So I’ve recently discovered Peanut Butter & Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful.
I don’t know what took me so long, but wow. I’m pretty sure I went through that jar of peanut butter in like 2 weeks. Whoops. Good thing I’ve been training a lot…
It’s so creamy and delicious- and I’m not a big white chocolate fan- I constantly found myself going back to the jar for another spoonful. That was typically how I ate it. #noshame
But then I discovered Thomas’s Limited Edition Banana Bread English Muffins. YUM! Combining the soft nooks and crannies with the delicious flavor of banana bread? Genius! So of course I topped mine with White Chocolate Wonderful. And, because I was feeling particularly dangerous one day, I threw on a bit of bacon and some maple syrup.
To be perfectly honest, I’ve always been skeptical of Elvis Presley’s famed combo of banana + peanut butter + bacon. But now, I TOTALLY GET IT! Wow, that man was on to something!
The combo was so good, that I made a loaf of banana bread with bacon grease instead of butter, and bacon bits and chocolate chips inside. I didn’t snap a picture, which is why I’m not blogging about it (because what is a recipe post without pictures?) but man oh man was it GOOD! Especially when topped with…you guessed it, peanut butter!
I did capture photos later that week of another bacon/banana/PB recipe:
(cue angels singing)
Yup, that would be some peanut butter, bacon and banana pancakes. I was all out of my White Chocolate Wonderful, so I used good ol’ standard peanut butter mixed with some honey.
This was CERTAINLY a winner in my book. Big, fluffy, salty, and sweet. Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
I started by cooking up some bacon on my new griddle, and while I was at it, I decided to throw on some banana slices too.
A closer look:
And while we’re living on the wild side, why not throw in some mini peanut butter cups that I picked up at Trader Joe’s?
Bacon bits and peanut butter cups = perfect stir-ins for pancakes. Who knew?
A few minutes on each side, and you got yourself some Elvis-approved pancakes!
Kitty photo bomb!
Ok, that’s enough. Recipe please?
Peanut Butter, Bacon, Banana Pancakes
4 slices of bacon
1½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
dash of cinnamon
¼ cup peanut butter
1 TBS bacon fat
2 TBS honey
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1½ cups milk
stir ins: crumbled bacon, mini peanut butter cups, roughly chopped
On a griddle, cook the bacon until crispy and 1 banana, sliced. The banana will cook faster than the bacon and it gets mushy, so make sure you’re watching it. When the bacon is done, place on a plate with a paper towel to soak the excess fat. When it’s cool enough to handle, crumble the bacon into little pieces.
In a large bowl, mix your dry ingredients: flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.
In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract. Add in 1 TBS bacon fat from the cooking bacon. Mash the grilled banana into the mixture.
In a small bowl, mix together the eggs and milk. Pour into the peanut butter mixture.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, careful not to over mix.
Stir in most of the bacon bits (save some for topping) and a handful of mini peanut butter cups.
Griddle those babies up!
Top with some bacon bits, peanut butter cups, and fry up slices of that other banana!