Lyle's golden syrup being used as pancake topping
The Ultimate Guide to Delicious Pancake Toppings

Let’s face it, the classic pancake is delicious on its own – but it's even better with a topping or two! The beauty of pancakes is that you can let your imagination run wild, and with pancake day coming up, there’s no better time to experiment. 


Whether you’re a sweet or savoury fan, read on to discover a selection of amazing pancake toppings and perfect pancake recipes for you to try.  

Sweet pancake toppings

Pancake toppings

Indulge your sweet tooth with these decadent pancake toppings. 

Lyle’s Golden Syrup

We couldn’t write an article about pancake toppings without including our classic, family-favourite Lyle’s Golden Syrup

Indulge in the sweet, buttery and caramelised flavours of our luscious golden syrup. Simply drizzle some on top of your pancakes to experience the amazing flavours that have made Lyle’s Golden Syrup a must-have pancake topping for generations. 

Chocolate chips

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with this delicious pancake topping! Whether you enjoy them on their own or paired with whipped cream or ice cream, having chocolate chips on your pancakes is enough to make any chocoholic’s mouth water!

Peanut butter

Whether you’re a smooth or crunchy fan, spread your favourite peanut butter on top of your pancakes – the combination of saltiness, sweetness and nuttiness creates a taste explosion with every bite! 

Ice cream

Ice cream makes everything better, even as a pancake topping – the tantalising contrast between hot and cold is sure to leave your taste buds yearning for a delicious bite!

Want to make your own ice cream? Check out our helpful article: How To Make Ice Cream: Handy Tips & Mouth-Watering Recipes 

Whipped cream

The light and airy texture of whipped cream makes for the perfect addition to your pancakes, adding a touch of decadence to every bite. Plus, it’s so easy to make! 

Simply placed chilled whipping cream or double cream into a bowl and use either an electric whisk or balloon whisk until you have stiff peaks – add a little sugar or vanilla essence to give it some extra flavour. 

Lemon and sugar

Embrace the timeless classic of lemon and sugar. The balance of sweet and tangy flavours is the perfect pick-me-up to start your day, treat yourself to this iconic pairing. 

Lyle’s dessert syrups

If you’re after a quick and easy pancake topping that tastes phenomenal – look no further! Check out our delicious range of Lyle’s dessert toppings: 

•    Lyle’s Dessert Syrup – Strawberry
•    Lyle’s Dessert Syrup – Chocolate
•    Lyle’s Dessert Syrup – Butterscotch 
•    Lyle’s Dessert Syrup – Maple Syrup

Savoury pancake toppings

Contrary to popular belief, pancake toppings don’t have to be sweet! There is also a wide selection of savoury pancake toppings you can try.  

Smoked Salmon and cream cheese

Upgrade your breakfast and add a touch of elegance to your pancakes with smoked salmon and cream cheese. This gourmet combination will add a touch of luxury to your breakfast, allowing you to start your day off in style. 


The smell of bacon in the morning is enough to make anyone spring out of bed, and it’s even better on top of pancakes. Drizzle some Lyle’s Golden Syrup on top for an irresistible sweet and salty taste explosion! 


How do you like your eggs in the morning? 

Whether they’re fried, scrambled, poached or hard-boiled – the rich and creamy flavour of eggs is a great addition to your pancakes.


Whether you want the sharp flavour of cheddar, melted mozzarella, the creamy richness of brie or the tangy taste of feta – cheese makes everything better! It’s great on its own or paired with ham, try adding your favourite cheese to your pancakes. 

Flippin’ delicious pancake recipes

Now you have all these pancake topping ideas, check out our selection of amazing recipes to inspire your next batch of pancakes:

•    Classic pancake recipe
•    3 ingredient banana pancakes
•    Fluffy American pancakes
•    Tiramisu mille crepe cake
•    Chocolate marbled pancakes 

Lyle’s Golden Syrup: the ultimate pancake topping

Whether you drizzle it over pancakes or include it in your favourite bakes, experience the magic of Lyle’s Golden Syrup for yourself. Make sure you pick some up before pancake day! 

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Don't forget to add the ultimate pancake topping, Lyle's Golden Syrup