"The Elvis" Peanut Butter, Bacon, & Banana Sandwich

Today’s Sunday Funday is all about the King of Rock & Roll - Elvis Presley whose birthday would be celebrated today.

Elvis was known for his music and also his love of food.  My quick search showed that he loved all kinds of food, but especially simple “home cooking”.  Yet the most iconic is Elvis’ favorite sandwich: peanut butter, banana & bacon!

I love a PB & banana sandwich, but I’d never added the bacon…until now!

The addition of a thick piece of bacon adds a salty/smoky component to an already delicious sandwich.  This one is perfect as a simple lunch or as a snack!  

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Recipe Note:

Amounts of everything are variable in this recipe, since you really can just make it how you like it!

The Elvis

Adapted from Serious Eats

1 slice bread (I used homemade Italian bread)

1-2 tablespoons butter

1-2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

½ - 1 banana, peeled and cut into long slices

1 slice thick cut bacon, cooked

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Butter 1 side of the bread with butter and the other side with peanut butter.  Top the peanut butter side with the banana and bacon.

Place the bread, butter side down, in the skillet and fry until golden-brown.  Enjoy open-faced or cut down the center and fold over.  Enjoy.


  1. I have never tried it with bacon either but I'm going to now for sure.

  2. That sweet and salty combo (especially as peanut butter is already kinda sweet and a little bit salty) sounds wonderful! I just bought some thick cut jalapeƱo bacon that would do the trick, I think. I like the idea of the open-faced sandwich as I'm not a huge bread lover, so thanks for making yours that way. It would not have occurred to me!


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