Pancake-Like Dessert Options

Due to their sweet taste, pancakes are perfect for dessert, especially when paired with things like chocolate chips and ice cream. But in other countries, they’ve perfected the art of serving pancakes for dessert, creating delicious pancake-like dishes that you should definitely try.

  • Perhaps the most well-known pancake-like dessert is crepes, ultra-thin pancakes from France that are served by street vendors and fine restaurants alike. French crepes are often rolled up with Nutella or jam.
  • In the Middle East, they have qatayef. These are fried pancakes filled with white cheese or nuts and then soaked in a sugary syrup. They are typically served by street vendors but can also be found in bakeries. They are considered a must-have dessert option during Ramadan.
  • Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian and German pancake dessert that is also enjoyed at Sunday brunch and can be found at outdoor vendors all around Germany. Kaiserschmarrn consists of pancakes that are torn into pieces and served dusted with powdered sugar. They taste great with plum compote, baked plums, or plum jam.