Pancake Bakeoff

Thank you for submitting your pancake recipe to be made on board the upcoming Melissa Etheridge Cruise!

We’re excited to announce that Mary E. & Nanette D. of Suisun City, California is our winner of The Melissa Etheridge Cruise pancake bake-off! Her Salted Caramel Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Pancakes were a delicious treat for our Sixthman taste-testers and we look forward to featuring them in the Garden Café on board! The recipe is below, if you’d like to make them at home. 

Thank you to all who participated – you’re certainly a talented group of chefs! Peep the winning recipe below.

Mary & Nanette's Salted Caramel Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Pancakes

1 1/2 cups of All-Purpose Flour

3 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 1/4 cups of Milk

1 Egg

3 Tbsp melted Butter

2 medium ripe Bananas - mashed 

3/4 cup toasted Walnuts - chopped 

1/2 cup of Semisweet Chocolate Chips

1/2 cup Salted Caramel Sauce - warm



1.    Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and then add wet ingredients to mixture. 

2.    Mix well until smooth. 

3.    Pour 1/4 cup of mix on a hot griddle and flip when TOP is bubbly.  

4.    Drizzle warm caramel sauce on top of each pancake. 


Optional: top with extra nuts, sliced banana, and/or whipped cream.

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