What are the best pairings for pancakes? Simple sugar and lemon pancakes. Pancakes with fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. Pancakes with golden or maple syrup. Pancakes with chocolate sauce. Pancakes with a cherry, apricot or other fruit compote. Savoury pancakes with cheese and ham or spinach. Smoked salmon blinis. Crispy duck pancakes.