Whether you choose to have pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, they are always a tasty treat. For most of us, pancakes are served up warm, topped with butter and syrup, and although this is a popular and common choice, there are plenty of other pancake topping ideas out there to try. Leftover pancakes make a great snack, whether you eat them cold or heat them up and top them with something special.

Pancakes have been around for a long time, probably longer than you think. Did you know that pancakes were around back in the Stone Age? That’s right; cavemen ate pancakes! Researchers found pancakes in the stomach of Otzi the Iceman, dating back 5,300 years. Ancient Greeks and Romans enjoyed pancakes, too; theirs were made using wheat flour, olive oil, honey, and curdled milk. Pancakes have endured as a favorite treat for thousands of years, and they don’t show signs of disappearing off our plates any time soon.

The best pancake toppings are the ones you love. If you love pancakes as much as we do, you know there are plenty of options to choose from. Chocolate lovers like putting Nutella, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup or chocolate fudge on top of their stack of flapjacks. Another favorite way to top off a steaming stack is with fresh whipped cream and colorful sprinkles — a classic favorite with kids.

Have you ever tried putting a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream on top of your pancakes? Some people absolutely love their hot pancakes topped with a scoop of cold ice cream, topped with chocolate, butterscotch, or fudge…and maybe a few sprinkles, too. Other topping options for those with a sweet tooth include caramelized peaches and powdered sugar, chocolate sauce and whipped cream, or blackberry preserves with whipped cream.

If you’re not into chocolate or are looking for something a bit lighter for pancake toppings, there are plenty of options available. Fresh fruit and sliced nuts are popular, such as sliced bananas, blueberries, raspberries or strawberries. Other low-calorie possibilities are dried fruits like apricots, raisins, or cranberries, and coconut flakes. If you’re looking for a savory option try adding homemade apple butter, peanut butter or another nut butter to the top of your pancakes, or plain yogurt with fruit on top. Lastly, crunchy toppings also make for a great topping; chop up some walnuts, almonds, or pecans and sprinkle these healthy toppings on your pancake goodness. There’s really no limit to what you put on top of your pancakes!

For an excursion into pancake heaven, drop by The Original Pancake House in Denver and experience all the pancake topping ideas we offer. Be sure to use the Yelp waitlist feature on your mobile device to save your place in line.

We look forward to your visit, and we promise you’ll enjoy the homemade goodness of our made from scratch food that has been winning the hearts of Denver residents for decades. Come on down today — and bring a friend!