Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

Monday, October 4, 2010
For us this is a fabulous waffle recipe, not only are the memories of these and our trip last long in our mind, but the smell lingers in your home while they're cooking!

A few years ago, my husband and I were lucky enough to take our second trip to Hawaii. Every morning at breakfast we had these waffles with fresh coconut syrup.

I have tried to recreate the recipe for years now and have never been able to master this one until now.

It's a little effort but well worth it! If you love coconut and macadamia nuts, this one's for you...The longer you cook these the crispier they will be. If you like soft, then don't overcook them.

Hawaiian Style Waffles, coconut syrup, macadamia, and coconut takes you right to any Island in Hawaii in taste.

Just scroll down to get this delicious homemade macadamia nut waffle with homemade coconut syrup and take a journey of flavors from Hawaii in your own kitchens!

hawaiian style coconut waffles

Waffles in Hawaii

Having breakfast in Hawaii for us was like a dream come true paradise but the flavors of the Maui macadamia nuts, freshly grated coconut just put you in a warm delicious place on this trip.

They still taste the same with this recipe but of course, the atmosphere is missing.

Recreating wonderful vacation food was the first on my agenda when we got back home to Florida.

They reheated perfectly in the air fryer or toaster oven!

We actually use Homemade Italian Loose Sausage or Pork breakfast Sausage as a side dish unlike Spam which is huge there on the menu.

a plate of homemade waffles

Tools You May Need

  • waffle iron
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • beater
  • platter
  • freezer bags for any leftovers
  • wax paper

this is the flour and butter for waffles

Ingredients Needed

  • sugar
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • vanilla
  • coconut
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • coconut extract
  • eggs

batter for waffles


  • use coconut extract for the whole recipe if you can find it
  • fold in the eggs gently together
  • there freeze well for up to 3 months
  • use wax paper in between them to keep them from sticking
  • wrap in foil for reheating
  • Reheating is perfect in the toaster oven or an air fryer

Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

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Don't Forget to freeze the leftovers!

I don't like to waste anything and as I stressed before these biscuits freeze perfectly!

Just freeze them on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet until solid then toss them frozen into freezer bags.

Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 8 MinTotal time: 18 Min
Waffles Hawaiian-inspired while on vacation there coconut macadamia nut waffles were so good!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated coconut ( I just put it through the food processor)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or coconut extract 
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted 
  • Coconut Syrup
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or coconut extract
  • 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut (put through a food processor)
  • Garnish:
  • macadamia nuts
  • shredded coconut
  • coconut syrup see below


  1. Preheat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together in a mixing bowl, set aside. Beat egg whites until foamy in a separate large glass or metal bowl.
  3.  Whisk the egg yolks, lemon zest, and vanilla extract together in a third bowl, beat in the milk. Stir in the flour mixture until smooth. 
  4. Fold in the melted butter and then the beaten egg whites until just blended.
  5. Cook the waffles until golden brown.
  6. Coconut Syrup Directions:
  7. Place butter, milk, and sugar in a 2-quart pan. With range on medium heat, dissolve sugar and melt butter.
  8. Boil for one minute. 
  9. Remove from heat and add baking soda and flavoring. It will foam up give this a few minutes before serving to go down.
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  1. I must make it to your house for breakfast! Your waffles sound heavenly and this has two of my favorite things! Drooolinnngggg...

  2. Claudia,
    I just ate breakfast, now I want a plate of these delightful waffles.

    Bon appetit!

  3. I like your attempt, it has the exotic taste of hawaiian cooking!

  4. I wish a breakfast like that more in Hawaii :)



  5. Mouthwatering! Macadamia,'s deadly delicious combination!

  6. Lovely waffles. Great flavors at play here, very decadent for sure.

    I would not mind waking up to these.

    Be well

  7. What wonderful tropical waffles! I'll hide my dreary breakfast from you and take those!

  8. delicious combination,drooling!

  9. love the coconut syrup - and beaten egg whites folded into the batter makes the crispiest waffles, this is a great recipe Claudia, another one...

  10. Claudia - I luv breakfast type foods and these waffles sound marketable! Can't go wrong with waffles, macadmia nuts and coconut...a winning combination, indeed!

  11. Waffles seem to be all the rage lately, don't they? Love the coconut and macadamia nuts!

  12. Breakfast doesn't get any better than that.
    Thanks for the idea. Look out Ted! A new waffle coming your way!

  13. Wow - I don't know how I missed this in my subscriptions, Claudia. These waffles look delicious - and I want some! :)

  14. These look insanely delicious Claudia! Love the macadamia nuts - such a treat!

  15. Oooh I love coconut. Message me next time your serving these Claudia, they are well worth the drive I am sure!!!

  16. La ricetta dei waffle!!! Questa non la voglio perdere!!!
    A presto!!!!

  17. Wow this is dessert not breakfast. The coconut syrup is a nice touch.

  18. Que waffles deliciosas. Just loved this waffles amazing great flavours to mix in, just ad a nice strong coffee and wowwee!!

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  19. Just another reason I need a waffle maker.. I think this recipe may just make my boyfriend buy one for me :)

  20. This makes for such a beautiful breakfast...great flavors :)

  21. It looks yummy, thanks for the recipe :)

  22. These would make you run around the block after breakfast! They look delicious.

  23. We had our first Macadamia nut pancakes with Coconut syrup in Hawaii many years ago and I've never been able to find a're the answer to my hubby's sweet tooth prayers!


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