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You guys, it has been so warm and beautiful outside these past few days! It is definitely getting me in the Spring mood. These waffles will make you feel as though you are experiencing warm, tropical days, no matter where you are! One of my all-time favorite recipes.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup organic sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons organic coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup organic Greek yogurt (or eorganic sour cream)
  • 4 tablespoons Kerrygold butter, melted and cooled (or coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, finely chopped

Pineapple Coconut Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can organic coconut milk, including cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup organic sweetened shredded coconut
  • Additional Topping (optional)
  • toasted macadamia nuts
  • toasted coconut
  • fresh pineapple

 

Directions:
  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, or any other toppings you want.