Pancake Day often sneaks up on us by surprise; we’ve only just had Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day is looming fast.
However, with a little bit of preparation, you can ensure that on March 1, the whole family is in for an unforgettable treat. Here are eight pancake topping ideas that will tickle everyone’s tastebuds.
Raspberries and blueberries are healthy and delicious and they’re also perfect for giving your kids' pancakes a funny face!
I associate marshmallows with hot chocolate, but using them as a pancake topping along with a sneaky drop of chocolate sauce looks divine. There’s nothing to say you can’t have a hot chocolate to wash it down with too!
Peanut Butter Is Best
Peanut butter is my guilty pleasure, and my kids love it too, so using it as a pancake topping is a no-brainer. I would happily eat them with peanut butter alone, but sprinkle on some chocolate chips to make them even more heavenly.
Lemon is a favourite for squeezing onto pancakes (accompanied by an essential sprinkle of sugar), but chopped bananas are yummy too and your little monkeys will love them.
You can’t have a pancake party without sprinkles! Your kids will love the fact that they make their crepes pretty and rainbow coloured, just don’t be surprised if you’re still finding them in crevices weeks later…
If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with chocolate spread. Slather Nutella over a crepe, roll it up and you have yourself a mouth-watering dessert that’s hard to beat. Sprinkle on some powdered sugar as a finishing snowy touch.
Cream Of The Crop
You don’t need to wait for Wimbledon to enjoy strawberries and cream and when it comes to pancakes, whipped cream is best.
Honey, I Shrank The Kids
If you’re longing for something lighter, or want a healthier option for the children, Greek yoghurt and honey is a gorgeous topping that will leave them longing for more!
All Hands On Pancakes
Do you want to leave everyone spoilt for choice? Why not set up an American-style pancake station! It’s enough work preparing the pancakes in the first place, so let the kids select their own pancake topping ideas, DIY style. All you need are lots of little bowls to hold all the toppings and you can recruit older kids to fill them up beforehand. Yes, things might get a little messy, yes there might be a sugar-overload situation, but they will definitely have sweet dreams after their feast!