Time: 20 minutes
Music Selection: Eagles – Kokomo
Close your eyes and take a long, slow deep breath – can you smell the sweet, toasted coconut? Well, you can… and it will only take 15 – 20 minutes! Turn on Kokomo, grab a bowl and get ready for an escape breakfast! I have two versions – if you are short on time and have a waffle mix that you have handy and like, use it and see if it takes you away and makes your whole day blissful!
1 ¾ cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 – 14 oz can of coconut milk
¼ c melted butter
¾ cup coconut, shred
Toppings: vanilla Greek yogurt, vanilla ice cream, whipping cream, toasted slivered almonds, fruit – flavored syrups (cherry, saskatoon, raspberry…), fresh banana slices, diced pineapple, extra coconut, strawberry slices, raspberries
In bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, coconut and baking powder. In another bowl, mix eggs, cooled butter and coconut milk.
Whisk the dry and wet ingredients together.
Then, grease your pre-heat waffle griddle/maker. Add ½ cup of batter at a time, depending on the size of your griddle, and toast until done – the waffle should be crispy and lift with a fork. You will be able to smell the coconut from down the street… don’t be surprised if your neighbors show up for breakfast!
Breakfast Cheat: If you want to make the version above, mix all the dry ingredients the night before. In separate container, mix the wet ingredients, cover and keep in fridge. In the morning, mix the two together and get grilling those waffles.
Breakfast Cheat Version: Take your favorite waffle mix (we love Krustees) and for every 1 cup of waffle mix, also add 1/4 cup of shred sweetened coconut (if you have unsweetened coconut, then add 1 Tbsp of sugar for every cup of waffle mix). Replace the liquid (water/milk) in the directions on your waffle mix with the equivalent of coconut milk. If you want, you can also replace any butter/oil for an equal amount of coconut oil. You could also add a 1/2 tsp of vanilla and/or a few drops of coconut extract, if you have it handy.
Top with an assortment of the toppings above. These waffles are great for breakfast or dessert. In fact, I think they are great for supper! If you need some protein with it, well…. you know what I am going to recommend!