I debated calling this recipe Pina Colada Waffles. But, I didn't want you to have the assumption that they were drizzled in booze. Although, that isn't the worst idea.... For some reason Virgin Pina Colada Waffles didn't really have a ring to it either.
No matter the name, these things are off the freaking chart! If you are like me and dreaming of a tropical vacation and know that it won't happen (for some reason Mr. Schwartz won't take me back to the Dominican Republic...something to do with being there less than a year ago for our honeymoon. What.evs.) then these are for you! I also love that you probably have everything in your kitchen to make them.
I made them when my mom stayed over last weekend since Mr. Schwartz thinks coconut tastes like suntan lotion. How about suntan lotion smells like coconut? Yeah, that's what I thought. He doesn't know what he is missing.
Musical Selection: Toes by: The Zac Brown Band. Stuff your face with these waffles, crank up this jam and pretend you are in the tropics.
I mean honestly. Too bad I have to kick Mr. Schwartz out of the house to enjoy these again....is it hunting season yet? Just kiiiiiding. kind of.
Coconut Waffles with Chunky Pineapple Syrup
2 cups waffle mix
1 1/2 cups coconut milk (using light is just fine)
2 tablespoons of canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut + additional for sprinkling
4 pineapple rings, diced
Juice/syrup from the large can of pineapple
2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar (adjust to your taste)
1 tablespoon butter
Whipped cream for topping
For the waffles:
Stir together the waffle mix, coconut milk, oil and coconut flakes. There will be lumps, it's okay. Don't over mix. Preheat the waffle iron and make the waffles as you usually do. I turned the heat up to medium high to get them to crisp up on the outside better. It must be something to do with the coconut milk.
For the syrup:
Pour the liquid out of the can of pineapple into a medium sauce pan on medium high heat. You will want to bring this to a low simmer. Simmer while you combine the waffle ingredients 2-3 minutes. Add the brown sugar and butter. Simmer for about 2 minutes, add the pineapple.
To serve, spoon the pineapple syrup over the hot waffle and top with additional shredded coconut and whipped cream.
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz