4 Weirdly Wonderful Pancake Toppings to Try This Shrove Tuesday, According to Food Experts

Think of your favourite pancake recipe as the foundation. In addition to being delicious on its own, it serves as a base for endless imagination. No two pancakes have to be the same, and you can switch it up as much as you like with every batch you make.

With over 1.6 million views on the TikTok hashtag #pancaketoppings and a 110% increase in Google searches for ‘healthy pancake toppings’, it’s clear we’re not the only ones looking for inspiration.

To celebrate Pancake Day, the experts at HelloFresh have compiled four fun and unusual twists to whip up this Shrove Tuesday.

Mimi Morley, recipe development manager at HelloFresh, said: “In my opinion, the toppings make pancakes exciting. A delicious fluffy pancake makes a great blank canvas and lends itself to creativity.”

“Here at HelloFresh, we love trying out new flavours, and we have found some unique additions you can try at home. And as we all love to indulge on pancake day, we’ve included some healthier twists to the original recipes that taste just as good.”

Chickpea pancakes with cajun chicken and sweetcorn salsa

Give your pancakes a savoury twist with this recipe. They are egg and gluten-free and serve as a lighter option if sweet treats aren’t your style. You can also put honey on it.

Buttery, honeyed cinnamon pears and crispy bacon, and toasted almonds

This decadent brunch recipe combines salty bacon, roasted pears, and pancakes for the ideal balance of sweet and savoury flavours. It’s a delicious dish that everyone will enjoy, topped with soured cream and sprinkled almonds.

Caramelised pear and pecan pancakes

These pancakes are a must-try this Pancake Day. Both rich and fluffy, they are topped with cream, caramelised pear and almonds, and maple syrup. So pile them high and enjoy.

Buttermilk pancakes and honey-roasted figs

These fluffy buttermilk pancakes, which are sticky, sweet, and soon to become a staple for this Shrove Tuesday, combine creamy Greek yoghurt with delicious figs and a delightful crunch from the nutty pistachio sauce.

For more pancake inspiration, including the definitive list of the UK’s favourite toppings, visit Hello Fresh.