Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tropical Waffles

Inspired by this recipe, we made pineapple compote this week and were thinking about how best to use it. It seemed like we had already gotten into a pint of peanut butter-banana Greek frozen yogurt every time dessert time came around, or maybe we just didn't have the right idea for pineapple. But then for Sunday breakfast, this idea seemed just right. These are banana waffles, and that plus the pineapple and coconut makes for a tropics-style breakfast that's almost like a dessert itself.

Tropical Waffles

1 banana (mashed)
2 eggs (separated)

1/4 cup canola oil (more for oiling the waffle maker)
1 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons cane sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (like Whole Foods 365 brand)

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Pineapple-Rum Compote (recipe follows)

Toast the coconut flakes in a dry pan until lightly browned. Top waffles with Pineapple-Rum Compote and coconut flakes. Plug in your waffle maker and pre-heat it.

In a medium bowl mix the banana, egg yolks, canola oil, and milk until well incorporated. In a large bowl mix the sugar, baking powder, salt, and flour. In yet another medium bowl, whip the egg whites until fluffy. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir to incorporate. Fold the egg whites into the batter.

Using a silicone pastry brush, oil both plates of the waffle maker. Spoon about 1/2 a cup of batter into each section of the waffle maker. Close the lid and cook for 4 minutes or until golden. Repeat until all of the batter is used.

To serve, place two waffles on a place, spoon 1/4 cup of the pineapple compote on top, and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Makes 6 waffles. 

Pineapple-Rum Compote

1 cup chopped pineapple
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar (like Whole Foods 365 brand)
1 tablespoon rum
pinch of Maldon sea salt flakes

Combine pineapple, butter, brown sugar, rum, and salt in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring it often; it should brown a bit and produce a sticky sauce.


Eileen said...

Pineapple-rum compote, you say? Yes, please! I might even end up just eating it by the spoonful...

Angie said...

Oh yeah that looks fantastic!

T said...

Oh yum, this looks delicious! Waffles are the perfect food.

tender b. said...

I am loving the entire mix, but I am especially intrigued by that compote.

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

Made more compote yesterday -- may use it as filling for a cake!


Daniella Sisniega said...

This looks delicious! Will be trying this tomorrow morning to celebrate the start of summer!


The Cozy Herbivore said...

I think these waffles would totally making having rum for breakfast an acceptable idea, and I am all for THAT. :)

Seriously, they look delicious. I love the large flake coconut-- seems like it would give them such a nice crunchy element. I can't wait to try this recipe!

Ana said...

I really like this blog - it has such tasty, but non-fussy recipes, yay ^_^ !

Unknown said...

My children will love this. I can't wait to try it!