Over 50 Delicious Pancake Fillings

French Pancakes - Crêpes - Our Favourite Fillings

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!

Grated cheese


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


Maple syrup

Golden syrup

Peanut butter


Lemon Curd


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

Chocolate Banoffee with a Kick of Coffee – find Steph’s recipe here

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?


For my French pancake recipe, click here. If you would rather go for a more healthy, ‘free from’ version, click here.

French Pancakes - Crêpes - Filling Ideas


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  1. Alexandra Mercer
    03/03/2014 / 9:30 am

    The smoked salmon one sounds most tempting to me, I think I may have to try that tomorrow! x

    • 04/03/2014 / 11:01 pm

      I had that one (amongst others) and it was to die for! x Mel

  2. sarahhillwheeler
    03/03/2014 / 12:04 pm

    Am becoming rapidly obsessed too, some great ideas here (and I have pears and blue cheese in the kitchen!). I was wondering about peanut butter…..

    • 04/03/2014 / 11:06 pm

      I did have pears and blue cheese with walnuts just before moving on to sweet ones tonight and I will definitely have that one again! Mel

    • 03/03/2014 / 9:03 pm

      I am not sure actually. I sent hubby shopping at the week-end so I have a wide range of goodies… Will probably go for smoked salmon, cream and lemon followed by Roquefort and pears with walnuts and just about manage to squeeze in a ham, cream, pepper and cheese (my usual one!) before moving on to sweet ones. I am actually considering making salted caramel sauce and lemon curd before bed… I just love pancakes! What about you Steph, what are you going to have? x Mel

  3. 03/03/2014 / 1:36 pm

    When I was little I used to eat mine with ketchup – doesn’t sound nice but they really were!

    • 04/03/2014 / 10:51 pm

      It sounds different… I am sure my little ones would love that, but I will not try, hihi. Mel

  4. 04/03/2014 / 9:27 am

    Wonderful post full of inspiration for pancake day-gorgeous, tempting picture too! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    • 04/03/2014 / 10:11 pm

      Loved yours, too! Pancakes everywhere… and enjoying every single post about them. They are so simple, tasty and versatile… yummy! Mel

    • 04/03/2014 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks, I am really pleased I looked into this. Tonight felt like being in a restaurant trying all those combinations I would not normally have at home (I am a ham/cream/cheese/pepper followed by nutella/banana and butter/lemon/sugar kind of girl!). I have a full, happy tummy! Mel

  5. 04/03/2014 / 10:16 am

    Some great ideas there

    • 04/03/2014 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks Alison

  6. 04/03/2014 / 2:07 pm

    Loving your filling ideas especially the savoury ones. They all sound so good, I can’t decide which one to try first!

    • 04/03/2014 / 9:32 pm

      Thanks, I tried quite a few of the savoury ones tonight and they were out of this world! Mel

  7. 04/03/2014 / 2:45 pm

    Wow thats impressive and a lot of fillings. Very fitting for pancake day today!!! Thanks for sharing this!!! 😉

    • 04/03/2014 / 9:26 pm

      It was great to “think out of the box” and come up with combinations we would not normally have. We had a pancake feast tonight! Mel

  8. 04/03/2014 / 2:55 pm

    Well no excuse for lack of ideas now! #TastyTuesday

  9. 07/03/2014 / 10:09 pm

    Fantastic ideas Mel, I like the Nutella, bananas and whipped cream best. Maybe it’s because I have a sweet tooth.

    • 08/03/2014 / 12:25 am

      That is normally my trademark sweet one (just before moving on to butter, vanilla sugar and lemon!) but on Tuesday, I really made an effort to think out of the box and try some from the list I had put together and I was blown away by the flavours!

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