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Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Coconut Glaze

If you love coconut, these Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Coconut Glaze are for you! They’re even topped with toasted coconut and are the best reason to get out of bed in the morning!

Overhead view of coconut waffles with vanilla coconut glaze topped with toasted coconut with coffee cup and bowls of toasted coconut and glaze in the background and "Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Coconut Glaze" text on top

I still haven’t had a cronut. Not the original and not an imitation. And I feel like my life may be somewhat lacking because of that. But before I can get too caught up in that fact, the world has already moved on to the next thing in food fads… One of which is the wonut. Yup, a combination of a waffle and a donut. Because, does life really get any better than that? I obviously haven’t had a wonut yet either. Mainly because I live in Boston and we don’t often do cool things like that here. And even if we did, I’m probably too lazy to get up at the crack of dawn and stand in line for one. Delivery, please?

I didn’t actually think about wonuts (come on, that is seriously the best word ever) until I was eating these waffles. And then I realized my waffles were a bit wonut-like in that they’re deliciously sweet waffles with a made-for-donuts glaze drizzled on top. It’s like combining the best of both worlds and then sprinkling toasted coconut on top. If I could open up my own wonut shop in Boston, I totally would. But something tells me I’d be breaking some sort of health code… Not to mention, there’s probably already a trademark or two taken out on the word wonut. I’d have to call my creation something else…. Like a doaffle? Doesn’t really have the same ring to it, does it? So, I’ll just call these Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Coconut Glaze and call it a day. A really, really good day.

Like pancakes, waffles are incredibly easy to make. Even when you get all fancy with coconut and a glaze, they can still be made quickly and easily. Which is probably why they make an ideal breakfast dish. You can mix some ingredients together with your eyes closed. Just be careful when it comes time to use the waffle iron…. You might want to open your eyes for that part.

Also open your eyes when you’re toasting the coconut to sprinkle on top of your stack of coconut waffles. It goes from pure white to burnt to a crisp very quickly in the toaster oven or regular oven, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Collage showing making of coconut waffles with vanilla coconut glaze, including toasted coconut on baking sheet, waffle batter, and waffles on baking sheet

Serve the waffles in a stack, drizzling glaze over the top and sprinkling on toasted coconut.

Closeup of coconut waffles with vanilla coconut glaze topped with toasted coconut with a coffee mug and bowls of toasted coconut and glaze in the background

I almost feel bad posting this on a Monday because, well, I’m assuming most of you are not enjoying a nice leisurely breakfast this morning. I know I’m certainly not. I’m probably sitting at my desk eating a yogurt and maybe a banana as you’re reading this. How depressing.

Closeup of stack of coconut waffles with vanilla coconut glaze and toasted coconut on a white plate

Maybe I’ll have to move a waffle iron into my office, so I can make my Mondays a little bit brighter. Of course, it would make for a messy desk and I’d probably light the toaster oven on fire toasting my coconut, but it would be worth it. I should have at least brought a travel mug full of the glaze with me. Would that be weird? I’d be on some kind of crazy sugar high.

Do you have a favorite mug? I drink out of my Black Dog mug every weekend. There’s just something about the weight of it that makes it my ideal coffee mug. I’ve sadly never even been to Martha’s Vineyard, but my mom got me this mug back when I was in college and it’s been a favorite ever since.

Bird's eye view of coconut waffles with vanilla coconut glaze topped with toasted coconut on a white plate with bowls of toasted coconut and glaze and a coffee mug in the background

These coconut waffles are most definitely a new favorite, too. I ate an entire stack of them.

Overhead view of coconut waffles with vanilla coconut glaze topped with toasted coconut with coffee cup and bowls of toasted coconut and glaze in the background

They aren’t super sturdy waffles and instead are incredibly moist and packed with flavor. The kind that are easy to cut into and simply melt in your mouth. That could have had something to do with vanilla coconut glaze.

The toasted coconut on top was basically the same thing as a cherry on top of an ice cream sundae. Not totally necessary, but so so worth it. I could eat toasted coconut by the handful. Or the waffle-ful.

Overhead view of coconut waffles with vanilla coconut glaze topped with toasted coconut with coffee cup and bowls of toasted coconut and glaze in the background

If you’re a coconut lover or are close to someone who is, you need to put these coconut waffles on your brunch menu ASAP!

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

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If you have a love for coconut, these Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Coconut Glaze are for you! They're even topped with toasted coconut and are the best reason to get out of bed in the morning!
Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Coconut Glaze
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

If you love coconut, these Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Coconut Glaze are for you! They're even topped with toasted coconut and are the best reason to get out of bed in the morning!

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup coconut milk (in a carton)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut, plus 1/4 cup for topping
  • Vanilla Coconut Glaze (recipe below)
Vanilla Coconut Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk (in a carton)
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium bow, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  2. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk together buttermilk, coconut milk, eggs, and melted butter.

  3. Pour dry mixture into wet mixture and stir until just combined, being careful not to over-mix. Fold in 1/3 cup coconut.

  4. Heat waffle iron and spray lightly with cooking oil or brush with canola oil. Pour batter into waffle iron, close iron, and let cook for 3-5 minutes, until waffles are golden. If you’re not going to eat the waffles right away, place on a foil-covered baking sheet and place in a warmed oven.

  5. Place remaining 1/4 C coconut on a foil-lined baking tray and place in a toaster oven for a couple minutes, until nice and brown. Be sure to keep a close eye on it as the coconut could get dark quickly!

  6. Serve waffles in a stack, drizzling glaze over the top and sprinkling on toasted coconut. 

Vanilla Coconut Glaze
  1. Whisk together confectioners' sugar, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. If you'd like the glaze to be thicker, add some more sugar. If you'd like a thinner glaze, add more coconut milk.

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18 Responses to "Coconut Waffles with Vanilla Coconut Glaze"

  1. Ohhh wow. This makes my english muffin with peanut butter look sad in comparison.

  2. You had me at wonut πŸ™‚

  3. Justine says:

    My fruit for breakfast is looking lame right about now. I want these instead!

  4. Monique says:

    GET IN MY BELLY!
    those waffles look amazing! I had a bowl of oatbran with cinnamon and almond milk… you win!
    I haven’t had a cronut or a wonut but I have had a doughssant from Chikalicious in the east village. A little greasy if I’m being honest- but kind of delicious.

  5. Pam says:

    I love anything with coconut! They look tasty.

  6. Tara says:

    I would love to try a cronut! I walked by the line when I was in NYC but even I couldn’t even do the line, it was ridiculous. We have a few imitations in San Francisco but there’s nothing like the original.

  7. I still haven’t had a cronut either! I’m so impatient that I would never wait in line for one. I’ll just be the last person on earth to try one after they aren’t cool anymore. Love these waffles! Every element is full of coconut. Can’t wait to make these!

  8. Love this combo of flavors!! I haven’t eaten a cronut and hadn’t even heard of a wonut before your post. You had me laughing at “doaffle” though haha. I would love toasted coconut topping all of my breakfasts!

  9. Odetta says:

    This could work as dinner too! What a great photo!

  10. Meghan says:

    I have had a major waffle craving lately. These look so good!

  11. That coconut vanilla glaze is calling my name! I’m about to head to bed but now all I can think about is these waffles!

  12. best breakfast idea ever!

  13. i TOTALLY need to try these, asap. i say that about tons of recipes but with these waffles…ohh yeah. coconut anything is my bff!

  14. I’ve never had a cronut either. They offered them for mail order once but it was a chocolate one. I’m hoping they’ll offer them again. If I lived in NYC, I wouldn’t stand in line, but I’d probably ask my dad to do it πŸ™‚ Or maybe I’d just make these waffles.

  15. briarrose says:

    This is how I would love my day to start….a delicious plate of these waffles. Now if only my toddler could whip them up for me. πŸ˜‰

  16. Monica says:

    Oh, this makes me crave a waffle maker!

  17. Shannah says:

    I can’t wait to try these. My husband loves coconut on everything.

  18. Liz says:

    If you love coconut like me, you’ve gotta try these pancakes! Gimme all the coconut!!! <3

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