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Hawaiian Waffles

I created this waffle recipe to recapture the memorable tropical tastes we enjoyed while visiting Hawaii. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    16 (4-inch) waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • WAFFLES:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • Additional chopped macadamia nuts, toasted, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until sauce begins to thicken, 12-15 minutes; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Combine egg yolks, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in pineapple, coconut and nuts. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter (batter will be thick).
  • Preheat waffle maker. Fill and bake according to manufacturer's directions. Serve with pineapple sauce and additional nuts if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 446 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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