Hello Spring! Crispy Coconut Waffles with Mango

Hello Spring! Crispy Coconut Waffles with Mango

It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can chill out in your pajamas. Every Sunday I’ll post a brunch recipe. Soon you won’t be asking, where should we go for brunch – instead it’ll be, what should we make for brunch today?

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The other day I was reading an article about how in this day and age, true love is waiting to binge watch TV shows with your significant other. Let me tell you what true love looks like in my house. On Thursday night after Mike and I had a really large lunch with a friend, we decided to skip out on eating a real dinner. Mike said he wasn’t hungry but I was feeling munch-y so I made myself some nachos.

I asked if he wanted any, but he didn’t, so I went to it, eating all the best parts – you know, the cheesy bits with loads of stuff on top. Later, after my nacho binge, I left the baking sheet on the counter, with the sad rejected chips that had no cheese. I fully intended to clean it all up, after I came out of my food coma.

I got caught up in watching some random show on TV and hours later, when I went to the kitchen to clean up, everything was gone. “So sweet,” I thought to myself, “Mike must’ve cleaned up for me!” Turns out he wasn’t really cleaning up in the literal sense of cleaning up. He just ate the leftover non-cheesy chips. I felt horrible! Everyone knows that you’re not supposed to eat all the good bits yourself! It was completely selfish of me. But then again, he did say that he didn’t want any.

Anyway, just wanted to say: in this day and age, yes, true love is waiting patiently for your schedules to sync up so you can binge watch shows together. But it’s also eating the sad leftovers your wife leaves for you after eating all the choice bits herself.

I made Mike these waffles to make up for it but they didn’t really go over that well because, well, Mike doesn’t actually like mangos. Oops. Don’t worry – fried chicken is on its way and I’m going to leave him ALL the drumsticks because those are his jam.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • mangos, sliced
  • whipped cream, if desired
  • maple syrup, if desired

In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt. In liquid measuring cup, whisk together the melted coconut oil, coconut milk and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just combined. Let sit while you heat up your waffle iron.

Grease your waffle iron if needed and cook waffles according to waffle iron instructions or until the waffles are golden brown and crispy.

Serve with sliced mangos and cream and syrup, if desired.


Published: 06/08/17



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