A sweet roll worthy of The King of Rock and Roll, these peanut butter, banana, and bacon delights are aptly titled, Elvis Sweet Rolls.
This Elvis sweet rolls recipe was 3 years and 90 minutes in coming. A few years back, when I was toying with the idea of a serious food blog instead of a home bakery, I started testing recipes. One day, a craving for cinnamon rolls struck while I was listening to Elvis. This reminded me of the Elvis sandwich, and inspired me to create a sweet roll recipe. If you’re unfamiliar with the Elvis sandwich, it’s a peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich supposedly loved by Elvis. I made one batch of Elvis sweet rolls, invited a few friends over to test, and then got distracted and shelved the idea for three years.
The perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar takes this breakfast favorite to the fair! Churro bagels are a perfect sweet breakfast treat, and leftovers freeze well for later.
I didn’t know this, but the Godfather and I grew up bagel snobs! Apparently, it’s what happens when one is raised in an area like South Florida with plenty of ex-New Yorkers who demand decent bagels. When I talk about “decent bagels”, I’m referring to bagels with flavor, a chewy crust, and a soft yet still chewy center, not that round bread with a hole nonsense sold at most chain bakeries. You can imagine the culture shock when we left our South Florida bubble and moved to Georgia. The Godfather mentioned the lack of bagel options to a co-worker and she recommended a freezer brand. He didn’t know how to reply. We momentarily lost hope. (more…)
Gluten free and refined sugar free, this paleo banana bread still feels indulgent. With a great texture, it’s a tasty breakfast treat or snack.
I keep one and a half lists of recipe ideas at any given time. One and a half at the moment, but I’m slowly merging the two for simplicity’s sake. “Merging” the lists mainly means that I’m working through what’s left on one so I can go paperless for my recipe idea tracking. One of the items on my little paper list though, is a good gluten free banana bread. The more I thought about it though, the more I decided I had to make a paleo banana bread and not just a gluten free banana bread. First of all, I make some really good paleo baked goods, and second because why not? In my opinion, natural sweeteners make for a better banana bread anyway. (more…)
Sweet and salty are a wonderful combination and make these maple bacon doughnuts a treat that won’t last long!
I’m getting a little antsy to start posting the fall recipes, clearly. I have a few summer-ish recipes still coming, but the weather is starting to show the first signs of cooling (some days) and college football just started. So… fall flavors it is! And from the looks of it, maple bacon is an any season flavor for many of you. Then there’s the crazy deliciousness that is the homemade doughnut, and lots of people are off today, so you even have time to make this! Forget burgers, let’s celebrate with maple bacon doughnuts! (more…)
Apple butter and cinnamon are two of my favorite fall flavors. I’ve combined them in these apple butter cinnamon rolls!
Do you know what I just realized darlings? Cinnamon rolls have a season for me, as I seem to make them most in the autumn! Well, at least I tend to make them mostly with autumn flavors mixed in (like these pumpkin cinnamon rolls). In full disclosure, these apple butter cinnamon rolls were baked over 4th of July weekend as breakfast one morning for visiting family. But the flavors are most definitely fall. (more…)