June 14, 2009

Coconut & Lime Waffles

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

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!