I don't think dates would taste good in pancakes. Dates are Sugar and pancake ingredients don't call for sugar. Maybe some blueberries for blueberry pancakes, but first we have to figure out how to make them tasted like pancakes. Sunflower seeds do not taste like pancakes. Not even a little bit. Seeds are used for raw pie crusts. Thanks for the idea anyways.
Raw maple syrup might give them that pancake taste. Maybe.