Strawberry Coconut Pancake Waffles

I’m sick today, and no, that’s not the reason why my title is confusing.

I have some kind of stupid-tired-slow-moving-zombie virus, and I’ve been laying in bed all morning craving brains waffles.  I finally dragged my sorry butt out of bed, found a recipe, kind of followed it, and pulled out our ancient waffle iron (the damned thing has a cloth cord, I kid you not).  After three minutes of anticipation and tummy rumbling, I opened the iron to find that it had flaked its non-stick cancer bits all over my waffle.  I attempted to pick them off so I could have a few nibbles, but this iron is so old it probably has a dash of lead in the non-stick just to give it that sweet shine.  Ugh.  Into the trash it went.

My main reason for wanting waffles is that I fail miserably at pancakes.  Waffles cook themselves.  Pancakes get all wonky.  Lucky for me, this batter works better at pancakes than pancake batter does!

See? I CAN cook pancakes!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (the original recipe asked for butter)
  • 1 1/3 cup coconut milk, then add molasses until it’s to the 1 1/2 cup line
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of flour (I did 1/2 whole wheat and 1 1/2 unbleached white.  If you want to do all whole grain, separate the eggs and beat the whites until fluffy)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (I’m sure you could use honey, agave, or maple syrup instead)
  • 3/4 cup fresh strawberries, cut into small pieces (it’s strawberry season, folks, GO ENJOY IT!)

What To Do:

  • Set up your non-cancer-flake waffle iron to heat up, or heat up your pancake griddle/cast iron skillet
  • Melt the coconut oil and set it aside
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Beat the eggs in a smaller bowl
  • Measure the milk and add the molasses, then combine with the eggs and add the vanilla
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add the coconut oil & strawberries, mix well
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Cook & eat.  Share if you’re a nice person.  Don’t share if you’re sick.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. That sounds absolutely amazing! I must make them! It is a moral imperative.

    And yes, I shall share.

    Reply

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