Waffles using coconut flour

My mother in law gave Bryan coconut flour when he went over for something…I can’t remember what.

He comes home from his parents, gives me a little container of white stuff and demands waffles. Originally I thought he was joking so I ignored him. Two hours later, “When are you going to make the waffles?”

This is not a joke. This is not a test of the Bryan hunger system. This is not test.

The man is dead serious.

Then he tells me, “Oh, add an egg or liquid and mix it with normal flour.”

What did the man give me? Coconut flour.

I have never worked with this flour in my life. So, I had to do some research.

Coconut flour is made from dried coconut meat leftover from making coconut milk. It is denser than normal flour and very little is needed. However, you cannot fully replace flour with coconut flour because it binds differently. It is rich in protein and fiber and is great for gluten-free diets.

That’s what Bryan meant by add liquid and mix with normal flour.

It smells like coconut, has a light coconut taste to it.

Waffles it is, then

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Coconut Flour Waffles

3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cup milk
2 eggs
splash of vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat waffle iron.

In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

Add milk, vanilla, and eggs until well combined.

Stir in melted butter.

Spray cooking spray onto waffle iron.

Pour 1/6 of the batter into the waffle iron well.

Cook until golden brown.

Makes 6. Per Waffle.

The waffle in the picture has chocolate chips in it.

You know how you usually have to separate the eggs and whip the egg white into meringue form to create those delicately light and fluffy waffles? Um, yeah. Coconut flour makes them light and fluffy and airy. No longer do you have to look for the hand mixer and dirty extra things in order to get those amazing light fluffy clouds of happiness.

And there’s a light coconut taste to them which makes them even better.

So, if you want the best most yummy and amazing waffles that will make your family swoon without overextending yourself and using more electrical equipment than it’s worth, make these waffles.

You’ll never go back to the hand mixing meringue folding into batter waffles again.

Cut’s the time in half and is less of a hassle. Because we all know deep down inside when we crave waffles, there’s a groan of OMG, I don’t want to take all day making these damn things because I have no clue where the hand mixer is and then take the rest of the day trying to clean the thongs. But you make them anyway, because of that puppy look on your baby girl’s face that makes everything worth it. And next thing you know, you’re out of batter and it’s time to clean.

Now all you have to clean is a bowl.

 

 

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