomb with orange segments
  • Flaked almonds, banana and Nutella
  • Greek yoghurt, peach slices and granola
  • Golden syrup and lemon
  • Guava jam and mascarpone
  • Honey, labna and figs
  • Ice cream
  • Lemon curd
  • Mandarin or orange and yoghurt
  • Natural Yoghurt – stir through a teaspoon of rosewater, orange blossom water or vanilla essence
  • Nutella and strawberries
  • Passion fruit and mango yoghurt
  • Stewed apple and cinnamon
  • Salted Caramel sauce with ice cream or a shot of espresso


  • Garlic mushrooms, fetta and thyme (leave out the garlic if you prefer)
  • Bacon and fried tomato wedges
  • Marmite and peanut butter
  • Corned beef, white sauce, carrots and peas
  • Spinach and cheese
  • Savoury Mince, coleslaw and cheese
  • Bacon, sour cream and chives
  • Bean mix, salsa, avocado and sour cream

And if you would like still more suggestions, take a look at our Please Porridge Hot for toppings too.


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