Who says pancakes are just for Shrove Tuesday!? If you’re a fan of the light, fluffy, spherical mouthfuls of joy, it’s time to source your ingredients, mix your batter, flip to your heart’s content and decide on your pancake toppings. Or, ya know, put a few in the microwave pre-made. What’s for sure is that pancake day calories don’t count – or something like that.
Before we get into the gooey heart of this post, here’s a simple pancake recipe that makes 12, just in case:
Now, here’s what you came here for.
Lemon and Sugar
You’re a big fan of keeping things in life simple. Think of Marie Kondo and you wouldn’t be far off. As a person, you don’t overcomplicate your life – less is definitely more. But deep-down you’re a traditionalist at heart – close to your family and friends with traditions that have been passed down after years of perfecting. Classic is your thing – a bit like Chanel – you’re all about timeless pieces as opposed to passing trends but that’s not to say you’re a bore.
Extra pancake toppings: Try an orange or lime, instead of a lemon. Simple but effective, just like you.
Pecans and Maple Syrup
You’re not afraid of standing out in a crowd. You’ll try anything once, no matter how weird or wonderful. You’re always the first of your friends to try new trends, despite being labelled a hipster – you know they’ll come around to it in the end. You keep an open mind and are happy to take risks in your every day life – think of those holidaymakers who would rather jump off a suspension bridge than relax on a beach. You do make sure that your life is Instagram-worthy though and for that, you’re willing to go the extra mile.
Extra pancake toppings: Try caramelising your pecans for a touch of indulgence (and some extra likes).
Fruit Compote and Cream
You’re all about positivity and verge a little on the health conscious but you’re happy to indulge ever now and then. You love to celebrate and are always the life of the party, making sure everyone else is having a great time. You’ve got a sunny disposition in your every day life, even when it’s pouring with rain in mid-April. You’re not the type to moan or complain, instead you try and think outside of the box, especially when it can help others. Birthdays, Anniversaries and Seasonal Events e.g. Christmas are your favourite times of year so you can celebrate with those closest to you, with a cheeky glass of bubbles.
Extra pancake toppings: Drizzle some toffee sauce over your pancakes to reflect your own sweet nature.
Banana, Hazelnuts and Nutella
Indulgence is your bag. You’re all about the luxurious things in life – the anti-basic bitch some might say. But not just that you have passion. You take on projects you know will benefit you (#werkwerkwerk). If you’re not already an entrepreneur then you have plans to become one – with an incredible business plan to match. Nights out are for schmoozing; whether it’s with your besties or celeb contacts, you’re ordering champagne full on with sparklers – because that’s how you roll. You live life to the max and don’t regret a single minute – after all, life’s too short.
Extra pancake toppings: Try adding peanut butter for a rich taste sensation, you’ve earned it.
Sliced Mango or Apple and Natural Greek Yoghurt
You’re a laid back kind of soul with a penchant for Sundays spent under blankets and cats curled up your feet. You’re not interested in adulting, you’d rather watch Netflix and avoid all confrontation. Others in your social circle make the plans, you’re not up for taking the risk of planning something that may fail. That’s not to say you don’t have an endearing childlike quality that makes you both compassionate and thoughtful, all wrapped up in 90’s nostalgia.
Extra pancake toppings: Drizzle some honey over the top of your fruit, just like Winnie the Pooh.
If you’ve got any pancake topping ideas, even if they’re not sweet pancakes, then leave them below in the comments…