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Want to try something different on your pancakes? Here are the best pancake toppings (besides maple syrup) that you should try next.

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I’m not sure about you, but I love pancakes. And while maple syrup is always a great topping option, it’s not the only one. In fact, there are all sorts of different things you can put on your pancakes to make them even better.

You can get really creative with your toppings and add a lot of flavor and variety to your breakfast. So if you’re looking to switch up your pancake game, check out these ideas below! 

Pancakes are a staple in most people’s diets. They’re easy to make and can be topped with just about anything you’d like, so why not experiment?

Whether it’s maple syrup or any of the other options we’ve presented here, there is no wrong way to top your pancakes! So the next time you whip up a batch, try out one of these toppings for variety – we guarantee they will taste delicious!

15 Delicious Pancake Toppings

These are all fantastic options for topping pancakes.

pancakes with blueberries

1. Blueberries

Throw some blueberries on top of your pancakes for added flavor and color. If you’re feeling really adventurous, dip the blueberries in lemon juice before putting them on top so they’ll pop in your mouth when you bite into them!

pancakes with banana

2. Banana slices

Banana slices are another delicious topping that will add color and flavor to your pancakes, and caramelized bananas on pancakes are next-level delicious. Bananas are also full of essential nutrients, so adding them to your pancakes is a win-win situation.

3. Cheese

Believe it or not, cheese is actually a great topping option for your pancakes. You can top them off with shredded cheese, or grate some parmesan to sprinkle on top.

pancakes with choc chips

4. Chocolate chips

If you’re a chocolate addict like me, you’ll love adding chocolate chips to your pancakes! You can use bittersweet dark chocolate for a more intense flavor or milk chocolate if you’re more into the sweeter side of things.

5. Nutella

Nutella is by far one of my favorite toppings for pancakes. Just add a thin layer on top and you’re good to go! To make it even better, add some banana slices or strawberries so they’ll stick to the Nutella when you take a bite.

pancakes with strawberries

6. Strawberries

The classic strawberry and pancake combination is amazing and has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. A strawberry topping never gets old and is always a great option for your pancakes.

7. Whipped cream

Whipped cream is another classic pancake topper that you can’t go wrong with! I’m not sure what it is about whipped cream, but knowing that it’s on there makes me feel happier just looking at it.

8. Peanut butter and jelly 

Yes, you read that right. PB&J on your pancakes sounds pretty crazy, but it’s actually a great idea. The peanut butter and jelly add a lot of flavors, and the jelly will give your pancakes a cool swirly appearance. Plus, PB&J is always tasty!

pancakes with preserve

9. Fruit preserves

Fruit preserves like raspberry or strawberry will add a whole lot of flavor to your pancakes. You can use these on top of pancakes or even in the batter if you want to get really fancy!

10. Honey or agave nectar 

These sweeteners go great with pancakes and add a perfect subtle flavor. Compared to maple syrup, honey is slightly thicker and milder, whereas agave has a thinner consistency and sweeter flavor. So choose your favorite and drizzle away!

pancakes with powdered sugar

11. Powdered Sugar

Try a dusting of powdered sugar for an added touch of sweetness. It will also give your pancakes a nice elegant look.

12. Toasted Nuts

Toasted nuts are another yummy topping option that I love. Just toast some pecans, almonds, or walnuts in the oven for a few minutes and sprinkle them on top of pancakes for added flavor.

13. Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche is a caramel-like sauce that’s often used in desserts, but it also makes a delicious pancake topping! It provides a lot of flavor and will give your pancakes an interesting look.

pancakes with ice cream

14. Ice cream

Don’t knock it until you try it! You can top off your pancakes with ice cream if you’re looking for a more indulgent dish. It’s one of my favorite dessert toppings, and I’m sure it’ll be a hit with your family too!

15. Whipped cream cheese

Whipped cream cheese is similar to whipped cream, but the flavor is obviously different so it adds another nice touch of variety to your pancakes.

Topping Combinations to mix it up

Want to know which pancake topping combinations work best together? Looking for something new to try? Here are a few of our favorite combinations:

  • Strawberries & cream
  • Bananas & chocolate sauce
  • Bananas & honey
  • Nutella & bananas
  • Chocolate sauce & powdered sugar
  • Bananas & chocolate chips

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