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Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

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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.

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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

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Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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



  • Whipped cream, maple syrup, coconut and macadamia nuts


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


Serving: 1waffle, Calories: 209kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 156mg, Potassium: 242mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 130IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Author: Sommer Collier

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

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

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

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

  18. 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!

  19. These waffles are my new spirit animal.

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

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

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

    They are so good, Sommer!

  23. I love tropical flavors – reminds me of Hawaii!

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

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

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

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

  28. These are to die for, Sommer!

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

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

  31. 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. These look to die for! Great flavors :)

  33. 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!

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

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

  36. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

  41. What a fabulous waffle! Yes, please!

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

  43. These look so delicious!

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

  45. 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!

  46. Just totally gorgeous!!

  47. So when do we leave for Hawaii? Yum!

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

  49. I could eat this for breakfast every, single morning!

  50. Those waffles look amazing, girl.

  51. 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!

  52. What gorgeous waffles! YUM!

  53. These look great!! Love all that coconut :)

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

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

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

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

  58. 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!

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

  60. Whoa! Waffles just got GOOD