Most people know that Elvis really liked peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and who can blame him? It is a far less known fact that he often added bacon to this sandwich, which throws people off a bit.
When I first started making coconut bacon many years ago and read about Elvis' culinary oddities, I made a vegan version. Much to my surprise, this was one of the craziest, and tastiest sandwiches I have ever made. I knew that when I opened a sandwich shop, this had to be on the menu. In fact if it weren't on the opening menu of the old shop in Irvine, our Coconut Bacon might have never been put into production. Thanks Elvis!
The proper way to make a Vegan Elvis is simple. Take 2 slices of high quality bread, toast them to perfection, and then slather both sides with natural peanut butter. Add 1/4 cup of PB's Coconut Bacon to each peanut-buttered side. Peel a ripe banana, slice it in half and then slice each half down the middle longwise and lay slices parallel on one side of bacon'd toast. Top with the other slice of bacon'd toast, slice diagonally and enjoy.
If you want to really step it up a notch, use a slightly underripe banana and grill it first, just until the outside starts to carmelize a little. That makes the Ultimate Vegan Elvis!