Monday, April 8, 2013

Elvis Breakfast Sandwich

Elvis Breakfast Sandwich

When I first met Paul, I ate an English muffin for breakfast nearly ever day – I topped it with crunchy peanut butter, a sliced banana and a drizzle of honey.  Little did I know that my future husband had similar tastes.  Nine out of 10 mornings of his started with a peanut butter and honey sandwich as he walked out the door, and added a banana when he remembered to buy those at the store.  (Ahem.  I do the grocery shopping now.)

The only thing missing from our match-made-in-heaven breakfast combination was the bacon!  Now, I’m not one that insists on adding bacon to everything.  My mom does but I’ve never been a HUGE fan of bacon (I know!).  But for a breakfast sandwich, it’s a must.  Whether your breakfast sandwich is savory or sweet, bacon is a must.

And you all know how I love my grilled cheese sandwiches!  And with it being Grilled Cheese Month, I felt like this nod to a breakfast grilled cheese would be perfect – peanut butter, banana, honey and a sweet yogurt spread, and of course, the crisp smoky bacon!  While, technically, there is no cheese in this one, you still get the same textures with the creamy, sweet yogurt, the toasted bread and the different textures!

Elvis Breakfast Sandwich

Head on over to Imperial Sugar for the recipe for this, the perfect Monday (or any day) breakfast – Elvis Breakfast Sandwich.

Note: I cook my bacon in the oven.  I really don’t like splattering grease all over the place and I have figured out how to get it just as crispy in the oven without the huge mess of stove-top bacon cooking.  Heat the oven to 400 degrees.  For a full pound of bacon, I line two 10×15 rimmed baking sheets with aluminum foil (easy cleanup!) and layer the bacon, close together, in a single layer.  Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, flipping the slices about half-way through the cooking time.  When it reaches your desired done-ness (I like it crispy so you can cook less time for less crispy bacon), remove it from the oven and transfer each slice to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and let it set for another 10-15 minutes to crisp fully.

Discard the foil with the leftover grease.  If you cook with bacon grease, drain it off and store in a covered container.

Elvis Breakfast Sandwich

Disclaimer: I have an ongoing partnership with Imperial Sugar for recipe development.  Although I am compensated, all opinions are my own. I truly love Imperial Sugar and I’m happy to share products I truly love with you!


54 Responses to “Elvis Breakfast Sandwich”

  1. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 8, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    I eat a banana with natural peanut butter for snack almost daily! They are the best combination on the planet. This looks incredible!!

  2. #
    Kathryn — April 8, 2013 @ 6:50 am

    This is an epic sandwich Cassie!

  3. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 8, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    PB & Banana is a win! I don’t eat bacon…but I’ll take extra PB 🙂

  4. #
    DessertForTwo — April 8, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    How funny that you & Paul eat the same thing for breakfast! Is that the 1000th reason you knew he was the one for you? 😉

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — April 8, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    I love that you two have the same breakfast cravings! This looks fabulous!

  6. #
    Tracey — April 8, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Oh wow, you’ve outdone yourself with this one Cassie! This sandwich looks about 100x better than the yogurt I’m about to have 🙂

  7. #
    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — April 8, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    My husband makes me an egg sandwich every weekend for breakfast! Definitely need to try this one next weekend! Love the bacon in the oven! SO much cleaner!

  8. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — April 8, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    I’m so happy about this sandwich. I would definitely be starting my day out right with one of these bad boys!

  9. #
    Tieghan — April 8, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    Ok, this is about the coolest sandwich ever!! I would so eat this for breakfast!

  10. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — April 8, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    Just when I didn’t think the PB, Banana, Honey trio could get any better…here comes bacon! Also, love that you and Paul have the similar tastes. Clearly meant to be! 🙂

  11. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — April 8, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    This is my kind of breakfast sandwich, yum! Peanut butter, bananas with bacon all on a toasted sandwich; what’s not to love? 😉

  12. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — April 8, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Seriously dying for this right now.

  13. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — April 8, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Both my kids are allergic to peanuts (what the odds?!), but I sub in other nut butters when I can…like for this delicious bite! And hey, I’ve been to Graceland. Wheeeeee!

    I learned about cooking bacon in the oven a year ago and I was like “What? Whoa. Genius!” Kathy at Panini Happy also turned me onto making it on my panini grill, which is great too.

  14. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 8, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    Oh boy. This looks so awesome!

  15. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 8, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    Bacon + peanut butter + grilled cheese?? I love you.

  16. #
    Kristen — April 8, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    I love PB & Bananas! This is one gorgeous and tasty looking sandwich!

  17. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 8, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    My typical breakfast is usually an english muffin with butter. So cute that yall share such similar taste. Love this sammie.

  18. #
    dishing up the dirt — April 8, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    PB and bananas is a winning combination in our household! Love this sandwich!

  19. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — April 8, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Mmmmm…now, that ‘s a breakfast sammie! Can’t wait to dig in!

  20. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — April 8, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    Toasted peanut butter and banana are one of my faves…I’m so digging this sandwich, definitely going onto my must try list! You’re a clever girl Cassie!

  21. #
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — April 8, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    I’m a wee bit skeptical of adding bacon to my peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwiches, but you make it look so darn delicious I guess I’m going to have to try it! (And I agree on baking bacon–so much easier and less messy! Especially if you want to make a whole bunch at the same time!)

  22. #
    Cookbook Queen — April 8, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    Best breakfast ever!!

  23. #
    Rachel {studio cuisine} — April 8, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Gah, Cassie, this is genius! I don’t even like bananas and I’m dying over this sandwich!

  24. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — April 8, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    I used to eat an Elvis every day for lunch in high school! The best combo ever!

  25. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — April 8, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Having lived in Memphis I know and love this flavor combo! Bring it on.

  26. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 8, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    I love PB & honey, this would make a perfect breakfast!

  27. #
    Julie @ Julie's Eats & treats — April 8, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    Oh this looks delicious and baking bacon in the oven is totally the way to go. Grease splattering is no fun for anyone!

  28. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 8, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    Peanut butter, banana and honey – oh yeah! You’re my kinda couple! I love sandwiches like this and yours looks so scrumptious. The king would be proud, haha! 🙂

  29. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 8, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I would gladly eat this for breakfast every day of the week. And lunch too. Extra peanut butter, please. 😉

  30. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — April 8, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    You right, you cant have a breakfast sandwich without bacon. How creative is this recipe! That sweet yogurt spread sounds incredible.

  31. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — April 8, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    That’s such a sweet story about your and your OH’s breakfast habits! I must admit I’m really curious about this sandwich! I’m going to have to try it really soon!

  32. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 8, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    My brain was malfunctioning when I read this and totally read it as evil breakfast sandwich lol I guess it kind of is in a way though – deliciously evil? 😉

  33. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — April 8, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    Suddenly I’m having a huge craving for this! 🙂

  34. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — April 8, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    You guys really are perfect for each other! What a fun sandwich! I am with you, I am a fan of bacon, but it doesn’t need to go on everything 🙂

  35. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — April 8, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    I have a new found love for cooking bacon in the oven 🙂 it’s really so much better than scrubbing off all that grease on the stovetop! The sandwich looks delish! I would totally grab this to go for breakfast.

  36. #
    Joanne — April 8, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    I eat peanut butter on an English muffin for breakfast every day too! Great minds. 🙂

    I may not eat bacon but the.boy sure does and I know he’d LOVE this!

  37. #
    nicole — April 8, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    holy yum! i was going to do french toast and sausage for dinner tomorrow but i’m changing the menu!

  38. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 8, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

    There isn’t anything that I don’t love about this sandwich!

  39. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — April 8, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    This is an amazing breakfast sandwich 🙂 you two have impeccable tastes!

  40. #
    Heidi @foodiecrush — April 9, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    Peanut butter and bacon, I can see where this is going. In my mouth.

  41. #
    Reem | Simply Reem — April 9, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    Peanut butter with banana just simply rock…
    Isn’t it just wonderful that you both crave same type of food, make life so much easier right.
    This sandwich looks absolutely fantastic!

  42. #
    ashley - baker by nature — April 9, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    This sandwich… I am without words!!!

  43. #
    corinne — April 9, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    Yes! Best combo! Elvis knew 🙂

  44. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — April 9, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    Ooh I definitely need to try this one! I can’t believe I have never tried this combo!

  45. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 9, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    Peanut butter and bacon! Who knew? Sounds like it should become my new breakfast 🙂

  46. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 9, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    I stopped dead in my tracks!!! Sweet, salty, warm, crunchy, OMG I can’t even stand it!

  47. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 10, 2013 @ 2:44 am

    I’m not much of a bacon person but having it in this breakfast sandwich sounds amazing! I may just have to try it tomorrow morning!

  48. #
    ctsketch | Food: I LIke That S*** — April 10, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Evlis would be proud!

  49. #
    Audra | The Baker Chick — April 10, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    I love this combination so much! Elvis had great taste- sounds delicious.

  50. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — April 10, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    I need this for breakfast/lunch/dinner STAT! Is there anything better than PB and bananas?

  51. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — April 11, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    I’m making some beer bacon bread tonight or tomorrow and saving some of the bacon for this sandwich. I can’t wait! It’s just… perfect.

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    Lettie Baldenegro — April 29, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    People often add too much salt in their recipes without realizing it until it’s too late, but do not worry. There is a way to fix this! Add two peeled and chopped raw potatoes to the dish, and then allow it to simmer for around 15 minutes. The potatoes help absorb the extra salt. For a dish that is tomato-based, just put a few more tomatoes in and let them cook until they’re tender. These will dilute the extra salt.^*

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    Amanda at — May 7, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    This looks amazing. Are you going to enter it in the Grilled Cheese Academy’s Recipe Showdown?


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