Easy low fat coconut waffle recipe
Thanks to the season, Mangoes and Strawberries are fighting for Prime Seating (storing?!) arrangement in my fridge. The minute I open it, the aroma from the ripe mangoes and berries is overwhelming. So needless to say, we have been enjoying ourselves in its luxurious deliciousness. Our Farmer's Market was brimming in its full glory with all these luscious beauties that I have been going overboard with the purchases. With such gluttony comes the urgent need to consume them before they spoil on me. While searching for interesting recipes online, I came across this one which caught my fancy. I am so GLAD that I made these cos it has been a regular. I have made them about 6 times already which is a FIRST in my kitchen as far as waffles go. That mild coconut flavor is enticing and the compote of mangoes and strawberries provide the softness and fresh juiciness to it. One request - Enjoy these warm - as soon as you remove them from the waffle iron.
Easy low fat coconut waffle recipe
The Changes I Made Since we loved them so much and it came with the unappreciated baggage of fat, I made few changes. My requirement was to reduce the fat as much as possible without cutting down on that addictive flavor. The recipe I finally arrived at was optimal best for both flavor and health.  I bumped up the mangoes to 2, for the sole reason that I love them and I had many sitting in my fridge. The Honey replaced the sugar. I cut down on the butter and replaced it with healthy canola oil. I cut down on 1 whole egg by replacing it with additional milk. The remaining 2 whole eggs got replaced by egg whites since the whites are the powerhouse of nutrition (protein) with nada fat.
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • Yields: About 4 (7 inch diameter) Belgian style waffles
Ingredients
    For the compote
  • 2 ripe medium mangoes, peeled, pitted, and cut into small cubes
  • 450 grams (1 pint) strawberries , hulled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
    For the Coconut Waffles
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter , melted
  • 4 tbsp canola (vegetable) oil
  • 1-1/4 cup 2% fat milk
  • 4 egg whites, lightly beaten (see Tips)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (not sweetened cream of coconut)
  • 1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • Fresh mint , for garnish
Tips
To Make Eggless Waffles instead of 4 egg whites add additional 1/2 cup milk to the batter
Method
1. Toss the cubed mangoes, strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl.
2. Cover and let stand until the fruit gives off some juices, about 90 minutes. I think it would be easier if you could prep this the previous night, refrigerate it in order to enjoy in the morning. Since every time I made this, it was for Sunday brunch, I haven't tried doing the advance prepping yet.
3. Meanwhile, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl to combine.
4. In another bowl mix the melted butter, milk, eggs and coconut milk.
5. Now slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet .Whisk gently just until smooth;
6. Mix in the coconut.
7. Do not over-mix. Its more like folding than mixing.
8. Now prepare the waffles as per your waffle maker's instruction and cook accordingly.
9. I added 1 cup to my waffle maker and cooked it for 4 minutes. I made these using my Belgian Waffle Maker
Serve the waffles hot, spooning the compote on top. Garnish with the mint leaves. Easy low fat coconut waffle recipe

Recipe Reference

recipe adapted from oprah.com

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17 Comments

By Maria Fatima Pais on Jul 13, 2018

I am allergic to eggs so its good to know I can make these eggless, but will the texture be the same? Is it better I use butter instead of oil? How much please.

Try the flaxseed / chia seed substitute. Or half-half with applesauce. Those make almost as good a waffle like the ones with eggs. --DK

By Anamika @ madcookingfusions on Aug 22, 2012

this looks delish..loved the idea of adding coconut to the mixture and topped with yummy fruits :)

By Vaishali on Nov 15, 2011

can i use a sandwich cum waffle maker...only diff is the shape...its squarish and the grid is a bit larger........

By Vaishali on Nov 15, 2011

looks very tasty...am sure will be too, will definitely try it.

By Prag on Jun 29, 2011

Looks amazing, am going to try this one out ASAP.

By kiran singh on Jun 24, 2011

:wink: so yummy

By Umm Mymoonah on Jun 23, 2011

I love the flavour of coconut in the waffles, looks lovely.

By CurryLeaf on Jun 23, 2011

:P :P :P :P :P Pass it please. Waffles are in my wishlist. I must try this

By Priya on Jun 23, 2011

Incredible waffles, love that exotic touch DK..

By kadhyaa on Jun 23, 2011

8-O :-P yummy with mango and strawberry combo :)

By Reva on Jun 22, 2011

Wow.. If these yummies were on my plate , I would be more than happy to have it for breakfast everyday:) Fills you with much needed happiness to start the day.. too good:) Reva

By arundati on Jun 22, 2011

the first picture is stunning! makes me want to dig into the computer screen!!

By Vardhini on Jun 22, 2011

Waffles look yummy. Mango and strawberries .. nice combo. Vardhini Event: Dish it Out - Spinach and Garlic Event: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas - Broccoli

By Anu on Jun 22, 2011

If that's not some sexy breakfast waffles, what is? Awesome looking!

By Vimitha on Jun 22, 2011

Might have tasted heavenly... Yummy flavors...

By Priya on Jun 22, 2011

Looks crisp and awesome

By Priya on Jun 22, 2011

Looks crispy and awesome