Less ordinary pancake fillings

Alternative pancake fillings - The American

Don’t get us wrong – we’ve got nothing against lemon and sugar. But when you hear that some people have actual choc ices as their pancake filling (seriously), lemon and sugar suddenly seems a little bit tame. We asked our Twitter followers to tell us their most inventive, bizarre and (in most cases) drool-worthy pancake fillings, and they didn’t disappoint us.

We’ve chosen six of our favourites (from Twitter and the weird and wonderful minds of the staff at HQ), but we’d love to know what you’re planning. Tell us what you’ll be filling your pancakes with in the comments below. Whatever you eat, we hope you all have a flipping brilliant Shrove Tuesday (sorry, couldn’t resist).

The Sunday Roast: technically a pancake is just a really flat Yorkshire pudding, right? Fill with roast beef or lamb, steamed veg and gravy. Stick a bit of mint sauce in there if you’re feeling adventurous.

The American: (pictured above) fluffy American-style pancakes with crispy streaky bacon and an inappropriate amount of maple syrup. It shouldn’t work, but it really does.

Black Forest Pancakes: add rich dark cocoa powder to the batter to make a chocolatey base, then add a cherry pie filling, squirty cream and chocolate sauce. Do your best not to eat the squirty cream straight from the can.

Coconut Concoction: add some cinnamon to your pancake mix, then smother with coconut and cashew-infused icing. It’s hard to get your head around, but it might just work. See the full recipe here.

The Mexican: fill your pancakes with a three bean chili mix, add salsa and guacamole, top with cheese and grill until hot and bubbly. Sombrero optional.

Love it or hate it: make your pancakes as normal, spread with Marmite, then add sweetcorn, cashews and cheese. It’s impossible to sit on the fence with this one…

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