50 Pancake Toppings to Put a Smile on Everyone’s Face

My pancake toppings list is stacked, quite literally, with yummy, indulgent, and delicious combos for all tastes. With sweet, savory, classic, and adventurous suggestions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

I’ve put the entire list onto a printable that you can get right now! Let it take pride and place it on your refrigerator at home, and see how many you can try.

Pancake toppings list

Popular Toppings

These choices are popular for a reason – they’ve been tried, enjoyed, and loved for decades! If you want some home run combos, this is your list.

  • Maple Syrup
  • Butter
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fresh Berries
  • Whipped Cream
  • Nutella
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Bacon
  • Jams
  • Blueberry or Strawberry Syrup

Fresh Fruit & Berries

If you want your pancakes topped with fresh fruit and berries, get some inspiration below. There are your classic pairings, like blueberries and bananas, and some more adventurous choices for sweet, tart, and exotic flavors.

  • Banana Slices
  • Strawberries (Fresh or Roasted)
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Mango
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pineapple
  • Pitted Cherries
  • Caramelized Apple Slices


This is the place for the dessert lovers! These toppings cover an array of sweet treats to spoil yourself or your dinner guests.

  • Caramel
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Nutella/Hazelnut Spread
  • Honey
  • Vanilla Sauce
  • Cream Cheese Icing
  • Ice Cream
  • Candied or Caramelized Nuts
  • Sprinkles
  • Coconut Flakes


For those who don’t have a sweet tooth, there are plenty of ways to make pancakes utterly delicious with savory toppings. Try some of these below.

  • Sour Cream
  • Smoked Salmon/Lox
  • Fried Egg or Scrambled Eggs
  • Hummus
  • Nut Butters
  • Hashbrowns
  • Sausage
  • Ham
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Avocado


Lastly, for those times you want to throw the rulebook out the window and try something new, see if anything below takes your fancy.

  • Fried Chicken or Crispy Chicken Tenders
  • Whipped Ricotta
  • Crème de Marron (Chestnut Cream)
  • Sriracha Maple Syrup
  • Hot Honey
  • Orange Cream Cheese Glaze
  • Lemon Curd
  • Caviar
  • Flavored Yogurt
  • Pesto

My Favorite Combinations

Naturally, all the toppings above can be mixed and matched to make some truly indulgent pancakes. Try some of these combinations and get ready for smiles all round!

Reader-Favorite Combinations

I asked readers for some of their favorite toppings. Here are some of their responses. Feel free to add to them on Facebook in the post below or comment on here.

  • Butter and Strawberry Jam
  • Butter, Syrup, Chocolate Chips
  • Strawberry Whipped Cream and Pecans
  • Butter, butter, butter!
  • Butter and Over-Easy Eggs
  • European Butter and Vermont Maple Syrup
  • Raspberry Preserves
  • Butter and Sugar
  • Blackberries

Need a Yummy Pancake Recipe?

My fluffy blueberry pancakes come with a rich maple-pecan mascarpone cream. Together, this pairing is sheer magic. Give it a try if you want your pancakes thick, fluffy, and just a little bit naughty!

Pancakes topped with maple mascarpone cream, fresh blueberries, and more maple syrup

Remember, you can get this list of pancake toppings for free by signing up. Keep it in your food planner or pinned to your refrigerator, so that you can always reference it when making pancakes.

Oh, and I would also love to know what your favorites are from this list. Or, do you have a beloved topping that isn’t in my list? Let me know below.

Pancake toppings list

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