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Pancake topping ideas

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM

I keep seeing recipes for paleo pancakes floating around the blogosphere but don't know what to top them with. What do you top yours with? Any ideas for a maple syrup substitute (using maple extract, perhaps?)

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on July 27, 2012
at 06:10 PM

I actually put my berries in the pancake batter. I cook on one side, and once I flip them I add 3-4 berries and then cook that side. Very yummy!

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on June 21, 2011
at 03:13 AM

+1 - love the idea of berry sauces i can make so easily!

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on June 21, 2011
at 03:10 AM

+1 for absolute yuuuuuuuuum factor!

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5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on June 20, 2011
at 05:58 PM

Butter, cinnamon, a touch of honey, and some crumbled up pecans...and some homemade whipped cream for a special treat. The kids love it!

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on June 21, 2011
at 03:10 AM

+1 for absolute yuuuuuuuuum factor!

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on June 20, 2011
at 04:13 PM

I usually top mine with strawberries/berries and skip the "syrup" all together. If I really want something sweet, I may drizzle local honey on top, but very minimal.

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on June 20, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Maple syrup and honey are natural - so unless you are looking for low sugar, I don't see a huge problem using either.

But, how about making a simple berry sauce? Just simmer down some berries in a bit of water, add some maple syrup or honey maybe. Maybe a little squirt of lemon. I make berry sauces and my kids just use it like jam. Pancakes would probably go well with it.

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on June 21, 2011
at 03:13 AM

+1 - love the idea of berry sauces i can make so easily!

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on July 27, 2012
at 03:45 PM

I make my own fruit syrups. My favorite is blueberry/orange. I just put some blueberries in a saucepan with some freshly squeezed orange juice and simmer until fruit is cooked. If I want a bit more sweetness I will add a few dates. It is amazing how sweet just a couple of dates will make it. That will satisfy your sweet tooth without going over the top.

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on June 20, 2011
at 07:01 PM

Unfortunately this is just one of those things that I no longer eat. Avoiding grains and sugar and eating pancakes are just diametrically opposed...

A Paleo friend of mine makes egg "crepes" using beaten eggs and almond meal. They are really nothing like pancakes, but are a good "vehicle" for wrapping or supporting food. I don't think I'd eat a stack of them though.

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5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

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on June 20, 2011
at 06:01 PM

I also make a "topping" with ricotta cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla, and honey. This is great for paleo "crepes." Pure magic.

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on June 20, 2011
at 04:08 PM

How about plain yogurt mixed with some pureed berries. I use my immersion blender to make up this concoction. Yummy!

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