Okay, let’s get your thoughts on adding bacon to sweet goods. Because I’m fully on board but Warren just can’t get past what he feels to be the inherent wrongness of such a combination. But you know me and my salty/sweet combo love (Peanut Butter Kettle Corn, anyone?), plus my bacon love rivals on that of Ron Swanson’s.
So when I dreamed up a sweet roll that would combine all my favorite things into one easy recipe, Elvis came to mind. Specifically, his adoration of peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches.
Even for me, that combination sounded a little strange. But as I thought about it more, it started to feel really, really right.
I’m pretty sure Elvis would rejoice is my not-so-subtle co-opting of his favorite meal. Because when that peanut butter filling bakes with fresh sliced bananas, a caramelization happens that is just too good to resist.
But I obviously can’t leave well enough alone because I had to–like compulsively had to–add streusel topping (from my favorite Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping) to everything before baking. I tried to negotiate with the streusel topping, giving all sorts of weak excuses like “You’re not needed here” and “I can’t be bothered with making you” but the streusel topping refused to be silenced.
So I heeded its siren call and it was the best idea yet.
And top that bad boy with a luxuriant glaze and a generous sprinkle of crumbled bacon and, my friends, you have paradise.
Bedazzled jumpsuit not included.