Apple-Mango Fruit Topping for Pancakes 1

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Steve and I eat more pancakes than we should. Don’t judge. They are just soooo delicious. They aren’t healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but I can at least pretend they are by topping them with fruit. Fruit is nutritious—can’t deny that. The butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon just make the fruit rich and sugary. Does that ruin the nutrition? Nah, didn’t think so.

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Typically we have my Cinnamon-Sugar Banana Topped Pancakes, but most recently we switched it up. Mangos were on sale at Aldi for 59¢, so we decided on a dinner of pancakes with mango. Hello! What a beautiful idea, I tell you. The mango was huge, juicy as can be, and so so sweet.

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We had a few apples on hand, so we decided to make an Apple-Mango Fruit Topping. I started by simmering the apples in a few tablespoons of butter and brown sugar along with a generous bit of cinnamon. The apples take a little while to soften, so I let those simmer before adding the mango chunks.

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Top a few fluffy pancakes with this luscious fruit topping and you will! We did—which is why I may or may not be preparing to make these for dinner this evening. You’ll also want to make my homemade syrup because it knocks store-bought syrup right out of the park. Annnd don’t forget the peanut butter drizzle. Always a good idea.

Apple-Mango Fruit Topping for Pancakes

Yields about 1½ cups


For Apple-Mango Fruit Topping

  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 large apples—cored and diced
  • 1 large mango—cored and diced (click here for how to cut a mango)
  • Cinnamon Syrup 
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

For Pancakes

  • 3½ cups “just add water” pancake mix
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 – 2½ cups water
  • Peanut Butter Drizzle
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter


For the Apple-Mango Topping

Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the unsalted butter and let it melt. Then add the brown sugar and cinnamon and gently whisk to combine. Toss in the diced apples and let simmer for 5-7 minutes—stirring occasionally. Add the diced mango and turn the heat to low while you make the syrup and pancakes.

For the Cinnamon Syrup

Boil the water in a small pot set over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and whisk continuously until sugar is fully dissolved. Do not let boil. Promptly remove from heat and pour into a small bowl. Set aside.

For the Pancakes

Add the pancake mix, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add water and whisk until just combined. Heat a large non-stick electric skillet to 350 degrees. When the skillet is hot, spray with non-stick spray, and add a ladle-full (about 1 cup) of pancake batter to the skillet. If room allows, add a second ladle-full of batter. Let cook until bubbles form around the edge of the pancakes. Carefully flip when ready and cook an additional 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat until the batter is gone.

For the Peanut Butter Drizzle

Heat peanut butter in microwave for 40-50 seconds (reduce the time if using a glass dish). Remove and gently stir.


Stack 2 (or 3) pancakes on a plate—spread butter on each pancake as you stack them. Add your desired amount of the apple-mango fruit topping. Generously drizzle with melted peanut butter and cinnamon syrup.

Dig in!

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One thought on “Apple-Mango Fruit Topping for Pancakes

  • Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    That looks like a great topping for pancakes, perfect for enjoying all the seasonal fruits. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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