I have an obsession with waffles. It's probably not healthy and I should probably talk to my therapist about it. Or maybe I could just talk to my friends about it over breakfast...
I had some leftover Fruit Salsa that needed to be used so I found a PERFECT match in this Toasted Coconut Waffle. It's quick to throw together and the un-eaten waffles freeze well and re-heat nicely in the toaster.
Toasted Coconut Waffles with Fruit Salsa
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 stevia packets (or other sugar substitute)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup fat free milk
1 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp coconut extract
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flake
In a skillet, toast the coconut flake over medium heat until brown. Don't add anything to that mixture, and DON'T WALK AWAY FROM IT. (I believe my stove and oven conspire against me. As soon as I turn my back on this type of thing there is burning. Moral of the story - don't turn your back.) After the coconut is toasted remove it from the pan and allow it to cool in the freezer for a minute or two while you mix dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another. Then slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix lightly. Once everything is combined. Add in half of the cooled toasted coconut. Make sure to spray your waffle iron lightly with olive oil. Cook until toasty and delicious and top with Fruit Salsa and a bit of toasted coconut.
I've done a lot of waffle variations and I never get tired of them. Any suggestions for flavors you'd like to see?