The Crazy Elvis

(grain-free, dairy-free and INSANELY delicious)

the crazy elvis

You guys. I can’t even tell you about this dessert. You just have to look.

And see. 

And taste.

And make any sound effects that you so desire.

crazy elvis

I first got the idea for this recipe at The Patio on Lamont. It’s one of our favorite spots to meet with friends, and share as many tapas as possible. (I think we frighten the server sometimes when we’re like, “May we please have one of everything? No, seriously.” haha. They have wonderful salads, cheese boards, unique appetizers, and BOMB desserts. This was one of them. 

Toasted banana bread, topped with ice cream, caramel, whipped cream and hot peanut butter.

I’d guess the King himself would agree.

I took this recipe and Gina-fied it a bit using my beloved grain-free banana bread.

grain free banana bread

I toasted a few slices on the skillet (with a bit of butter),

step one

and added coconut milk ice cream on top.

step two

(This would also be awesome topped with banana soft serve! To make the banana soft serve, just blend frozen bananas in a food processor or the Vitamix until a beautiful ice cream-esque substance appears while you dance with joy.)

Next was this lovely caramel sauce (find it at Whole Foods!)

caramel sauce

and hot peanut butter. I used a fresh jar so it was extra thin and melty. 

To garnish: whipped cream (there are awesome dairy-free options out there) and a little bit of cinnamon.

crazy elvis-2

I promise you have to try this one. Let me know what you think. 😉 

This is where I clank my fork with yours and say, “Cheers!”



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  1. Sara on November 16, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Frans caramel! I visit Seattle on occasion on business trips and have visited Frans a time or two! Their sea salt caramels are grand.

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2015 at 8:53 am

      ahhh i need to check it out next time i go!

  2. Carla on November 16, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Where is the recipe? Am I missing something?

    • mary on November 16, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      It’s more a dessert idea than a recipe so it’s one sentence: It’s banana bread toasted and topped with ice cream, caramel, whipped cream and peanut butter. The proportions are up to you. There’s a link to her banana bread recipe.

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    D VICIOUS my dear! I haven’t tried your grain free banana bread, but I need to so I can drown it with carmel sauce & nut butter!

  4. Kate @KateMovingForward on November 16, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    YUM! This looks fantastic and I love that you can customize it. Elvis was a smart man.

  5. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on November 16, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Mmm this looks delicious!

  6. Ali on November 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Holy moly, now that’s what I’m talking about! I think you’ve out done yourself with this one. Lucky for me, I made your grain free banana bread for the bronco game yesterday, so I’ll have to whip this bad boy up for the hubby using the leftovers 🙂

    Also, I love that ice cream recipe. I add cocoa powder and a hint of almond milk and if the bananas are really ripe, no sweetener needed. Best “healthy” choc ice cream ever and it’s sooo easy. Added bonus? Add peanut butter to the vitamix, it’s money!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2015 at 8:52 am

      awesome! i hope you love it if you give it a try 🙂

  7. Melissa @ girlchasingpavement on November 17, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Get in my belly!!!!!!!! I need to make this!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2015 at 8:51 am

      yeas you do 😉

  8. Erin on November 17, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Peanut butter, banana, and caramel is a winning combo!
    But just an FYI for anyone that can’t have dairy, you may want to leave off the caramel.

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2015 at 8:51 am

      very true- i should have noted that

    • Cassie on November 17, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      I was just about to ask about the caramel. How I’ve missed it since uncovering my dairy allergy.

  9. Sagan on November 17, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Oh my goodness that sounds SO good!

    I have leftover homemade caramel sauce from months ago that I’ve been trying to figure out what I should do with… I might just have figured it out 😉

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2015 at 8:51 am

      🙂 let me know if you try it!

  10. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen on November 17, 2015 at 6:55 am

    This sounds like the perfect “stay at home date night” dessert!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2015 at 8:51 am


  11. Tracy on November 17, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Don’t know why I’d wait for dessert… breakfast!!! yum

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