Waffles A La Elvis: A Peanut Butter Waffle Recipe

This peanut butter waffle recipe, which tastes best topped with sliced bananas, is dedicated to Elvis, who loved peanut butter unconditionally. This easy breakfast recipe comes together quickly with just a few simple ingredients.

A Short History of Elvis and Peanut Butter

While some might remember Elvis for his music, or his hip-swinging dance moves, we love him for his unbridled love of peanut butter, which we share. If you travel to Memphis, you can find many eateries on Beale Street that still feature Elvis’ signature sandwich, the peanut butter and banana. His personal chef, Mary Jenkins Langston, revealed in a 1996 documentary that Elvis was even more obsessed with the sandwich, which she served on white bread, fried in butter, than we ever could have imagined. She is recorded as saying about the King: “If he wanted them in the morning when he woke up, I would have to fix ’em. If he wanted them at two o’clock in the morning, I would have to still fix them for him. Whenever he get a taste for them, he’d call down, and that’s what he wanted. I’d imagine that helped to make him heavy because he wanted them real rich.” Setting her hypothesis about the connection between his signature peanut butter and banana sandwich and Elvis’ weight aside, we hope you’ll enjoy these Elvis-themed waffles.

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Peanut Butter Waffle Recipe

Waffles A La Elvis: A Peanut Butter Waffle Recipe

This peanut butter waffle recipe, which tastes best topped with sliced bananas, is dedicated to Elvis, who loved peanut butter unconditionally. This easy breakfast recipe comes together quickly with just a few simple ingredients.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 waffles

Equipment

  • waffle maker

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Heat waffle iron.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, corn starch, brown sugar, baking soda and salt) in a large bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients (buttermilk, oil, egg, vanilla extract, and peanut butter) and whisk together.
  • Spray preheated waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and then pour batter to fill waffle iron (ours needs about 1 cup of batter, but this will depend on the size of your waffle maker). Cook according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Continue with the rest of the batter.
  • Remove waffle and top with maple syrup, if desired, and sliced bananas. If you're feeling wild (or Elvis-like, as the case may be), you can throw on some chocolate chips and a little bit of melted butter, too.

Notes

Leftover waffle batter will keep perfectly well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days, assuming that neither your eggs nor buttermilk were on the brink of expiration.
If you are making these peanut butter waffles for a crowd (not recommended), preheat oven to 200 F and place cooked waffles on a sheet pan in the oven to stay warm. This may impact the texture of your waffles. When consumed immediately, you will find these to be delightfully crispy and fluffy waffles.
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