Best Waffle Recipe Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

Monday, October 4, 2010
Hawaiian Style Waffles, coconut syrup, macadamia and coconut? Amazing!

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 over cook them.

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
2 cups milk
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
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. 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. Fold in the melted butter and then the beaten egg whites until just blended.
Cook the waffles until golden brown.

Macadamia nuts
shredded coconut
coconut syrup see below

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 food processor)

Place butter, milk and sugar in 2 quart pan. With range on medium heat, dissolve sugar and melt butter. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and add baking soda and flavoring. It will foam up give this a few minutes before serving to go down.

Printable Recipe


  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!!

    Rico-Tried and Tested Recipes

  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!


We love hearing from you, please message me with any typos or concerns at and we love praise too!