Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tropical Waffles



This is an ongoing segment on using coconut products in the kitchen, thanks to the folks at Tropical Traditions. Coconut products offer different health benefits. Here is what I learned about Coconut Flour and Coconut Oil. My newest coconut product to try out is dried Coconut Chips.

From their website:  They are 100% natural Shredded Coconut, Coconut Flakes, and Coconut Chips are made from organic dried coconuts in the Philippines that are grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. This premium dried coconut contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened. Unlike most dried coconut on the market, our dried coconut products are not treated with sulfites to keep them white. They are a great addition to recipes and baking, or just for snacks! 


Note: The Shredded Coconut is a very small cut, suitable for baking, such as making macaroons. The Coconut Flakes are a larger shredded coconut cut, perfect for garnishing or toppings, such as the top of a coconut cream pie. The Coconut Chips are a much larger cut that can be used as a snack food. You can mix them with nuts and dried fruit, for example.

We loved eating the coconut chips as a snack.  We also mixed them with nuts and dried berries for a snack mix. I made waffles this morning and included coconut chips and coconut flour! Here is the recipe:

Tropical Waffles

2 c. flour (half coconut, half whole wheat-use any variety)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c. coconut chips
4 eggs
2 T. sugar
1 c. milk
1/4 c. melted butter
1 tsp. nutmeg (I only used the nutmeg with these tropical waffles. For my regular waffles I omit the nutmeg)
3 bananas cut into slices
syrup
powdered sugar
blueberries and strawberries as toppings

Mix together all dry ingredients in one bowl. In another mix wet ingredients. Combine all ingredients, including bananas. Mix quickly until combined.  Cook in waffle iron.  Top waffle with berries. ( This is my regular waffle mix. For the Tropical Waffles I added nutmeg, bananas and coconut chips.)

Here are some of my other coconut recipes: 
Dried coconut recipes from Tropical Traditions
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ENDS June  5th
Thanks to Tropical Traditions for the Coconut Flakes to review.  The recipe and opinions are my own tasty words. 

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Can't wait to try Tropical Traditions Coconut Chips.

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