Cook It – Pina Colada Waffles

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Of all the breakfast foods, waffles seem to be the most versatile. Sure you can eat them with plain old maple syrup, but why would you when the possibilities are limitless? In the past I have made waffles shaped like Christmas trees, Santa, and even a Ninja Turtle. I have also made some pretty tasty combos like nutella and banana waffles, churro waffles, and apple spice waffles. But today, my friends, marked a first for me. Today was the day I created pineapple shaped waffles that tasted like a tropical paradise. I here by present to you my coconut waffles with warm pineapple maple rum sauce aka The Pina Colada waffles.

True, these waffles would taste just as good not shaped like a pineapple. But what is the fun in that? These waffles were so good that although I intended to take just one or two bites to make sure everything tasted right, I ended up eating the whole thing. They were warm and boozy and tasted like I was sitting at the beach sipping on my go to tropical cocktail. You must try these!

Waffle Recipe:

1 Cup flour
2 Tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. Coconut oil
1 cup coconut milk
1 egg

Mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl first, then add the wet and stir until just combined and cook in your waffle maker. For the green part of the pineapple I added a bit of spinach juice, but you could easily use food color.

Warm Pineapple Maple Rum Sauce:

2 Cups frozen pineapple
1 Cup maple syrup
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp rum

Simmer the first three ingredients together until the pineapple is tender (about 10 minutes). Add the rum and simmer another 1-2 minutes until some of the alcohol has evaporated. Blend in a food processor or blended pulsing until the pineapple chunks break down a bit but there are still a few small pieces.

Top your waffles with the pineapple rum sauce and some toasted coconut. Now dig in while everything is still warm and delicious.

P.S. If you need some virgin pina colada waffles, just omit the rum. They are still pretty tasty that way too!

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