Hawaiian Waffles

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


16 (4-inch) waffles

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
I created this waffle recipe to recapture the memorable tropical tastes we enjoyed while visiting Hawaii. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon


  • 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, room temperature
  • 1 cup 2% 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


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until sauce begins to thicken, 12-15 minutes; 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 maker. Fill and bake according to manufacturer's directions. Serve with pineapple sauce and additional nuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts

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