Coconut Cream Pie Waffles
Ever wanted dessert for breakfast? Well, welcome to my world. Turning desserts into breakfast seems to be a ‘thing’ I do. Crispy coconut waffles topped with whipped coconut cream and toasted coconut flakes (or chips).
Coconut cream pies have been taking over my Instagram account. Like, ‘driving me nuts’ taking over. And just as I was heading into the kitchen to get busy making one, I eyed off my new waffle maker and skidded to a halt mid-speed walk…which I don’t recommend doing. Ever.
Naturally, my brain went into serious overdrive wanting nothing more than waffles AND coconut cream pie. Why can’t I just have that eat whatever you want and never get fat damn body type? WHY?
Long story short, due to the fact that it was only 8:34am (to be exact) and the unfortunate curves trait I’ve been ‘blessed’ with, I had to find some sort of an alternative.
The problem with me and new appliances is that when I buy anything, I have to take it for a practice run and try a million different ways of doing the same thing. This past week I’ve overdosed my family on every single waffle you can think of, thanks to this waffle maker.
You should know that Melbourne decided to erupt with ‘tornados’, pouring rain, flash flooding, hail, lightening bolts 100m from my car and thunder so loud it was worse than screaming at the top of your lungs in the middle of a nightclub — chaos as these were being photographed. The severe weather warnings threw everyone into a panic of course, for a total of 5 minutes. Because as soon as we started panicking, it was over. Blue skies. Sunshine. Spring again.
Melbourne — the Bipolar state of Australia.
Having children and blogging food comes with its perks. They eat all the food after fighting over who gets the best one. The non-perk is having them crawl around my ankles, or stand beside me breathing down my neck waiting impatiently for me to finish taking photos…and panicking that we’re all ‘ganna die because hello! Tornados!’
I need my space. So, in the midst of panicking and worrying about our survival, we ate waffles.
I don’t do anything half measured.
And then I decided to drizzle them with maple syrup for shots like this, you know, for the greater good of our sanity.
- 1 cup flour (plain or all purpose)
- ¼ cup cornflour (or cornstarch)
- ¼ cup natural sweetener (or coconut sugar)
- pinch of salt
- 1 large egg, lightly whisked
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 cup reduced fat coconut milk
- ¼ - ⅓ cup low fat milk
- Coconut flakes
- Coconut Whipped Cream
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornflour, sweetener (or sugar) and salt. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Whisk until just combined and smooth in consistency.
- Allow batter to rest while heating up your waffle iron (I use this one)
- Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions (1/2 cup - ¾ cup of batter, depending on the size of your waffle maker).
- While the waffles are cooking, whip up your coconut cream using this recipe. Top with the toasted coconut flakes (or coconut chips), and serve!
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