• Are you tired of the same old pancakes? Why not take your breakfast game to the next level with these fun and lip-smacking pancake toppings! Whether you have a sweet tooth or crave something savoury, these ideas will surely add a burst of flavour to your mornings.

    Classic Syrup or Honey

    Honey on pancakes
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    Let’s start with a timeless favourite – classic syrup or honey. Drizzle it over your warm pancakes for a heavenly treat. It’s a tried-and-true combination that never fails to impress.

    Biltong and Cheese

    Biltong and cheese
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    For a savoury South African twist, top your pancakes with slices of biltong and grated cheese. The combination of flavours will leave you craving more.

    Fresh and Fruity

    Fruit on pancakes
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    For something more refreshing, top your pancakes with a variety of fresh fruits. From bananas or apples to coconut or peaches, the possibilities are endless!

    Berry Bonanza

    Berries on pancakes
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    Speaking of fruit… Berries and pancakes are a match made in heaven. Whether it’s strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries, these colourful and nutritious additions will elevate your breakfast.

    Jam-Filled Delights

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    For a different kind of fruity goodness, layer your pancakes with your favourite jam flavours or fruit compote.

    Whipped Cream Indulgence

    Cream on pancakes
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    Add a dollop of whipped cream to your pancakes for a creamy and delightful experience.

    Nutella Delight

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    For a sweat treat, slather your pancakes with Nutella. The spread will create a rich and creamy breakfast-dessert.

    Milk Tart

    Milk tart pancakes
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    Melktert, or milk tart, is a classic dessert loved by many. Use its creamy custard as a pancake filling for a taste of comforting and traditional local flavours.

    Caramel Euphoria

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    Indulge in the rich and velvety taste of caramel sauce on your pancakes. The combination of buttery sweetness and a hint of saltiness will make every bite an unforgettable experience.

    Dreamy Amarula Cream

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    Amarula can be transformed into a delectable cream sauce for your pancakes. The creamy and mildly sweet flavour will give your breakfast a luxurious touch.

    Peanut Butter Bliss

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    If you’re a peanut butter lover, don’t miss the chance to slather your pancakes with this creamy delight.

    Nutty Crunch

    Nuts on pancakes
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    Add some crunch to your pancakes with a sprinkle of assorted nuts. Tip: Toasting the nuts beforehand enhances their flavour.

    Bacon Sensation

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    Take your pancake game to the savoury side by topping them with crispy bacon strips.

    Bobotie-Inspired Topping

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    Infuse your pancakes with the flavours of traditional South African bobotie by adding a mixture of minced meat, raisins, and aromatic spices as a topping.

    Chocoholic’s Dream

    Chocolate pancakes
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    For all the chocolate lovers out there, go all-in with chocolate toppings. From chocolate chips to chocolate sauce, embrace the sweet and delightful world of chocolate-infused pancakes.

    Candy Crush Extravaganza

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    Feeling indulgent? Crush your favourite candy bars and sprinkle them over your pancakes. A decadent treat that will surely brighten up your morning.


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    Written by Bianca Muller.

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