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Since waffle recipes require a special appliance, it only stands to reason that more people are going to make pancakes. I’m guilty of that, too. But I own a waffle maker, so I have no excuse!
My son sort of got on me about it recently, in his very cute and influential way. So not only did I end up making homemade waffles – I made the best waffle recipe with coconut, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream! And they were SO good.
Whether they’re square, round, Belgian waffles or American waffles, the best waffle recipe should have a crisp exterior and soft, fluffy inside. They should never stick to the waffle iron once done cooking, and should remain light and airy once they’ve cooled.
One of the best things about waffles is their versatility. Make them sweet, savory, add mix-ins to the batter, or change how you top them.
I’ve been known to serve waffles with my homemade chili for a fun and delicious dinner!
Ingredients for these dessert waffles
Dry ingredients you need: all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Wet ingredients you need: eggs, coconut milk, and unsalted butter.
Additional ingredients you need: sweetened coconut flakes, chocolate sauce, toasted almonds, and whipped cream.
- Add a small handful of fresh chopped berries to the batter.
- Replace the almonds with a different nut, or simply omit it.
- Dust with powdered sugar instead of topping with whipped cream.
- Drizzle my homemade caramel sauce over them instead of my chocolate sauce. Or use both!
Can you refrigerate waffle batter? Yes. Cooking waffle batter right away is ideal, but you can make it in advance. It must be kept in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator. Typically the batter separates a little as it stands or is stored, but it can be whisked gently to bring it back together. Also be aware that the baking powder may lose some of its potency if storing this overnight, so the waffles might not rise as much.
Can you freeze waffle batter? Yes, waffle batter can be frozen. Seal the container tightly so no air, moisture, or odors may enter the batter. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
How long does waffle batter last? This particular batter can be made and stored in the fridge up to 2 days in advance or frozen up to 3 weeks.
I actually recommend cooking up all the batter right away and then storing the cooked cooled waffles.
Storing leftover waffles
I often make a double batch of waffles, so I can have some ready in minutes!
To store leftover waffles in the refrigerator: Let the cooked waffles cool completely, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
To store leftover waffles in the freezer:
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place cooled waffles in a single layer. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper.
- Flash freeze for a few hours until they’re somewhat stiff.
- Transfer the waffles to a freezer safe plastic bag with pieces of parchment paper in between each one (which helps prevent sticking.)
- Layer as many as can fit in the bag and remove as much air as possible.
- They will keep in the freezer for 1-2 months, although quality will diminish over time.
How To Reheat Frozen Waffles:
- Oven: The best way to bring frozen waffles back to their original texture is by baking them in the oven, directly on a clean oven rack, for about 10 minutes at 300 degrees F.
- Toaster: If the slots on your toaster oven are wide enough, you can simply drop a few waffles in and toast for a few minutes.
- Microwave: You can reheat waffles in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds if you’re in a pinch, but they won’t be crispy.
This easy waffle recipe is truly one of the best! And now I have a different problem; the kids don’t complain that I don’t make waffles enough – they complain that I don’t make THESE dessert waffles enough!
A few other recipes we absolutely love that could pass for breakfast or dessert are:
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Coconut Dessert Waffles
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 3 large eggs
- 14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes plus more for topping
- 1/4 cup chocolate sauce
- 1/3 cup chopped, toasted almonds
- whipped cream for serving
- In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In medium bowl beat eggs; whisk in the coconut milk and melted butter. Stir in coconut flakes.
- Add egg mixture to flour mixture all at once. Stir just until moistened.
- Preheat a waffle maker and lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray; pour some batter onto grids (amount will vary depending on waffle maker.) Close lid quickly; do not open until done. Bake according to manufacturers directions (about 3 minutes or until golden brown). When done, use a fork to lift waffle off grid. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Drizzle baked waffles with chocolate sauce, sprinkle with almonds, and top with whipped cream.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
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