The Fat Elvis

The Fat Elvis Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Amy Burke


Makes 10 biscuits
Total time: 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes


5 to 6 ripe bananas
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped
1/3 cup frozen butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
10 cooked bacon slices, halved


1. Preheat oven to 450°. Cut 4 bananas into 2-inch pieces; halve each piece lengthwise. Mash remaining bananas to equal 1/2 cup. Sift together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; add mashed bananas and peanuts. Grate butter over flour mixture, using large holes of a box grater. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring just until mixture is slightly moistened.

2. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface; shape into a ball. Pat into a 1/2-inch-thick circle.

3. Cut with a floured, 3-inch round cutter, and place biscuits 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.

4. Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Split warm biscuits; spread bottom halves of biscuits with Peanut Butter Spread. Top each with 2 bacon pieces and 2 banana slices. Cover with biscuit tops.

Kimberly Pack, Knoxville, Tennessee,

Southern Living

May 2011
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