Toasted Coconut Buttermilk Waffles

Dish Count :: 2 Bowls, 1 Waffle Iron

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Whew, it’s official and I can finally spill the beans – Ben landed one of two medical/surgical residencies at a local hospital. It’s been seven months in the making and this is the best news we could have received before we kick off Love Fest Weekend 2015. His night shift rotations are nothing new, and even with this new job, we know they aren’t going anywhere any time soon – but the idea that we will actually get to spend more predictable weekends together is absolutely a welcomed thought to both of us.

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Saturday mornings have become our routine date “night”, and where we would either go out for breakfast at the local cafe like the two old people we are, sitting at our usual table and order the same thing off the menu, or staying in and making breakfast as we watched the latest episodes of This Old House on PBS. You think I’m kidding…

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But when we stay in we switch it up from time to time, and after coming home from vacation I went on a massive coconut binge – giving us these toasted coconut buttermilk waffles. So, this Valentine’s Day weekend, this is what we will be having on his last weekend of freedom before the new job starts.  One big hurrah for this new adventure and the love that got us this far. I know, barf. The love part – not the waffles part. These waffles – to die for.

If you’re feeling all lovie dovie but are still trying to plan a Valentine’s Day Menu, look no further!

Almond Sugar Hearts – Hola Jalapeno

No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache from Baked by Rachel

Berry Heart Parfaits – Weelicious

Fresh Lobster with Potatoes and Corn – Bev Cooks

Valentine Breakfast with Heart Pancake Art – A Spicy Perspective

Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Picky Palate

Miso Glazed Black Cod – Closet Cooking

Mini Strawberry Hand Pies – Table for Two

Beet and Merlot Risotto – Heather Christo

Yield: 6 Waffles

Toasted Coconut Buttermilk Waffles

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups Flour


2 Tbsp Sugar


1/2 tsp Salt


1/2 tsp Baking Soda


1/2 cup Sour Cream


2 Eggs


1/2 tsp Vanilla


1/4 cup Vegetable Oil


1/2  cup Seltzer Water


3/4 cup Buttermilk


1/2 cup Toasted Shredded Coconut


Directions:

Preheat waffle iron to medium high heat.


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk together sour cream, eggs, vanilla, oil, and buttermilk. Gently pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir to combine. Gently mix in the seltzer water and toasted coconut.


Pour into heated waffle iron and bake until golden brown. Serve immediately with maple, or coconut syrup.


Mildly adapted from ATK's Buttermilk Waffles