We don’t want to start a national debate about what topping is best so we’re just going to present you with a few ideas that’ll help you up your pancake game in no time.
For the traditionalists
You can't go wrong with maple syrup and bacon – the best combination ever known to man. Working perfectly with the fluffy buttermilk variety, make sure your bacon is nice and crispy, and lay the rashes on kitchen towel first to get rid of any excess oil.
Bored of maple syrup? Top your pancakes with a generous amount of honey butter instead. Simply whisk together melted butter and honey for a ridiculously delicious option. We're big fans of that subtle mix of sweet and savoury.
For the avant-gardes
Shrove Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to spread your culinary wings. Adorn your pancakes with mascarpone, sprinkle over a bunch of raspberries and add some crunch with chia seeds, chopped pistachios or pecans.
Alternatively, go for something a little out-of-the-ordinary and mix condensed milk with a tablespoon of matcha powder to make a sauce with a refreshing kick of green tea. It has the benefit of looking very healthy, which is always a bonus.
For the lovers of all things sweet
For those who’ve got a seriously sweet tooth (we don’t judge), Nutella and peanut butter are hard to beat. Want to switch things up? Opt for almond butter. It’s still ridiculously yummy but just a tad healthier, and there's extra points if you add blueberries.
Otherwise, smother your pancakes in caramel-y banana goodness. Melt butter and brown sugar in a pan, add sliced bananas and cook for a few minutes until golden. Pile the caramelised bananas on top of your pancakes and finish with a dollop of Greek yogurt for a little pizzazz. We're drooling just thinking about them...