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Hawaiian Waffles

 Hawaiian Waffles
"I created this waffle recipe to recapture the memorable tropical tastes we enjoyed while visiting Hawaii," explains Darlene Markel of Stayton, Oregon.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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

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Hawaiian Waffles (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until stiff peaks form; fold into batter (batter will be thick).
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 446 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 495 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.