While traditionalists will be happy sticking with sugar and lemon (fresh, obviously), there are a whole host of tasty fillings out there waiting for you to try.

To get you started, we’ve come up with a range of pancake filling ideas that we’d love to see served up on Shrove Tuesday – or any day, actually!

Sweet pancake filling ideas

  • Lemony ‘cheesecake’ – Swirl lemon curd and mascarpone cheese
  • Banoffee – banana slices and toffee sauce (chopped pecans are a great addition)
  • Chocolate spread and sliced strawberries

pancake filling ideas

  • Ripe pear and honey – super-simple classic flavour combo
  • Cranberry sauce – with lemon zest and a big squeeze of orange juice for an extra kick
  • Mango compote and vanilla ice cream
  • Choc ‘n’ nut special – chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and slivers of toasted almonds
  • Fruit and ice cream or cream – any soft fruit is ideal
  • Apple sauce and fresh raspberries – mix sweet raspberries with tangy Bramley apple sauce
  • Peanut butter and jam

pancake filling ideas

Savoury pancake filling ideas

  • Tuna mayo – add freshly sliced spring onion and some cracked black pepper
  • Spinach and ricotta

pancake filling ideas

  • Chicken pieces and fried mushrooms – mix with cream cheese or crème fraiche
  • Cottage pie or bolognaise filling – finish off with a sprinkle of cheese and a minute or two under the grill
  • Pizza pancakes – just add pizza sauce, mozzarella and your favourite pizza toppings
  • Garlic mushrooms

pancake filling ideas

  • Chucky salmon and Hollandaise sauce – make your own sauce or save time with a supermarket cheat
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill – add a squeeze of lemon juice for extra tang
  • Roast butternut squash and blue cheese – roast butternut squash cubes for 30-40 minutes then add to blue cheese
  • Smoked meats and salad veg – you’re favourite meaty salad sandwich, served in a tasty pancake

pancake filling ideas

  • Roast vegetable and feta cheese – combine roast mediterranean veg with crumbly feta cheese
  • Brie, grape and walnut – the perfect classic mix of sweet and savoury, but remember to cut up grapes if giving to young children

Do you go for sweet or savoury? What’s your favourite pancake filling? Share it with us in the box below!