August 5, 2008

i want you, i need you, i love you

The one and only Elvis Presley performed a lot of songs with titles appropriate for the pancakes you're about to encounter, which were inspired by him and his well-documented love of fried banana and peanut butter sammiches.


"Sixteen Tons," for example, is what I would weigh if I ate these pancakes as often as I'd like.

Similarly, we have "Shake, Rattle, and Roll"--what my stomach, thighs, and booty would do if I ate these at every craving.


How about "Too Much Monkey Business"? I like bananas. Monkeys like bananas. Am I therefore a monkey? Some would argue that I am.

"Your Mama Don't Dance," actually completely unrelated, but what an awesome title (and true about my Mamosa, as far as I know...).


"Can't Help Falling in Love." They're irresistible, it's true.

Finally, "My Happiness," because there aren't many things better than warm banana pancakes topped with peanut butter and maple syrup.


These pancakes were also prompted by some waffles made by Marilyn of Simmer Till Done and they are seriously delicious. Ridiculously, unbelievably, you've-gotta-try-them-for-yourself delicious. I enjoy peanut butter on my pancakes as it is, so that wasn't much of a stretch. However, throwing bananas--caramelized in the pan, no less--into the mix makes these flat little buggers absolutely sensational.


(what a beautiful mess)

Presley's Perfect Pancakes
(kinda sorta based on these)

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (obviously)
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (I let 1 1/4 cups regular milk + 1 tablespoon lemon juice sit on the counter for five minutes)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 bananas, sliced

Stir the dry ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk them together until just combine, making sure not to over mix.
Bring a skillet to a medium-high heat. Lightly butter or oil the skillet and pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan. Gently place 4 or 5 slices of bananas onto the batter immediately. Allow the edges of the pancake to brown lightly and then carefully flip it to cook the other side.
Slather the finished good with peanut butter and drench with maple syrup. Elvis wouldn't have it any other way.

53 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm going to make that for lunch today. I may burn down the office building, but I'll be happy and full on peanut butter. Wait a second, maybe there's no downside to this after all...

culinography said...

Oh my. YUM. These look sinful. Gimme!

Albany Jane said...

What are you talking about? There's whole grains in it. That's totally healthy!

J for Kitchen Confit said...

Ditto Albany Jane...Totally healthy! There is whole grain and bananas after all. These sound delicious.

Lorraine E said...

Oh wow, they look so good. It's 11.18pm here and all I want to do is whip up a batch of these! :o

Slightly OT, but I made his PB and banana sandwich but added bacon to it. Surprisingly it worked and I feel that The King would have approved of the addition lol

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness woman those look amazing. A yummy mess indeed. That is classic comfort food, has to be.

Rachel said...

Lol at shake rattle and roll!!1

between, the pancakes looks sinfully delicious!!!

Lucy said...

That happens to be my daugther's favorite sandwich ever!! Shinny little thing that she is!

Sharon said...

Elvis would've fallen in love with you on the spot. Oh, and I mean the good looking Elvis, not the later years one :)

Marilyn said...

Grace, one more thing we share...the King! These look utterly delicious, no monkey business about it. Next up, a Clambake in his honor?

Erinn said...

I'm so down with the bananas caramelizing in the pan. But, is it me? Have I lived under a rock? I have never heard of putting peanut butter on pancackes!
You've thrown me for a loop this morning Grace. Nevertheless, they look sinfully good.

Mary said...

Most Tuesdays and Wednesdays I make breakfast for my husband as he goes off to work. I will be making these for him tomorrow. They look fantastic and I'm sure he'll love them!

Rayrena said...

You're evil. Posts like this should only be posted on Friday afternoons when I have the time to run to the store, buy the ingredients, and make these for breakfast Saturday morning.

Btw, I tried the baba ghanoush recipe you linked from Elise's site and it was yummy. The kid liked it too!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

My thighs and Hips would be and pretty much already do shake rattle and roll!! You are evil on so many levels. This really looks great - Hubby is the breakfast maker in the house and when he gets home in a couple weeks I will very quitely place this recipe on the counter... Hint Hint

Cheers
Catthy

Krysta said...

see me jiggle! i would make these if only i had some bananas...

one more for the sing-a-long...

we have no bananas, we have no bananas today!

Deborah said...

A beautiful mess - I'd have to completely agree!!

OhioMom said...

I love peanut butter and banana sammiches, so this just takes them a step further ... glad I already had breakfast when I read this :)

Emiline said...

OOOH. I like the way you think! I LOVE peanut butter and bananas together.
And I like Elvis.

noble pig said...

I love it when you are crazy like this...and GEEZ Grace these look amazing I mean seriously...the WOW factor here! I love sinful and evil food.

Jeena said...

Well it is well worth an hour at the gym to eat these delicious up Grace YUM YUM! :-D

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Peanut butter and bananas combine to make magic, so by the transitive property, these pancakes are also magical. How that relates to me wanting to eat them all right now, I can't say, but there you have it! ;-)

LyB said...

Wow! I know a few little "monkeys" who'd go nuts over these! "Can't Help Falling in Love" is my favorite Elvis song. :)

Sandy said...

Oh, I have to show my daughter this. Healthy too!

Kevin said...

Caramelized banana pancakes with peanut butter and maple syrup...mmm...

Bunny said...

When I show this to my husband he's gonna want this! He absolutely loves peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Bananas go so fast at our house he has to hide them so he can make a sandwich. He'll go "bananas" over this!

Laura said...

Oy, those pictures actually make me wish I liked bananas--something I have not felt in a long, long time.

jodycakes said...

These are too cool for school. I would love to try them out! Too bad my sweetie doesn't do PB - oh well, more for me! :)

KJ said...

From the way you describe them, maybe the Elvis song is 'Devil in Disguise'. It was certainly true for all those sammiches he ate.

My favourite Elvis is 'If I Can Dream', it's so overwrought I love it.

Paula said...

Now that's a hunk, a hunk, of yummy pancakes! Boy those look terrific! I've had peanut butter and banana sandwiches, but not pancakes! I bet my kids would like these ... including that big kid I'm married to!

Katie said...

It looks so good. I could go for some right now!

canarygirl said...

I'm going to put on my blue suede shoes and make these suckers! OMFG Grace. Seriously, these are like crack.

foodhoe said...

omg, that sounds so good! I am at my desk with a bagel w/pb and a bananana, but your breakfast looks about a thousand times better... That is very inspiring!

Janna said...

I am totally giggling at your post. You are cracking me up!
It's funny that you posted this. When my hubby and I got married, we received an Elvis themed cook book called "Are You Hungry Tonight?" and it has his favorite recipes in it including this sammy. YUm!

Peabody said...

That is some seriously good breakfast food!!!

Gloria said...

Grace this look absolutely yummy!!
Grace I make a post to the event BEAT THE HEAT! I made a Lemon Pie Ice Cream if you want to see at http://canelakitchen.blogspot.com xxxxxGloria

cookinpanda said...

Sounds like the perfect pancake. Definitely bookmarking this to try.

sliceofsueshe said...

oh my land. peanut butter on banana pancakes. yes m'am! yum! seems peanut butter is going around these days. i just posted about some yummy peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes myself. :-P

Vera said...

With all this whole wheat flour they are almost diet food.

Ann said...

Is it okay for me to tell you I hate pancakes? I mean, will you still love me? I'm sure if I liked pancakes that I'd love these, but you know, um, I don't. :-)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Holy-Moly! If Elvis could only come back and get a bite of those!

Annie said...

Yum! I love bananas and peanut butter and LOVE putting them together. Will have to try these as soon as I get myself some bananas.

Ann said...

Wow, these look sinful. And peanut butter? Genius! My hubby would love the PB!

Pam said...

Peanut butter and banana is one of my favorite combinations!

Haley said...

peanut butter and banana sandwiches are my favorite!! i love to drench mine with honey. hmm... i may be having breakfast for dinner tonight!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Seriously, the cutest post ever!

Sophie said...

I have heard of elvis loving these! I really like how you incorporated the names of the songs into your post, btw :). I've missed reading your blog! Now that I'm done unpacking/moving, I'll have time to read your lovely entries again :D.

BTW, still plan on doing the no bake challenge! Still thinking of what to do :P!

canarygirl said...

I am totally putting on my blue suede shoes and making these! Gawd, Grace! YUM!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh gosh, did you just mention pancake and banana in the same sentence?! that's it! i'm movin in. albeit uninvited lol ^_^

RecipeGirl said...

Looks like something you might eat if you were pregnant. Hmmm. Just kiddin'.

If you were at my house, my husband would break out into song for you. He once entered an Elvis impersonation contest (a little known fact).

nicisme said...

It's never a good idea to look at posts like this when you are hungry! Oh well, at least my screen has been licked clean!!

nicisme said...

I must not read posts like this when I am hungry.
At least my screen has been licked clean!

Pam said...

What a treat - sinful and delicious!

crunchLin said...

how delicious!