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Who doesn’t love pancakes? But let’s talk about healthy pancake toppingsthat’s where the real magic happens. Whether you’re a fan of classic syrup and butter or prefer something a bit more adventurous like fresh fruit or nuts, there’s a combo out there for everyone.

A four image collage of stacked pancakes with healthy toppings.
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Pancake Recipes

Here’s the ultimate list of Healthy Pancakes for Babies and Toddlers!

And here’s a fun tip – set up a toppings bar for your kids and let them create their own combinations!

Fresh Fruit

Stacked pancakes topped with yogurt and raspberries.

The burst of freshness from fruit perfectly complements the soft texture of the pancakes, creating bright flavors with every bite.

Whether you prefer the tartness of strawberries, the tanginess of blueberries, or the tropical sweetness of mango, there’s a fresh fruit topping to suit every palate.

Consider pairing fresh fruit with these Fresh Strawberry Banana Pancakes or these Perfectly Fluffy Eggless Pancakes.

Peanut Butter or Nut Butters

five cooked beet pancakes with yogurt and peanut butter spread on top of two and a baby reaching for one pancake

With their perfect balance of sweetness and nuttiness, peanut butter, nut butters, and sunflower seed butter adds a satisfying richness that pairs perfectly with the fluffy texture of pancakes.

Go ahead, slather it on thick and savor every nutty bite!


With its timeless appeal and unmatched simplicity, butter reigns as a beloved pancake topping that never fails to delight the taste buds.

Whether you prefer a light smear or a generous dollop, the velvety smoothness of butter complements the soft texture of pancakes perfectly.


Two pancakes and applesauce on a blue plate.

The creamy goodness of yogurt as a versatile pancake topping adds a delightful tang and richness to your morning stack.

Opt for the simplicity of plain Greek yogurt for a more savory taste or the burst of flavor from mango, vanilla, or blueberry yogurt, each spoonful adds a luscious touch to your pancakes.

For a seasonal twist, consider pairing pumpkin pie yogurt with these healthy pumpkin oatmeal pancakes.

Maple Syrup or Honey

Stacked pancakes with maple syrup dripping down.

Top your pancakes with the golden sweetness of maple syrup or honey for a classic indulgence.

Each drizzle enhances the fluffy texture of your pancakes without overpowering them, offering a decadent finishing touch to your breakfast.

Date Syrup

a close up shot of date syrup in a glass jar.

Upgrade your pancakes with this homemade 2-ingredient date syrup! Pour it generously over your pancakes and enjoy the sweet, caramel-like goodness.

It’s a tasty twist that’ll make your breakfast extra special!

Jam or Fruit Compote

a side view of strawberry jam in a mason jar with a spoon.

Add a burst of fruity flavor to your pancakes with a spoonful of jam or fruit compote. This sugar free strawberry jam pairs well with these mini pancakes.

Chocolate Chips

These little bursts of sweetness add an irresistible touch to every bite, melting into the warm, fluffy layers for a decadent treat.

Sprinkle them on top or mix them into the batter — either way, they take your breakfast from ordinary to extraordinary in no time.

Unsweetened Applesauce

Unsweetened applesauce isn’t just for baking – it’s a delightful pancake topping too! Its natural sweetness and fruity flavor add a delicious twist to your flapjacks.

This is the perfect option for those looking to cut back on added sugars without sacrificing flavor.

Savory Toppings

I realize not everyone has a sweet tooth like me, so let’s put a savory spin on pancake toppings, shall we?

The benefit of savory pancake toppings is that you can let your creativity run wild and experiment with different flavor combinations until you find your perfect match.

Why not shake things up and try something new for your next pancake breakfast?

Try any of these savory toppings on these butternut squash pancakes, Korean potato pancakes or spinach pancakes.


three halved butternut squash pancakes.

Give your morning stack of pancakes a surprising twist with hummus as a topping! It’s creamy, savory, and unexpectedly delicious.

Whether you stick with classic hummus or go for adventurous flavors like carrot, broccoli or beet, the blend of savory chickpeas and fluffy pancakes makes for a uniquely satisfying breakfast.

Mashed Avocado

Give your pancakes a creamy and flavorful upgrade with mashed avocado! It’s a tasty departure from the usual sweet options, offering a savory twist that’s both delicious and nutritious.

Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper or get creative with toppings like sliced tomatoes or a dash of hot sauce for an extra kick.

Pairing this combination with the Korean Potato Pancakes would be so tasty!

Ricotta Cheese

Spinach pancake sandwich with hard boiled egg, raspberries, butternut squash, hummus, and fun shaped zucchini and carrot pieces in a green lunchbox.

Topping your pancakes with ricotta cheese brings richness to every bite. Just spread it generously over your warm pancakes and let it melt into the fluffy layers, blending flavors perfectly.

Whether you add sautéed mushrooms, crispy bacon, or fresh herbs, ricotta cheese adds a savory touch that’s seriously satisfying.

About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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