Elvis Presley's Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 banana, mashed (ripe)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread.
  2. Mash banana and spread it on the other slice of bread.
  3. Put the slices together to form the sandwich.
  4. Melt butter (not the peanut butter) in a frying pan.
  5. Fry the sandwich in the pan on both sides until it's golden brown.
Most Helpful

Substituted whole grain bread. Used organic banana, natural (unhydrogenated) peanut butter. I saved time, utensils and steps by mashing the banana on the bread. So it took me less than 5 minutes to prepare. Easy. 1 skillet, 1 knife, 1 paper plate. Delicious, it was. And very nutritious. The sauteeing took the dryness out of this popular sandwich. Would I serve it to guests? To the young at heart, yes. And the heating of the banana gave it a decided Deep-South flavor, almost exotic.

Linda Perry February 28, 2001

very good!!!!!

kail May 13, 2002

I love this sandwich fried or not, it's a delicious combo. One thing though, Elvis' version of this sandwich has mayo and bacon on it!

Vigilant S. September 20, 2015