Tropical Coconut Raised Waffles

June 17, 2013

Light, crisp, and moist.  I had never been crazy about waffles, until I tried yeast-raised waffles.  They are blow-your-mind amazing.  I first tried yeast-raised waffles at a friend’s house and immediately fell in love.  The yeast lends a subtle malty flavor and a crispness to the outside that is absolutely addictive.  These waffles are not overly sweet and actually teeters on the edge of savory– it’s versatile and simple. I normally just enjoy the waffles on their own with a little syrup, but this time tropical fruits were calling my name at the market so I decided to add coconut flakes to the batter and top the waffles with diced papaya, kiwi, mango, guava and passion fruit. The recipe for the waffles is easy and only requires an extra step of letting the batter sit overnight, but the results are more than worth the extra effort.

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Tropical Coconut Raised Waffles

Yeast-raised waffles with a tropical twist.



  1. The night before, in a large bowl, dissolve the package of yeast with the warm water and whisk to dissolve. Add the milk, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add the flour and whisk the mixture together.  There will be some lumps in your batter at this point.
  3. Add the melted butter and whisk the batter until there smooth and lump-free.  Cover with saran wrap and let it rest overnight.
  4. The next morning the batter should smell yeasty and look bubbly.  In a smaller bowl beat together the eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda.  Add the egg mixture to the batter, whisking just until incorporated.  The batter will deflate into a thin batter.
  5. Grease a hot waffle iron with a little butter and pour about a cup of batter in.  The amount will vary depending on your waffle iron. Before closing the iron, sprinkle a handful of flaked coconut over the batter.
  6. Cook according to your waffle iron's instructions.  It takes 3 minutes on my iron to get golden brown.
  7. Combine the diced tropical fruit in a small bowl and top the waffles with the fruit.

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These looks fantastic! I’m more than a little obsessed with waffles at the moment and these look like something I must try. Beautiful!

These look so good Karen! I’m a big fan of yeasted waffles, though I have to admit the name put me off from trying them at first. It really is the best way to make them. Thanks for your recipe, and I like your addition of tropical fruit – it’s a nice change from a berry topping!

Can you please tell me how to print this recipe, I can’t even move a copy of this, and would really like to make it. Thank you, Mary Beth

I’m sorry Mary Beth but we don’t have that feature at this time. You may just have to print out the webpage. Hopefully we will have that up and running soon!

Actually, you can copy and paste the highlight just appears in a very light shade.

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