Hawaiian Waffles Recipe
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Hawaiian Waffles Recipe

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I created this waffle recipe to recapture the memorable tropical tastes we enjoyed while visiting Hawaii. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • Additional chopped macadamia nuts, toasted, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 446 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Combine egg yolks, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in pineapple, coconut and nuts. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter (batter will be thick).
  3. Preheat waffle iron. Fill and bake according to manufacturer's directions. Serve with pineapple sauce and additional nuts if desired. Yield: 16 (4-inch) waffles.
Originally published as Hawaiian Waffles in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p8

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ivory88chic User ID: 3438912 77455
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"These were so fantastic -- sweet, flavorful, easy -- thanks for such a fun alternative to regular waffles!"

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 69221
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"ince I already had commercially made pineapple ice cream topping in the fridge, I didn't make the topping listed, just added coconut to ours. Due to nut allergies, I subbed rice krispies for the nuts. They give a nutty flavor and crunch. I made Belgian waffles, and got 4 nice sized ones."

CDurfee86 User ID: 5804931 38699
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"These waffles were awesome! My husband loved them! I am not a fan of flaked coconut, so I substituted 1/4 cup cream of coconut instead and they were perfect!"

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