Coconut Waffles with Tropical Fruit and Granola

Coconut Waffles with Tropical Fruit and Granola is a healthy recipe perfect for a brunch or breakfast. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a taste of the tropics.

The Best Waffles Ever! Coconut Waffles with Tropical Fruit and Granola Low Calorie Low Fat Breakfast

I don’t really consider myself a waffle person. When we go out for breakfast, I rate the place on how good their biscuits and gravy are. If I’m splurging on eating breakfast out, that is what I want but it isn’t exactly light or healthy. One time when we were out for breakfast, I decided to take a chance on a waffle. It said it came with lots of fruit and granola. It sort of sounded “light’. This humongous waffle arrived loaded with tropical fruit and granola. It looked so appetizing. Mentally I told myself “Eat half, this sucker is huge.” One bite and I was in heaven. This beauty needed no syrup. The fruit had created a little juice and the granola gave incredible crunch. Who needs biscuits and gravy when you can have Coconut Waffles with Tropical Fruit and Granola?

We rarely go out for breakfast. It is hard to find two people who are less of morning people than my husband and me. He is actually worse than me. I’m the type of person you don’t want to talk to until I’ve had a cup of coffee. He is the type that doesn’t even get out of bed to drink coffee. He pulls the covers of his head, rolls over and snores some more. Our little one on the other hand, wakes up so unbelievably happy, chirpy as I call it. She has a bounce to her step and laughter in your voice. I stumble down the stairs with the dog, which I’ve had to call two or three times because she doesn’t want to wake up either, and turn on the espresso machine. Then I let the dog out. First things first, coffee first. Actually I like to start the day with a cappuccino. It is one of life’s little pleasures that I give thanks for every morning.

The Best Waffles Ever! Coconut Waffles with Tropical Fruit and Granola Low Calorie Low Fat Breakfast

I bring my coffee, my daughter’s milk and the dog back upstairs. The dog promptly goes back to bed. My husband has the covers pulled over his head and my daughter is trying to talk to him totally oblivious to the fact that he is pretending it is not morning. If it is a weekend, one of us takes Little “L” down and gets her breakfast. The other gets to stay in bed. We switch off the next day. Of course, I’m still down within an hour and usually make breakfast both days. My hubby, on the other hand, could sleep until noon, if we let him. Eventually someone is going to wake him up, the dog or our daughter. Banging pots and pans around the kitchen doesn’t do it.

If we are going to go out for breakfast on a weekend, it is going to end up being brunch. I can’t even remember the last time we went out for breakfast. Oh! Yes, I can. I just remembered! We were away for the weekend in Greeneville, SC and had the most delectable breakfast. They had biscuits the size of softballs and they were so light and fluffy. Some day we are returning to eat those delicious gems again. In the meantime, we can whip up some healthy and delicious waffles at home for breakfast or dinner. Brinner is one of our favorite meals after all.

The Best Waffles Ever! Coconut Waffles with Tropical Fruit and Granola Low Calorie Low Fat Breakfast

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Yields 4 waffles - 8 servings

Coconut Waffles with Tropical Fruit and Granola

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (150 gram)
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour (90 grams)
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup dried buttermilk powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (11.7 oz.) carton coconut water, divided (I used Zico)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1 cup chopped Pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped Papaya
  • Juice ½ lime
  • 2 cups homemade Cherry Cinnamon Granola or low-fat granola

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together fruit, lime juice and remaining coconut water. Set aside Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Meanwhile in a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, salt, buttermilk powder baking soda and cinnamon.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, eggs, vanilla and oil. Then whisk in 1 ¼ cups coconut water.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredient and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Stir gently until just combined. Batter should be lumpy.
  5. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, spread recommended amount of batter onto waffle iron and cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Top each serving with ¼ cup of granola and ¾ cup fruit.
  7. Additional toppings suggestions: butter and sugar free maple syrup.
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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    YUM!!!!
  2. Tropical fruit, granola and waffles are a winning combination! Now I'm day dreaming about being on a tropical island!
  3. Oh man, I'm all about anything coconut lately. These look great!

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