Pineapple Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles with Pineapple Coconut Syrup
Hawaiian Waffles with Pineapple Coconut Syrup
Dry Ingredients
  • 2cups AP flour
  • 1tablespoon baking powder
  • 1tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3cup macadamia nuts
Wet Ingredients
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1cup + 2 tablespoons quality coconut milk(I like Chakoah)
  • 1/3cup Greek yogurtor sour cream
  • 4tablespoons buttermelted and cooled (or coconut oil)
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1cup finely chopped fresh pineapple
Pineapple Coconut Syrup
  • 115 oz. can quality coconut milk including cream(not lite)
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 – 2cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/3cup sweetened shredded coconut
Additional Topping (optional)
  • macadamia nuts
Alternative Toppings to Pineapple Coconut Syrup
  • maple syrup
  • fresh pineappleoptional: caramelize with brown sugar and butter
  • whipped cream
  • toasted coconut
  • roasted macadamia nuts
  1. Add Pineapple Coconut Syrup ingredients to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil. As soon as mixture boils, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, uncovered, or until it thickens into syrup consistency, stirring occasionally. Syrup will continue to thicken as it cools. Set aside. (Note: Syrup bubbles up quite high while cooking)
  2. Meanwhile, dry roast macadamia nuts (for waffles and topping) in a skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally until toasted. Remove to a cutting board (or food processor) and chop when cool enough to handle. Don’t skip this step – this MAKES the macadamia nuts!
  3. Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in another medium bowl, stirring in the pineapple last. Gently whisk wet and dry ingredients together until barely combined. It will have a “pebbled” look. Add additional coconut milk if consistency is too thick (will depend on coconut milk you use).
  4. Proceed to cook waffles in waffle iron (sprayed with non-stick cooking spray) per manufacturer’s directions.
  5. Top waffles with Pineapple Coconut Syrup and toasted macadamia nuts.
  6. Alternatively, you can top with whipped cream, maple syrup, toasted coconut, fresh pineapple and macadamia nuts.