Elvis Pancakes That’d Make The King Proud
From heaping bowls of banana pudding, to a jellified Pepsi Cola salad, The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll had questionable tastes when it came to food.
The most famous of all was the Elvis Special: A peanut butter and banana sandwich, fried ’til golden brown in pure bacon grease. It may sound unhealthy, but sources (me) confirm it tastes incredible.
So inspired by his most mouthwatering creation, I’ve gone all out for Shrove Tuesday with fluffy, light-as-air hotcakes smothered in lashings of Manilife peanut butter and caramel sauce, then topped with two rashers of facon by This Isn’t Bacon.
P.S. I’ve also made it vegan, so everyone can enjoy food fit for the King.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
For the pancakes:
2 ripe bananas
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted, plus extra for cooking
180g self raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
110ml almond milk
For the peanut butter caramel:
55g coconut oil
60ml maple syrup
26g Manilife chunky peanut butter
This Isn’t Bacon to serve
Step 1: Mash 1 ½ bananas in a large bowl, and save the rest for garnish. Stir in the maple syrup, coconut oil and a pinch of salt. Then fold in the flour and baking powder. Whisk in the almond milk and set aside for 30 minutes.
Tip: Resting your batter gives the flour a chance to absorb the liquid, o take thirty before you fry. It’ll make the difference between a good and truly great pancake.
Step 2: Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add 1/6 of the batter. Fry for 2 minutes on the first side, or until you see bubbles poke out from the batter Flip, and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden brown then pop them in the oven to keep warm. Repeat until you have 6 pancakes.
Tip: Use a ladle or measuring jug to pour the batter.
Step 3: Melt the coconut oil in the microwave (or in a pan over a low heat) then whisk in the maple syrup and Manilife peanut butter. This is your nutty caramel sauce.
Tip: When you get to the flip, don’t lose your nerve. Channel your inner rock god, wait for lots of bubbles and remember — it’s all in the wrist.
Step 4: Cook the vegan bacon according to the packet instructions. Then to serve, stack your pancakes high, top with some bacon rashers and drizzle with enough peanut butter caramel to make Elvis proud.