Best Toppings for Pancakes
These pancake toppings will beat plain old butter and syrup any day. Serve them up for Christmas breakfast, a Mother's Day brunch or any time.
Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Buttermilk pancakes are delicious topped with sliced bananas and drizzled with warm homemade chocolate syrup. Store bought chocolate syrup will do in a pinch.
Combine 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 cups granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup of water in a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes, or until the syrup has thickened.
Maple, Walnuts and Brie
Toast 1 1/2 cups raw walnut halves on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for five minutes. Stir 1/2 cup sugar in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is completely melted and has a caramel color. Turn off the heat and stir in the walnuts. Spread the walnuts on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with a little bit of sea salt and let cool.
Top your pancakes with a pat of butter. Sprinkle candied walnuts over the top. Arrange a few slices of brie on the pancakes. Drizzle everything with warm maple syrup.
Strawberries and Cream Cheese
Cook 1 pound of frozen strawberries with 1/2 cup of sugar over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens into a syrup.
Top the pancakes with whipped cream cheese. Spoon warm strawberry syrup over the top.
Peaches and Cream
Empty a large can of sliced peaches in heavy syrup into a sauce pan. Add a pinch of cinnamon and heat through.
Spoon warm peaches and syrup over the pancakes. Top with slightly sweetened whipped cream.
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Peel and core Granny Smith apples. Thin slice or dice the apples. Caramelize the apples in a skillet or sauce pan with 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Top the pancakes with the caramelized apples, spoon slightly sweetened whipped cream over the top or use vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle on a few candied walnuts for crunch.
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