Going Bananas for Elvis Presley Sandwiches
And Taking Them to the Next Level with Banana Bread
I remember Elvis Presley, barely. I think of him as a big, brawling-type of guy, singing the blues as the girls go crazy. It’s easy to picture him eating peanut butter, bacon, banana sandwiches, too, and having it named after him. You think it’s crazy, but the flavors work together marvelously. I tried a sandwich the other day, and I was pleasantly surprised. Not to say that Elvis dodn’t have an already fantastic sandwich, but we decided to take the Elvis Presley sandwiches to the next level with lots of variations.
Banana bread makes everything better–including the Elvis Sandwich!
Variations on the Elvis Presley Sandwich
The Original Elvis Presley Sandwich
The original Elvis Presley sandwich consisted of peanut butter, bananas, and bacon on white bread. It was quite the revolutionary idea. We believe the bacon is optional to this day.
We think Elvis Presley was on the right path when he put peanut butter and bananas on a white bread sandwich, but we decided to take it just a step further: a banana bread sandwich.
You get all of the original flavors that Elvis loved with an extra punch of banana flavor from the banana bread. It’s just what the sandwich needed to tie the flavors together.
PB&J Banana Bread Sandwich
Your fun with bananas doesn’t have to end here. All you need to do is tell us where to send more yummy ways to use your bananas, and you’ll get a free mix too!
Keep reading below for how to make Elvis Presley sandwiches with banana bread.
Banana Bread Sandwich with Strawberry Cream
This is another famous banana bread sandwich here at the Prepared Pantry. Once again, we went with our cinnamon chip banana bread for the base with strawberry jam and whipped cream in the middle. It was a bit sweet for a lunch, but it made a delicious snack.
You can also make this sandwich with any of your favorite jams mixed with whipped cream.
Banana Bread Sandwich with Apricot Jam and Cream Cheese
Open-Faced Banana Bread Sandwiches
Open-faced banana bread sandwiches are very similar to toast, but with extra toppings. You can use whichever jam, honey, or sandwich spread you prefer and top it with sliced fruit or berries.
Our favorite topping for our open-faced banana bread sandwiches is cream cheese and sliced strawberries with a drizzle of honey on top. It’s absolutely delicious.
Elvis Presley Sandwich with Zucchini Bread
Elvis Presley Sandwiches with Strawberries
Everyone loves strawberries just as much as bananas, so we decided to replicate the Elvis sandwich with strawberry slices and peanut butter instead of bananas. We used a luscious lemon bread, topped it with extra strawberry slices and a drizzle of strawberry honey, and it worked beautifully.
We served it to some of the staff, and they were surprised how much they loved it.
How to Make Banana Bread Sandwiches
Make the Banana Bread
For this, you can use your our cinnamon chip banana bread mix or your favorite banana bread recipe. Prepare the banana bread according to the instructions and then cut it into slices to make the sandwiches.
Slice the Bananas
The original Elvis Presley sandwich includes banana slices, but as you can see from our variations above, you can use your favorite fruit or none at all.
Layer on the Goodies
Take your sliced banana bread, layer on your favorite sandwich spread (peanut butter, cream cheese, honey, whipped cream, etc.), put the fruit on top, and finish the sandwich off with the second slice of banana bread. Enjoy!