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How to Make Elvis Bread - Banana Bread with Peanut Butter and Bacon
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Basic Banana Bread Recipe with Peanut Butter and Bacon
What happens when you take a basic banana bread recipe and add in a little peanut butter and bacon? You get what I like to call “Elvis Bread,” a salty sweet concoction that’ll have you “all shook up” (okay maybe not, but I had to throw some Elvis lyrics in there).
Inspired by “the King’s” favorite sandwich – peanut butter, bananas, and fried bacon – I decided to see how these ingredients would blend together in a quick bread recipe. I’ve made plenty of banana breads and even peanut butter quick breads so I basically combined what I knew about these recipes and then threw some bacon into the mix. Experimenting in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do, and I’m lucky enough to have a husband who’s willing to try whatever it is I think up. With this recipe, he was more than happy to oblige.
- 1 cup white flour
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, (I used natural, chunky peanut butter, but you can use smooth if you like)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup bacon bits, (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
- Combine the white flour, the wheat flour, the baking powder, and salt in a medium size mixing bowl.
- Use a hand mixer to beat the peanut butter, sugar and bananas in a separate mixing bowl for about 5 minutes. It’s okay if the mixture isn’t completely smooth.
- Add the peanut butter, sugar, and banana mixture to the dry ingredients along with the milk and the egg. Stir just enough to moisten the dry ingredients.
- Add the bacon bits and stir a few more times.
- Pour the mixture into a greased 9x5 loaf pan and shake some additional bacon bits on top.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Enjoy the bread as is, or with some extra peanut butter spread on top of it.