Paleo MeeNut Butter Phat Elvis Sammich
PB&J is pretty much one of my favorite combos of all time. Let me repeat. OF ALL TIME. However, peanuts being a legume, and legumes being one of the primary causes of inflammation in the gut, i.e. not paleo, were given up and actually one of the main reasons I started making my own nut butters back in 2011.
This is a recipe that’s been in my mind since then but I haven’t really had a chance to put it all together until now. So I present to you now my take on a MeeNut Butter Phat Elvis.
RECIPE: MEENUT BUTTER PHAT ELVIS
3 oz whole organic strawberries
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 slices of thick cut bacon. thick cut. always.
garlic powder to taste (optional)
cayenne to taste (optional)
2 slices of paleo or gluten-free bread of choice
1 tsp Tropical Traditions Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
½ ripe banana sliced into circles
2 tbsp Paleo MeeNut Butter
cinnamon to taste (optional)
1. In a mini saucepan reduce the strawberries (cleaned and de-stemmed) and balsamic vinegar on very low heat. Stir occasionally until balsamic begins to thicken and caramelize and strawberries get soft and remove from heat. I used frozen strawberries that I had washed, prepped and frozen ahead of time and they turned out great.
2. Slice the bacon in half and fry it up in a skillet. Remove from pan when crispy and sprinkle with garlic powder and cayenne to taste (optional).
3. While strawberries and bacon are cooking, slice your banana into circles.
4. Melt some coconut oil in a pan on very low heat and toast both slices of bread, outside down first – you want the side of the bread that will be presented to have a nice crusty brown. When that side is done, flip over to toast the inside without adding extra oil.
5. Remove toast from pan and while it’s still hot, spread the MeeNut Butter on one side. It will get all warm and gooey and hopefully dribble down the sides a little bit.
6. Add the banana slices, then the bacon.
7. Slice sandwich in half and plate with the strawberries.
8. Drizzle some extra balsamic glaze and sprinkle some cinnamon & extra cayenne (optional) on top.
Seriously guys, this was SO delicious! Here’s how it actually went down!