Coconut Waffles with Tropical Fruit

ImageAfter a trip to Punta Cana, I was inspired to modify my favorite waffle recipe by substituting coconut milk for the milk and coconut extract for the vanilla.  It added a subtle flavoring without altering the texture of the recipe.  I love making this for overnight house guests and serving it with tropical fruit sprinkled with shredded coconut for a breakfast outside in the summer.  It is very easy, delicious and gets rave reviews everytime.  It would make a perfect Mother’s Day breakfast!

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COCONUT WAFFLES

2 c flour

1 tsp salt

4 t baking powder

2 T sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 c coconut milk

1/3 c unsalted butter, melted

1/2 t coconut extract (you can substitute rum extract to make pina colada waffles)

1-  Combine all dry ingredients.

2-  Mix together eggs, milk, butter and extract.

3-  Incorporate the dry ingredients to the egg mixture.

4-  Laddle onto a hot waffle iron until puffed up and golden.

5-  Serve with fresh fruit and sprinkle shredded coconut on top.  I used mango, peach, blueberry, blackberry and kiwi.  Serve maple syrup on the side.