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.
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.
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.
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