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30+ creative ideas for sweet pancake fillings

Pancakes are a wonderful canvas for sweet creations of all kinds. Whether for breakfast or as a dessert, the possibilities are endless. Here are some creative ideas for sweet pancake fillings that are sure to delight!

Recipe for Sweet Pancakes (makes about 6 – 8 pancakes)

Before we get to the fillings, here’s a simple and delicious recipe for sweet pancakes:


  • 4 eggs
  • 200g flour (smooth wheat flour is ideal)
  • 250ml milk or coconut milk
  • 60g sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 50g butter or neutral oil (e.g., sunflower or rapeseed oil)
  • A pinch of salt


  • Step 1: Mix everything until smooth.
  • Step 2: Heat a little butter in the pan.
  • Step 3: Cook the pancakes in the pan.

Now that you have your pancakes, let’s explore the fillings!

31 Creative Fillings for Your Sweet Pancakes

  1. Chocolate Sauce with a Chili Kick
    Melt chocolate in a water bath and stir in chili flakes, chili sauce, or cayenne pepper to taste. The perfect mix of sweet and spicy! If you’re looking for an extra hot sauce to stir in, check out our guide here.
  2. Peanut Oil
    Simple yet delicious – spread a bit of peanut oil on the pancake. For extra crunch, sprinkle some chopped peanuts on top.
  3. Lightly Roasted Almonds in Butter
    The roasted almonds give your pancakes a crunchy bite and a wonderful nutty flavor.
  4. Coconut Flakes with Yogurt
    An exotic combination that tastes like a summer vacation. For a sweeter filling, stir in some powdered sugar or honey.
  5. Lyles Golden Syrup
    Probably the best caramel sauce in the world! A must for all caramel lovers. You can order the sauce in various sizes on Amazon.
  6. Sweetened Condensed Milk with Cardamom
    Warm the sweetened condensed milk with a bit of cardamom – a dream!
  7. Brown Sugar with Lemon Juice
    Simple yet extremely refreshing and delicious.
  8. Liquor with Brown Sugar
    For a touch of extravagance – flambéed pancakes with liquor and brown sugar. To make flambéing work well, the liquor should have more than 40% alcohol content.
  9. Jam
    Classic and always good – spread your favorite jam on the pancake. Jam is especially great when combined with sour cream.
  10. Pudding
    Homemade matcha pudding or coffee pudding adds that special touch. Classic flavors like chocolate or vanilla are also very tasty as pancake fillings.
  11. Peanut Butter or Pistachio Cream
    A creamy delight for all nut fans.
  12. Grated Orange Zest
    Also great when incorporated directly into the batter. If the orange zest is too dry on its own, you can stir it into yogurt.
  13. Ice Cream
    Homemade tonka bean ice cream pairs perfectly with hot pancakes. Here’s a recipe from us. Other ice cream flavors also go wonderfully.
  14. Honey with Walnuts
    A heavenly combination that makes you happy instantly. Also great combined with Greek yogurt.
  15. Rum-Soaked Raisins with Cinnamon
    Perfect for a bit of Christmas spirit in your pancake. The raisins are best when soaked overnight.
  16. Beet Syrup
    For example, Grafschafter Goldsaft – simply delicious!
  17. Pomegranate Syrup
    A fruity-sweet addition. Both the sweet and sour variants available for purchase go well.
  18. Maple Syrup
    The classic from North America – always a good choice.
  19. Fruit Puree
    Plum or apple puree, for example, are very tasty as pancake fillings. Puree is especially good when slightly warmed.
  20. Thinly Sliced Banana
    Particularly delicious when combined with chocolate sauce.
  21. Caramelized Thin Apple Slices (drizzled with rum)
    For a sweet and slightly alcoholic touch.
  22. Lemon Curd
    A lemon cream that’s simply irresistible. Here on foodnetwork.co.uk you’ll find an excellent recipe.
  23. Whipped Cream with Rosewater & Cardamom
    For a touch of luxury and the Orient.
  24. Haribo Pasta Basta Cola Sour
    An unexpected but exciting filling for those who like it sweet and sour. You can order Pasta Basta on Amazon.
  25. Thinly Sliced Ginger Sprinkled with Sugar
    An interesting mix of sweet and spicy.
  26. Mix of Thin Mango & Orange Slices
    A fruity and refreshing filling.
  27. Date Syrup
    The one from Basra is highly recommended – a sweet, caramel note. If you can’t find date syrup in your supermarket, you’ll find a good selection on Amazon.
  28. Liqueur
    Eggnog, Amarula, Amaretto, or Baileys go very well and add that special touch.
  29. Thinly Sliced Oranges Drizzled with Campari
    The perfect mix of bitterness, freshness, and sweetness.
  30. Tahini (Sesame Paste) + Honey
    A delicious combination of nuttiness and sweetness.
  31. Cinnamon and Sugar
    Simple yet so good – a nostalgic favorite.
  32. Dulce de Leche
    A delicious, caramel milk jam from South America. You can order Dulce de Leche on Amazon. Alternatively, you can make the cream yourself. There’s a good recipe on Good Food.

No matter which filling you choose, your pancakes are guaranteed to be a hit! Have fun experimenting and enjoying these sweet treats!

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