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Fat Elvis & Beehive Priscilla Pancakes

Meet the Presleys.

Breakfast is awesome.  Breakfast for dinner is even awesome-er. (I don’t care if that’s not a word.)

Don’t you feel like you’re getting away with something when you have breakfast for dinner?

It’s that same feeling you had as a kid when your Dad let you have ice cream for dinner and watch the Simpsons when your Mom was away for a Junior Womens Club meeting.

*Don’t worry; I didn’t just bust my dad there.  We threw him under the bus with that one years ago–my mom is well aware.  We won’t let him live it down or forget it either.*

I was driving home last night , breakfast on the docket for dinner, and decided Bisquick was staying in the pantry tonight.

I had the time and energy to play.  That doesn’t happen very often.

Bacon, bananas, and peanut butter were definitely making appearances.

You know who else liked bacon, bananas, and peanut butter?

Elvis.

You know who liked bacon, bananas, and peanut butter more than Elvis?

Fat Elvis.

You also can’t have the King without the Queen. Don’t even think about not paying homage to the beehive either.

The photo below captures the first of two things I love about cooking pancakes.  The amazing “poof” that happens once you flip them over.  Poof = fluffy pancake.

The photo below captures the second of  the two things I love about cooking pancakes–those lovely buttery bubbles you get around the edges.  Shut the front door.

Digression warning:

Did you know there is a dedicated site to Elvis history for every single day?  You can look up any of the 365 dates and learn about notable Elvis happenings on that particular day.  I’m serious.  It’s here.

Today (5/4) in 1967, Elvis wrapped filming on the movie “Clambake” and flew to Memphis with Priscilla to finish their honeymoon.  Just thought you should know.

So here’s my tribute to the King and his Queen in the form of an awesome-er set of pancakes.

Happy anniversary of completing your film and your honeymoon, Elvis.

Thank you.  Thank you very much.

Fat Elvis Pancakes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped peanuts
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Butter for greasing pan or griddle
  • Chopped peanuts and bacon for garnish (optional)
  • Peanut Butter Drizzle
  • 1/3 c. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. butter

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat or on a griddle set to 325°.
  2. Combine the first 6 ingredients (flour through bacon) in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl whisk together the milk, egg, banana, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Ladle anywhere from 1/4 c. to 1/2 c. (depending on how big you like your cakes) in the pan or griddle. Flip when the edges look firm and the top is covered with bubbles, 2-4 minutes. Cook on the other side for another minute or so until set.
  6. While the pancakes are cooking, make the peanut butter drizzle. In a small saucepan melt the peanut butter and butter over low heat. Stir to combine.
  7. Drip and drizzle the peanut butter over the stack of cakes and top with chopped bacon and peanuts.
http://www.pbpickles.com/2012/05/fat-elvis-beehive-priscilla-pancakes/
Beehive Priscilla Pancakes with Chocolate Honey

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • Butter for greasing pan or griddle
  • Chocolate Honey Drizzle
  • 1/4 c. honey, warmed
  • 2 tsp. cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat or on a griddle set to 325°.
  2. Combine the first 6 ingredients (flour through pecans) in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter, and honey.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Ladle 1/3 c. to 1/2 c. in the pan or griddle. Flip when the edges look firm and the top is covered with bubbles, 2-4 minutes. Cook on the other side for another minute or so until set.
  6. While the pancakes are cooking, stir together the warmed honey (about 10-15 seconds in the microwave) and cocoa powder in a small bowl.
  7. When the pancakes are done, use biscuit or cookie cutters in graduated sizes to cut out circles from the cakes. Stack in size order (largest to smallest) on a plate
  8. Drip and drizzle the honey over the stack of cakes and top with a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
http://www.pbpickles.com/2012/05/fat-elvis-beehive-priscilla-pancakes/

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