Elvis Pancakes (Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes)

20090822 - Elvis Pancakes

I’m not afraid to admit it. I love Neil Diamond. I sup­pose it’s because my mom did. I remem­ber count­less fam­ily road trips dri­ven to the tune of “I Am I Said” and Saturday after­noons spent clean­ing the house rockin’ along to “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.” Many of my best child­hood mem­o­ries have one of his songs play­ing in the back­ground. It’s funny how some artists that your par­ents lis­tened to trans­fer over to you. For Megan, it’s Elvis — her dad loved him. One year we got Meg’s mom and dad a bot­tle of Elvis wine for their anniver­sary. To this day I doubt it has been con­sumed for fear mess­ing up the bot­tle by open­ing it. Elvis had a fas­ci­na­tion with fried peanut but­ter & banana sand­wiches. This morn­ing we did our best to make the pan­cake ver­sion and it worked out deli­ciously. Keep read­ing for the recipe and more pictures.

Elvis Pancakes

1 cup all pur­pose flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. bak­ing pow­der
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nut­meg
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup + 2 tsp. milk
1 tbsp. cook­ing oil
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. creamy peanut but­ter
1 ripe banana, sliced thin

In a medium mix­ing bowl, mix all dry ingredients.


In a sep­a­rate bowl, mix egg milk and oil until well com­bined and then pour into dry ingre­di­ents and add peanut but­ter. Stir until all dry ingre­di­ents are mixed in. Add banana and mash with a fork until it is well combined.



Scoop bat­ter in 1/4 cup serv­ings onto a but­tered, pre­heated grid­dle, and cook until done (2 – 3 min­utes per side).


Top with a few banana slices and maple syrup.



In the process of mak­ing these, I learned some­thing. you can’t just add the sliced bananas on top of the cook­ing bat­ter like I’ve been able to in the past with nor­mal pan­cake bat­ter. The bat­ter never prop­erly stuck to the bananas so instead of incor­po­rat­ing into the pan­cake, the bananas stuck to the grid­dle. So, as pretty as it pho­tographed, do not do this:


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  1. Posted August 23, 2009 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    I’ve got to try this. Looks so good! Thanks for this.

  2. Posted August 23, 2009 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    These turned out great!
    I’m not a big lover of Peanut Butter so we ended up putting 1 tbsp. less of it and were very good!
    Thanks for the recipe, we’ll be mak­ing them again later this week as my mom is visiting.

  3. Posted August 23, 2009 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    awe­some, glad to hear it!

  4. Posted August 24, 2009 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    What a great com­bi­na­tion! I love any­thing peanut but­ter and banana…thank you Elvis!

    We had this ice cream shop back home (I’m from Ohio) that car­ried a spe­cialty fla­vor called Elvis…it was the best ice cream I have had in my life…man I miss that place!

  5. Posted December 4, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Excellent post.…..No doubt…

  6. Posted February 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    These look beau­ti­ful, and I wish I had a plate of them right now!

    • Posted February 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

      thanks so much! they are super easy to make!

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