June 14, 2009

Coconut & Lime Waffles




Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened, dried coconut
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon lime zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
1 egg

Directions:
Whisk together the flour, sugar, coconut, baking powder, salt and zest in a medium sized bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, vanilla and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Follow the instructions included with your waffle iron to complete the waffles. For most large, Belgian-style waffle irons you would use 1 cup of batter for each waffle.

Yield: 2 large Belgian-style waffles


My thoughts:
I bought a Belgian-style waffle iron a week or so ago to supplement the one we have that makes the flatter style of waffles in cute heart shapes. I've been very pleased at how our waffles are turning out! Our first attempt at using it was just plain waffles, I thought I'd make some coconut & lime waffles in honor of the blog's 5 year anniversary. They were pretty great; there was a light coconut and lime flavor throughout and minimal chewiness from the coconut. The texture was the real star, crisp on the outside and moist and soft on the inside. I also liked how they were thick but not dense so they were filling without being heavy.

Note: You can easily double this recipe to make four waffles. Two is all we can handle!

12 comments:

  1. I love that you shrunk he recipe so it is only enough for two. I always end u with way too much batter. I cannot wait to try these.

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  2. Amy, that's a good point about the waffle batch size. Although our solution though is to make a full (or even a double) batch, cook up all the batter, and then freeze the cooked waffles for later.

    We put the frozen waffles in the toaster and they come out nearly as good as right off the griddle! Kind of like a non-preservative-laden version of Eggo waffles.

    Dan
    Casual Kitchen

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  3. mmmm a tropical waffle! sounds like fruit syrup would go best with these!

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  4. What did you top them with, just out of curiosity? I am wondering what would be good with the coconut and lime flavors?

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  5. We used ginger syrup by the Ginger People.

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  6. Oh my goodness yum! I love waffles and these look fabulous.

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  7. Well all I can say is YUM. A perfect island recipe to serve my guests. They will be soooo impressed!

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  8. These sound really yummy! And bravo for the "just for two" size. It's not always easy to cook for two people when neither one likes left overs. :)

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  9. Wow these sound so good. I remember having coconut lime waffles while traveling through Burlington, Vermont a couple years ago and I forgot about them 'till now. I'll be making these for my Sunday special breakfast tomorrow. Thanks!

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  10. These waffles makes me wish it was Sunday morning (and I could eat anything I wanted for breakfast, READ: waffles).

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  11. It does look wonderful for kids of all ages. What a great combination of colors and flavors. Sound delicious, looks yummy! Will try it out soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. we love this recipe! especially with buttermilk syrup. thanks so much!

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