The Elvis Waffle

The inspiration to make this absolutely delicious waffle recipe came right from a mainstay breakfast and lunch place in my home town of Toms River, NJ. It’s called Shut Up and Eat. Right away you get an idea of how awesome this place is just from the name! The workers there take pride in their Jersey attitude and wearing pajamas. Marc and I took my mom to Shut Up and Eat for brunch and this was on their extensive waffle menu. Marc couldn’t resist getting it and absolutely LOVED it. So I decided to recreate the Elvis waffle at home this weekend and boy was I glad I did!

The Elvis Waffle batter all put together!
The Elvis Waffle batter came together quickly! I cooked and crumbled my bacon first. Then I just whisked my wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until it was a gorgeous, smooth batter. Finally I folded in that yummy bacon to finish it up.
The Elvis waffle batter going into the waffle iron!
Next I heated up my beloved waffle iron and sprayed it really well with cooking spray. Pouring the Elvis waffle batter into the waffle iron was such a beautiful sight. It cooked for about 5 minutes to become fluffy and golden perfection. I repeated that 3 more times to yield 4 waffles total.
Yummy sliced banana to top the Elvis waffle.
While the Elvis waffle cooked, I melted some chocolate hazelnut spread in the microwave and sliced a banana. The banana added that perfect, creamy sweetness! I think that’s why Elvis liked them so much on his sandwiches.

Let me tell you, these babies were to die for. The creamy banana and chocolate hazelnut drizzle were the perfect compliments to the peanut butter bacon waffles. It was indulgent and an amazing way to start a relaxing, lazy Sunday. The Elvis waffle will definitely be on full rotation on our brunch menu here! Enjoy friends, xoxo.

The Elvis Waffle
The Elvis Waffle
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The Elvis Waffle
The Elvis Waffle
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 waffles
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 stick butter melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread melted for drizzling
  1. Take a cast iron skillet and heat it over medium high heat. Add the bacon to the pan and let the bacon crisp up on both sides, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove them to a plate lined with paper towel to blot them and let them cool. Crumble them up when they're cool enough to handle and set the plate aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together to aerate them. In another bowl whisk the eggs, milk, melted butter and peanut butter together. Pour those wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk it all gently together until a smooth batter forms. Use a spatula to fold in the crumbled bacon.
  3. Heat up the waffle iron and spray it liberally with cooking spray. Be sure the check the instructions on your particular iron for best results. Scoop 1/4 of the batter into the iron and close it up. Let the waffle cook for about 5 minutes. Remove it to a plate and top it with the sliced banana and melted nutella. Serve and repeat with the remaining batter to get 4 total! Enjoy! Leftover waffles can be frozen for later.