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Flippin' Healthy: Alternative Pancake Day Toppings

04 February 2021

Every year, Pancake Day is a fun day for the family to get together in the kitchen, flip some pancakes and enjoy some foody fun!

Plenty of chocolate, sugar, lemon and more is normally used to add some wonderful taste to your pancakes, but why not try something different this year?

Some of us may still be carrying some extra weight from Christmas, and with lockdowns in place everywhere, we could all do with eating a little healthier!

Read on to discover some irresistible pancake toppings, including:

  • Berries
  • Bananas
  • Granola
  • And while not a topping, a healthy oat pancake recipe

So, keep the chocolate and sugar in the cupboard and pop something healthy on top of your pancakes this year.

Berries, Berries, Berries


Think of any berry, now put it on top of your pancake!

Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are perfect for Pancake Day. If you’re struggling to place them without them falling or rolling out of place, slice them in half – that’ll keep the berries still.

Banana Slices


Not a fan of berries? Or have you already munched on them in between making your pancakes?!

Grab some bananas – healthy and tasty – and cut them into slices. They’ll sit perfectly on your pancake.

Why not try and stack some pancakes and fill them in with a mix of banana strawberries and raspberries?

B&M Top Tip: have you seen our latest pancake recipe? Check out Jordan's Crepe Suzette for a Pancake Day to remember! 



Granola is a common go-too healthy breakfast choice, so if we’re being healthy on Pancake Day, then give it a go.

After pouring your granola on top of your pancakes, mix it with some sugar free maple syrup or some Greek yoghurt for additional texture and flavour.

Oat Pancakes


So, you've got your healthy toppings, but have you thought about eating them all on a healthy pancake?!

In large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt, and mix well. In separate medium bowl, combine milk, egg and oil, and blend well. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients all at once and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened (but don't over mix!).

Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat. Then, for each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter into the hot skillet. Turn when the tops are covered with bubbles and the edges look cooked. Turn just the once, then enjoy!

B&M Top Tip: Missing your maple syrup but want to stay on the healthy path? Check out this Skinny Maple Syrup, free of sugar, calories, gluten and fat! For the kids, there's a Unicorn version.

Have you thought of any healthy alternatives to normal, sugary Pancake Day toppings? If so, let the B&M community know on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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