Whole Wheat Coconut Waffles

Whole Wheat Coconut Waffles | Once Upon a Recipe

Weekends are for making things a little extraordinary. Weekends are for sleeping in and lounging around. Weekends are for not getting dressed until you damn well feel like it. And if you don’t damn well feel like it until 4pm, that’s totally cool. Weekends are for slowly sipping hot coffee and enjoying that extra cup. Weekends are for reading a good book or catching up on your favorite TV shows. Weekends are for indulging a little. Weekends are for waffles.

Whole Wheat Coconut Waffles | Once Upon a Recipe

Whole Wheat Coconut Waffles | Once Upon a Recipe

Yesterday morning, I was craving something a little extraordinary for breakfast. Sadly, my fridge and cupboards were practically bare after a long and busy week. No milk. One egg. No fruit or vegetables aside from a few frozen raspberries. However, I did have a can of coconut milk gathering dust in the very back of my pantry. (At one time, it shared space with this dreamboat.) Whole wheat coconut waffles were born!

Simple to prepare, healthy, and most importantly, delicious – these waffles satisfied my extraordinary Saturday morning craving and fueled me up for a little Christmas shopping. I’m certain they made me more patient too. And trust me, at this time of year, we could all use a little extra patience.

Whole Wheat Coconut Waffles | Once Upon a Recipe

It’s a hectic time of year, I get it. But do consider taking a morning time out during the coming couple of weeks to enjoy an extraordinary breakfast!

Whole Wheat Coconut Waffles

Despite the use of both coconut milk and coconut oil, the coconut flavor in these waffles isn’t overwhelming. They tasted delicious with a dusting of powdered sugar and some fruit. Makes about 4 large waffles. 

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2 TBSP. raw cane sugar

1 large egg

1 can light coconut milk

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the egg, coconut milk, coconut oil and vanilla. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix just until barely combined. The batter will be lumpy.

Fill the wells of your waffle maker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions (about 4 minutes in my waffle maker). Serve with your favorite toppings. Happy weekending!

Whole Wheat Coconut Waffles | Once Upon a Recipe


  1. Those look great, like they would make such a great breakfast!

  2. I love how you’ve photographed them 🙂 So festive!

  3. Saw your photo and into the kitchen I went. I made them gluten free; delicious!

  4. Look like some yummy great waffles right here! I can smell how delicious they are from here! 😉

  5. These look so good! and are pretty, too. Way to scavenge the pantry!

  6. These look so good! I love that coconut kick.

  7. These look so good! And that dish is beautiful. I was at the GF Diner yesterday and was able to have french toast, they have waffles too but I bet yours taste better ; )

  8. Love the dusting of powdered sugar! Somehow I’ve never thought to add coconut to my waffles. Deeeelish

  9. Their just gorgeous, remind me a little the ones my grandma used to make (minus the coconut milk), but this way they sound even better!

  10. These sound great! I’ve never cooked with coconut milk before and would like to try it.

  11. Pinned this recipe! i’m totally going to make it in the next couple weeks.

  12. These look amazing Amanda! I love these times a million!

  13. I love the flavor in these fluffy waffles! They look so delicious and perfect for a holiday morning breakfast… or for any lazy weekend! Great recipe, Amanda.

  14. Sounds delicious. Anything with coconut milk and I’m sold!

  15. Great waffles! love that plate!

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