9 Favourite Pancake Fillings

If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know by now I have a sweet tooth. I always find it easy to come up with the sweet pancake fillings. Not so easy to think of the savoury ones. This year as Pancake Tuesday is falling on my midterm break, I will have more time to think about what to put in the pancakes and we will have savoury as well as sweet ones. My basic pancake recipe is here. These ideas for fillings are all dairy free. They are all a hit with the kids as well as the adults.

Savoury Pancake Fillings

Pancakes with homemade tomato sauce topped with torn ham. The boys had (dairy free) crêpes like this in France a few years ago and loved them.

Crêpes with fried egg and a drizzle of mayonnaise. 

Crepes with fried egg
Crepes with fried egg Image Credit: Photpin

Pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup. My Canadian friend Laura introduced me to this wonder of putting maple syrup on bacon. I was skeptical at first but completely converted in one taste.

Pancakes with rashers and maple syrup
Pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup Image: Photopin


Crêpes with fried mushrooms* and garlic. You can add some grated dairy free cheese to this too if you wish.

Pancakes with Mushrooms
Pancakes with Mushrooms Image Credit: Photopin

 *I lied, my little ones won’t eat mushrooms! 

Dessert Pancake Fillings

Pancakes with fresh berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, whatever is in season and whatever is available. Drizzle over with some dairy free yogurt or maple syrup.

Pancakes with dairy free ice-cream and sprinkles. Vanilla Swedish Glace or Coconut Nobó would be delicious.

The old favourite – Pancakes with freshly squeezed lemon juice and caster sugar. This is what we always had as kids and is still my favourite.

Crepes with Lemon & Sugar Image: dairyfreekids


American Style Blueberry pancakes drizzled with a little honey or maple syrup.

Blueberry Pancakes Image: dairyfreekids
Blueberry Pancakes Image: dairyfreekids

Pancakes with chocolate spread, sliced banana and mini marshmallows. These are delicious but so so sweet. You might want to leave out the marshmallows if your kids go a bit super crazy on sugar like mine do. It’ll still be sugar laden but not as bad.

This chocolate spread from Plamil is dairy free and can be got from Holland and Barrett and other health shops around the country.

Organic dairy free chocolate spread
Organic dairy free chocolate spread Image: dairyfreekids

 What do you like to put on your Pancakes?


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