Inspired by the King himself, this gluten free vegan Vegan Elvis Cereal is sweet, smoky, crunchy, and creamy.
If you are unfamiliar, Elvis was renowned for his food cravings. One thing that he loved to eat was a sandwich called the Fool’s Gold Loaf. It consisted of a hollowed out loaf of bread, one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon. He even flew his buddies in the middle of the night from Graceland to Denver, where the sandwich was made, to satisfy their cravings for the sandwich.
Another sandwich that he loved, which is referred to as the Elvis sandwich, was made up of banana, peanut butter, and bacon. Sometimes honey was added. Legend has it that Elvis’ mom would fry the banana in bacon fat. I was inspired to use his crazy cravings to make a Vegan Elvis Cereal. Even before going vegan, I don’t think either of Elvis’ sandwiches would have appealed to me, but after veganizing one of them into a cereal, I am all in!
This has a great combination of flavors and textures. It is sweet, smoky, crunchy, and creamy. Instead of using nut milk, I like to make banana milk for my cereal. That way I am consuming more fruit, and less processed ingredients. Banana milk is just two ingredients – banana and water!
Vegan Elvis Cereal
- Slice banana in half. Mix 1/2 the banana with 1/4 cup water to make banana milk (or use your favorite plant based milk). Slice the other half of banana into rounds.
- In a bowl, pour peanut butter granola. Top with banana milk, banana slices, and almond bacon.