Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

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

Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles Recipe
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I’ve got Hawaii on the brain. I must need a vacation…

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

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

Making - Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles Recipe

We first experienced coconut waffles in Maui about a year and a half ago. Dan and I were 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.

Crispy Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles Recipe

We had ordered a couple different dishes to share and when they showed up, the towering plate of Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles was almost too much to bear.

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

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

Best Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles Recipe

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

Simple Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles Recipe

Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles Recipe
5 from 8 votes

Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles - Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. These homemade waffles make you feel like you woke up in Hawaii!
Servings: 10 waffles
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Potassium 242mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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 coconut 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 your waffle iron.

  3. Serve with whipped cream and syrup, then sprinkle with extra coconut and macadamia nuts.

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last updated April 23, 2019

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  10. Ashleyposted July 27, 2013 at 11:19 am Reply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. katieposted July 8, 2013 at 8:00 am Reply

    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!

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

    These waffles are my new spirit animal.

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

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

  17. Cocoposted July 3, 2013 at 11:02 am Reply

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

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

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

    They are so good, Sommer!

  19. Jeanetteposted July 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm Reply

    I love tropical flavors – reminds me of Hawaii!

  20. Shainaposted July 2, 2013 at 1:37 pm Reply

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

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

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

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

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

  23. [email protected]posted July 2, 2013 at 7:47 am Reply

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

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

    These are to die for, Sommer!

  25. Carolynposted July 2, 2013 at 4:53 am Reply

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

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

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

  27. Suesposted July 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm Reply

    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!

  28. Nessaposted July 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm Reply

    These look to die for! Great flavors :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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!!!

  33. naomiposted July 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm Reply

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

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

    Love these flavors!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What a fabulous waffle! Yes, please!

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

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

  40. Angieposted July 1, 2013 at 9:47 am Reply

    These look so delicious!

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

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

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

    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!

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

    Just totally gorgeous!!

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

    So when do we leave for Hawaii? Yum!

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

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

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

    I could eat this for breakfast every, single morning!

  47. [email protected]posted July 1, 2013 at 8:32 am Reply

    Those waffles look amazing, girl.

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

    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!

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

    What gorgeous waffles! YUM!

  50. marlaposted July 1, 2013 at 7:31 am Reply

    These look great!! Love all that coconut :)

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

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

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

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

  53. Mariaposted July 1, 2013 at 7:14 am Reply

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

  54. Tieghanposted July 1, 2013 at 7:05 am Reply

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

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

    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!

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

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

  57. [email protected]posted July 1, 2013 at 6:17 am Reply

    Whoa! Waffles just got GOOD