I so wanted to call these breakfast sandwiches ‘Elvis’ McMuffins, but I think copyright might not have been on my side there.
I am doing a couple of breakfast recipes this week. No idea why, but it does happen to be my favourite meal of the day. Whenever we go on holiday, we never take breakfast in our hotel. I love the adventure of going out to try new places for breaking fast.
It can vary widely, depending on which country you are in. From a greasy fry-up – to waffles and maple syrup, I love how diverse the first meal of the day can be.
Personally, and you will not be shocked at this, but I prefer a sweet breakfast. Give me a stack of pancakes over a plate of sausages and fried bread any day.
But I decided to try and combine the two, inspired in part by the fast food chain's McMuffins and the sweet/savoury combo which reportedly was a favourite of Elvis Presley – the Banana, Peanut Butter and Bacon sarnie!
English Muffins are so overlooked when it comes to breakfast, unless of course you are buying food to go. Until I made this I can honestly say I have never bought them before. So I ventured into the supermarket and purchased some, plus all the fixings for these tremendous Elvis Breakfast Sandwiches (or Macky D Muffins)!
I don’t fry my bacon, but cover it with brown sugar and pepper and pop it in the oven to crisp up. So easy and less mess when you cover the tray underneath with a spot of foil or greaseproof paper.
Yield: 4 Breakfast Sandwiches
6 rashers of unsmoked bacon
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 -2 bananas
Smooth Peanut Butter (I use reduced fat)
4 English Muffins
Preheat the oven to 180C and line a grill pan. Place the bacon on the grill pan, sprinkle with the sugar and grind some black pepper over the top.
Pop into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. The edges will turn crispy and the sugar will have melted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool whilst you slice up the bananas and toast the split muffins.
Spread each half of the muffins with peanut butter and place the bananas on one half of muffin. Tear up the bacon into pieces and place onto the other half of muffin. Bring both sides together and press the muffin down.
That’s it! It really is quite easy and delicious for a breakfast treat. The sweet meatyness of the bacon goes well with the fruitiness of the banana and nuttiness of the PB! Enjoy.
And thanks to Dundee's new Brewdog craft beer pub for giving me the red basket which the sandwiches are housed in!