Are you lacking inspiration when it comes to pancake fillings? Look no further!
We had a little pancake party at home last week. We have the same fillings every single time we have crêpes. Do I think our options are boring? Definitely not! I just thought I would try to think out of the box and be more creative for our next crêpe feast next Tuesday. Whenever I visit my friends on the West coast of France and have lunch in a crêperie, I salivate just looking at the menu and tend to go for something I would not normally have at home.
I have been asking friends and family what their favourite fillings were. I have to say my mum took it very seriously and sent me lots (and lots) of suggestions. I also looked at the menus of my favourite crêperies in France for some more inspiration.
You can find over fifty options below. If that is not pancake obsession, I do not know what is!
Whenever I mention grated cheese, you could use Gruyère, Emmental, Beaufort, cheddar, Wensleydale… anything you like most, really!
Ham and grated cheese
Ham, crème fraîche, grated mature Cheddar and pepper
Ham, crème fraîche, grated cheese and mushrooms
Grated cheese, ham and sweetcorn
Artichoke hearts and crème fraîche
Ham, asparagus, cream and grated cheese
Smoked salmon, crème fraîche, chives and lemon juice
Caramelised onions and goat’s cheese
Wilted spinach and goat’s cheese
Tomato sauce and chorizo
Brie and cranberry sauce
Roquefort and fig jam
Stilton and roasted butternut squash
Roquefort or Stilton, peeled, sliced pear with a few walnut halves
White sauce, grated cheese, leeks softened in butter & mushrooms
Wilted spinach, poached egg and a sprinkle of paprika or chili powder
Boiled potato, softened onion, ham, Raclette
Sautéed potato, bacon bits (cooked), Reblochon, crème fraîche
Roquefort, Emmental, goat’s cheese
Sugar with a sprinkle of cinnamon
Salted caramel sauce
Dulce de Leche
Crème de Spéculos
Lemon juice and sugar
Lemon curd and blueberries
Peanut butter and sliced bananas
Toffee sauce, sliced bananas and whipped cream
Greek yogurt, honey, passion fruit and mango
Greek yogurt and berries
Strawberries and cream
A bit of butter, vanilla sugar and squeezed lemon juice
Melted chocolate – just place the chocolate squares on the pancake straight after flipping it and it will melt beautifully
Melted chocolate and desiccated coconut
Chocolate, toasted almond flakes, a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and whipped cream
Chocolate and roughly chopped toasted hazelnuts
Melted chocolate, Oreo crumbs and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream
Maple syrup and roughly chopped toasted pecans
Nutella, banana slices and whipped cream
Dark chocolate and sliced tinned pears (poached pears if you have time)
Caramelised apples and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream
Apple, caramel, vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream
Banana, raisins, flambéed rum
Mirabelle plum jam and Nutella
Did I forget anything?