Jul 11

Elvis Jicama Porridge

The King needs no introduction.


That’s code for “I couldn’t think of anything cleaver.”

Seriously though.  How can you go wrong with peanut butter, bananas, bacon and chocolate?  Maybe if you’re vegan… but you could add TVP bacon or salted nuts instead!  The key is the sweet and the salty.

Elvis Jicama Porridge


You see the good, so where’s the strange?  I’m assuming some of you will think the jicama is (still) strange.  Think of it like chicken.  Or oatmeal if you want a more breakfast-y analogy.  It takes on any flavor.

What results is a bowl of creamy, peanut buttery porridge topped with sweet ‘naners and chocolate with salty deliciousness.  Mmmmm… bacon…

Elvis Jicama Porridge

I need a cold shower…


Elvis Jicama Porridge

Elvis Jicama Porridge

  • Jicama porridge
  • 2 T peanut flour (or peanut butter)
  • Banana slices
  • Bacon pieces
  • Chocolate Syrup


Prepare jicama porridge according to these instructions, adding peanut flour at the end.

Top with desired amount of banana slices, bacon “sprinkles,” and chocolate syrup.  I made a quick syrup using cocoa powder, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a little stevia.  



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Are you a fan of the King?

What is your favorite oatmeal topping?



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  1. Khushboo

    I could get on board with this- never tried jicama but from what I heard, I am almost certain I would love it! As for favorite oatmeal toppings, I love toasted almonds & banana slices!

    1. Laura

      I hear it’s hard to find outside the Americas. I think parsnip would work well too!

  2. Juli@1000lovelythings

    This is for sure a very strange combination :-D But nevertheless it sounds appealing!
    My favorite oatmeal topping is depending on the weather. In fall I love me my apple pie topping and in the summertime I prefer blueberries and hazelnutbutter.
    Have a lovely Friday :-)

  3. Cat

    Breakfast of kings! I still haven’t eaten jicama, but I’m going on a serious hunt for the stuff. I’m thinking this might work with cassava too – which I have (and bacon and chocolate are always in stock) – so an experiment is on the cards!

    1. Laura

      Let me know if you try it! It works with parsnips and rutabaga.

  4. Lucie@FitSwissChick

    I still need to try Jicama! Banana and Peanut Butter is definitely one combo made in heaven. Try banana and the tigernutbutter I gave you. Even better.
    Favorite Oatmeal Topping is coconut butter and greek yogurt! Happy Weekend lady!

    1. Laura

      I have!!! That tigernut butter and the flour is CRACK. I love/hate you for that one.

  5. Court Star @ StarSystemzFitness

    I am obsessed with Jicama and used to eat it all the time when I lived in Mexico! No jicama out here but I have been loving radish, random I know but radish chips are the bees knees! This looks delish! I am eating loads of oatmeal again and have been making nutmeg cinnamon combos with peanut butter, it makes my heart sing every AM! Lots of love, C

    1. Laura

      Not random at all! Radish is awesome! :)

  6. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    oh my gee. Laura. Cold shower. Shut the front door.

    I will hunt down a damn jicama and make this magic. MAGIC.

  7. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    Strange but sounds really good! I had a cookie recently that was chocolate, PB and bacon. Mind blowing!

    1. Laura

      I make bacon chocolate chip cookies… why didn’t I add PB?! That must happen.

  8. Kierston

    So funny….Elvis’ fave sandwich was a topic of conversation this week! lol

  9. lindsay

    you got me hooked on jicama again, so yes please!

  10. Jennifer F

    Oooh, I like Jicima –and chocolate, and pb, and bacon . . . this sounds so good, I’m all shook up!

    1. Laura

      Hahaha… I see what you did there. ;)

  11. Miss Polkadot

    Elvis would be proud and dedicate a song to you. ‘Jicama House Rock’, anybody?!
    If Jicama ever was available over here I’d put on some Elvis tunes and turn that root into porridge. Minus the bacon and plus almond butter and salt.

    1. Laura

      HAHAHA! #dead

  12. Linz @ Itz Linz

    favorite oatmeal topping is by far and away nut butter!

  13. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig

    Another recipe with chocolate and bacon?! Ommmm.

    1. Laura

      Can you ever have too many?

  14. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    So there’s a burger place near here that has a burger with bacon, banana slices and peanut butter. So basically, I need to try it…or just make this to tide me over until then because I’m really intrigued by the combo ;-)

    1. Laura

      We have one here – The Vortex has just about anything you could want on a burger. I took a bite… but that was all I could take,

  15. Haley @ Running with diapers

    That looks simply delicious. I’m a big fan of the Elvis sandwich, so this is looking as close to heavenly as porridge can be.

    1. Laura

      Thanks! I’d love to hear what you think if you try it. :)

  16. Kim @ FITsique

    This looks great! I have never heard of jicama before. MUST go research!

  17. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    Hard to go wrong with PB and Bananas period. I top my oatmeal with cinnamon apples. Every.Single.Day.

  18. Debra

    Rather than think you weren’t creative with the title, i think just the opposite! I didn’t know jicama could be prepared this way. Thanks!!

    1. Laura

      Thank you, Debra! :)

  19. Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy

    That’s so cool, the link up! I think I’ll link up the strange calamari I had for WIAW. :) but I can go wrong with peanut butter and bananas part, and the chocolate had to be low carb because I’m keto-paleo :) but the bacon for sure!!

    1. Laura

      I’m so glad you did – I love calamari and that looked so cool!

      I’m sure you know this, but be careful with your kidneys on the keto thing.

  20. Megan @ The Skinny-Life

    You know me…anything with jicama has my heart minus the bacon of course! :)

  21. Heather @ FITaspire

    Yummy girl!!! You could do TVP bacon if you’re vegan too. :)

    1. Laura

      Totally! I should have linked that in… doh.

  22. Sarah Pie

    I don’t know about jicama porridge… I love me some jicama but it just sounds strange ;) The rest of this though, I can totally get behind anything that’s been elvis-ified!

    1. Laura

      LOL! I love that the jicama is more strange than the bacon in the bowl. :)

  23. Kim - Liv Life

    I”m not usually a bacon fan… but this?? Oh my yes!!!

  24. Choc Chip Uru

    First time reading of jicama porridge, delicious looking recipe :D
    The Elvis touch makes it even better!

    Choc Chip Uru

  25. Purelytwins

    now we just need to go get some jicama ;)
    looks soooo yummy

    1. Laura

      I bet you can get a ton in FLA! :)

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