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Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

Wake your family up to a piping-hot pile of homemade waffles! These Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles will make you feel like you woke up in the tropics.

Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles #waffles #breakfast #hawaii

I’ve got Hawaiian on the brain. I must need a vacation…

Last Friday it was Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Burgers and this morning I’ve got Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles.

Sigh, what can I say. I love Hawaiian inspired dishes.

Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles #waffles #breakfast #hawaiiLina Dishes from Villeroy & Boch.

I first experienced coconut waffles in Maui about a year and a half ago. I was sitting in the shade of a coconut palm, at a little beach front diner. The salty ocean breeze caressed my face as I lazily sipped fresh squeezed POG and thought about making afternoon plans.

It was a perfect morning.

We had ordered a couple different dishes to share and when they showed up, the towering plate of coconut waffles was almost too much to bare.

Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and packed with fresh coconut.

These were the waffles of the gods. At least, the Hawaiian gods.

Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles #waffles #breakfast #hawaii

Today’s homemade waffles are inspired by the waffles I tasted in Hawaii. If you close you eyes, they almost make you feel like you’re in the islands.

Coconut macadamia Nut Waffles

Yield: 10 waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tb. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (could be coconut oil)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup roasted macadamia nuts, chopped
  • Top with Whipped Cream, Maple Syrup, Coconut and Macadamia Nuts


  1. Preheat the waffle iron. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in the coconut milk, eggs, oil, vanilla and club soda. Then mix in the coocnut and nuts.
  2. Spray both sides of the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. scoop the waffle batter into the waffle iron and close. Cook for 4-8 minutes per batch, depending on you waffle iron.
  3. Serve with whipped cream and syrup, then sprinkle with extra coconut and macadamia nuts.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

posted in Breakfast
last updated July 1, 2013

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49 Responses to “Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles”

  1. steph@stephsbitebybiteposted July 1, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Whoa! Waffles just got GOOD


  2. Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted July 1, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I swear my belly rumbled when I saw your tweet. Holy moly!


  3. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted July 1, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Mmm…just lovely, Sommer! I adore all things Hawaii as well…especially food and cocktails! Crushing on your food styling and beautiful photography with a retro/vintage vibe here, too!


  4. Tieghanposted July 1, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Love, love, love! Coconut is my best friend and these waffles are calling my name! Wishing I was eating the right now!


  5. Mariaposted July 1, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I want to go on a tropical vacation now…with these waffles!


  6. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 1, 2013 at 7:16 am

    oh MAN! seriously?? this is like a pina colada for breakfast!! i adore macadamia nuts, too..they’re one of my favorites!


  7. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted July 1, 2013 at 7:25 am

    These waffles sound so good! I like the use of the coconut milk as the liquid in the waffle batter!


  8. marlaposted July 1, 2013 at 7:31 am

    These look great!! Love all that coconut :)


  9. Jenny Flakeposted July 1, 2013 at 7:46 am

    What gorgeous waffles! YUM!


  10. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted July 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Oh how i wish these waffles would magically transport me to Hawaii! ;) I guess I’ll have to settle for the waffles for now — though it’s definitely not a bad trade, when you’ve got waffles that look and sound this amazing. YUM!


  11. Sandy@ReluctantEntertainerposted July 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Those waffles look amazing, girl.


  12. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted July 1, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I could eat this for breakfast every, single morning!


  13. Heather @ Heather's Dishposted July 1, 2013 at 8:50 am

    These are screaming HAWAII!!! to me – so good!


  14. Paula - bell'alimentoposted July 1, 2013 at 9:01 am

    So when do we leave for Hawaii? Yum!


  15. Heather Christoposted July 1, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Just totally gorgeous!!


  16. Nancy @ gottagetbakedposted July 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I first had these waffles in Maui too! They were ridiculously good. Thanks so much for recreating them – I see a lot of these in my future (and adding to my waistline) in the next little while! I’m obsessed with your polka dot creamer. They’re adorable!


  17. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted July 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

    These sound like the perfect summer breakfast to me! Love the tropical flavors!


  18. Angieposted July 1, 2013 at 9:47 am

    These look so delicious!


  19. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchenposted July 1, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Gosh those are the cutest dishes ever. I need to send Santa shopping here for me!! The waffles are pretty amazing too ;)


  20. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted July 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

    What a fabulous waffle! Yes, please!


  21. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted July 1, 2013 at 10:44 am

    MMM! These sound fabulous and since I am in desperate need of a beach vacation, these waffles will hold me off until then.


  22. Des @ Life's Ambrosiaposted July 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Oh my yum! Maybe we’ll just have to have breakfast for dinner tonight!


  23. Laura @ All Spice and Yumposted July 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Oh wow! Those sound simply amazing! Tropical flavors are to die for!


  24. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted July 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Love these flavors!


  25. naomiposted July 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I could totally go for some of these, Sommer!! Delish!!


  26. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted July 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Honestly I felt my eyes get wide and I let out a little gasp when I saw the title of this recipe!!! I really want these for breakfast tomorrow – or even better…dinner tonight!!!


  27. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted July 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Talk about a heavenly breakfast! These look incredible, Sommer. I love the flavor!


  28. Aggieposted July 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I’m dying to get a good waffle maker, these look amazing Sommer!


  29. LivedinItalyposted July 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    This may be the reason why I need to by a waffle iron. ;)

    If you are on Oahu you should try the macadamia nut pancakes at Boots and Kimo’s in Kailua. To die for!


  30. Nessaposted July 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    These look to die for! Great flavors :)


  31. Suesposted July 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    These look heavenly! And I was JUST going to say I want to close my eyes and pretend I’m in Hawaii :) I bet it would work!


  32. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted July 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve been having huge cravings for everything coconut and macadamia lately and waffles sound so good!


  33. Carolynposted July 2, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Yum, I adore coconut and macadamias together. In a waffle? Pure heaven…


  34. Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted July 2, 2013 at 7:47 am

    These waffles are amazing! Definitely would make a great start to any morning!


  35. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted July 2, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Totally gorgeous waffles and I’d love to wake up in the tropics!


  36. Marian (Sweetopia)posted July 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

    These look to die for, Sommer!


  37. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted July 2, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I just love macadamia nuts, and these waffles look fabulous!


  38. Shainaposted July 2, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Glorious. Lovin’ the coconut milk in the recipe. I can’t wait to make these for the kids.


  39. Jeanetteposted July 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I love tropical flavors – reminds me of Hawaii!


  40. Averie @ Averie Cooksposted July 3, 2013 at 6:32 am

    I love that you used 1 c of coconut milk – not like 2 tbsp or some little dinky amt. :)

    They look so good, Sommer!


  41. Cocoposted July 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Now I know what to do w my macs.
    Happy 4th, Sommer!


  42. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted July 3, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Ok, now you really have me wanting to go to Hawaii! These are amazing!


  43. Jackie {The Beeroness}posted July 5, 2013 at 11:25 am

    These waffles are my new spirit animal.


  44. katieposted July 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Having just came home from a tropical vacation these waffles are calling my name! They also remind me of pancakes from a local breakfast place. yum!


  45. Angie | Big Bear's Wifeposted July 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Pass the fork! I love macadamia nuts and hawaii so please and thank you I’ll take a whole stack!


  46. Marlyposted July 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I love this coconut kick you’re on…keep it coming! Maybe you should add some colada in those sliced pineapples! Yum!


  47. Nutmeg Nannyposted July 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Oh yum! I love waffles :) especially with these flavors, so perfect!


  48. Ashleyposted July 27, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Ooh – love the flavors here! Such a beautiful breakfast – or dessert!


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