Hello Spring! Crispy Coconut Waffles with Mango

Posted March 22, 2015 by Stephanie
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It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can chill out in your pajamas. Every Sunday I’ll post a brunch recipe. Soon you won’t be asking, where should we go for brunch – instead it’ll be, what should we make for brunch today?
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mango coconut waffles -

mango coconut waffles -

mango coconut waffles -

mango coconut waffles - mango coconut waffles -

mango coconut waffles -

mango coconut waffles -

The other day I was reading an article about how in this day and age, true love is waiting to binge watch TV shows with your significant other. Let me tell you what true love looks like in my house. On Thursday night after Mike and I had a really large lunch with a friend, we decided to skip out on eating a real dinner. Mike said he wasn’t hungry but I was feeling munch-y so I made myself some nachos.

I asked if he wanted any, but he didn’t, so I went to it, eating all the best parts – you know, the cheesy bits with loads of stuff on top. Later, after my nacho binge, I left the baking sheet on the counter, with the sad rejected chips that had no cheese. I fully intended to clean it all up, after I came out of my food coma.

I got caught up in watching some random show on TV and hours later, when I went to the kitchen to clean up, everything was gone. “So sweet,” I thought to myself, “Mike must’ve cleaned up for me!” Turns out he wasn’t really cleaning up in the literal sense of cleaning up. He just ate the leftover non-cheesy chips. I felt horrible! Everyone knows that you’re not supposed to eat all the good bits yourself! It was completely selfish of me. But then again, he did say that he didn’t want any.

Anyway, just wanted to say: in this day and age, yes, true love is waiting patiently for your schedules to sync up so you can binge watch shows together. But it’s also eating the sad leftovers your wife leaves for you after eating all the choice bits herself.

I made Mike these waffles to make up for it but they didn’t really go over that well because, well, Mike doesn’t actually like mangos. Oops. Don’t worry – fried chicken is on its way and I’m going to leave him ALL the drumsticks because those are his jam.

Crispy Coconut Waffles with Mango Recipe
serves 4

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • mangos, sliced
  • whipped cream, if desired
  • maple syrup, if desired

In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt. In liquid measuring cup, whisk together the melted coconut oil, coconut milk and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just combined. Let sit while you heat up your waffle iron.

Grease your waffle iron if needed and cook waffles according to waffle iron instructions or until the waffles are golden brown and crispy.

Serve with sliced mangos and cream and syrup, if desired.


  1. I have another tab on my browser open for Amazon and I am quite literally searching for a good waffle iron after seeing these – they look incredible! :)

  2. Oh yum! I (unlike Mike) love mangoes, so I think these will be very happy in my tummy (especially with all that coconut going on).

  3. June Burns says:

    Oh man…wish I had a couple of those waffles right now! They look awesome, so crispy and sweet. Love the addition of mango :)

  4. Heather says:

    I keep saying we can’t buy any more kitchen appliances but we don’t have a waffle maker and I reallllly want one! It’s definitely the first on my list when we decide to lift our appliance moratorium. I read that binge watching article too – I drive my husband crazy because I’m usually the one who says we should stop watching. We end up watching a lot of shows separately because of that. I AM almost done all ten seasons of Friends though so apparently I have no problems watching that ;).

  5. Adrianna says:

    Good gracious woman. True love is these waffles.

  6. cynthia says:

    This is brunch HEAVEN!! Ahhh coconut and mango are one of my favorite combos ever — this is perfection. Now if only I had a waffle maker! And bahaha awww the nacho story. At least the chips got “cleaned up” and now he has drumsticks coming for him too — win win!!!

  7. Abby says:

    This is the best ‘Sunday Brunch’ yet, Steph! Your photos are amazing, and that mango… yum!!!!

  8. lol, i’m just loling at your nachos story over here, lol. don’t mind me.

    ps — love these waffles.

  9. Screw the waffles! Where’s that fried chicken recipe? :D

  10. Ahhh so cute!! I love those little things. My boyfriend never texts me after 7pm because he knows I have to be in bed so darn early for work and doesn’t want to wake me up (I totally would wake up and reply to his texts and stay up for an hour texting). Little things like that are really special!

  11. Alana says:

    You and your hubz make me so happy. Totally remind me all the time that true love exists. HAHA to the nacho story and then the waffle story and hooray for chicken!! These waffles are totally MY jam cause I love mango + coconut all day every day!

  12. Kathryn says:

    Coconut and mango is definitely one of the best combos ever + these waffles look like pure sunshine!

  13. Trish says:

    I am SO into this making brunch at home thing! And mango has been on errrrrrrything in my life these days. These are PERFECT!

  14. I know what’s for breakfast this Saturday! These sound (and of course look) awesome. In addition to the coconut milk and oil, I’m going to use coconut sugar to add to the coconut theme. :)

  15. I had some waffles very similar to these for brunch the other day, but they were served with pineapple compote! Yours look so delicious – I shall definitely have a go at making them! :) xx

  16. Why don’t I own a waffle iron?? I’m going to have to run out and get one, because this recipe is calling my name!!

  17. Hiromi says:

    Love your blog and photos! I’ve been looking for the perfect waffle recipe and I think this might be it. What kind of coconut milk did you use for this? The canned kind used for curries, etc or the stuff that comes in a carton like soy milk? Thanks!

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      I used the canned kind!

  18. Anna Karen says:

    I come from a place on earth where not having a waffle iron is unheard of (just saying since so many who commented don´t own one). But coconut oil has just recently come into play and mangos are very excotic. I just bought a whole lot of coconut oil but didn´t know what to do with it so I googled it and found this recipe and made these delicious waffles for dinner, and wow, even though they smelled really weird while baking they taste just like regular waffles only slightly better! I loved them with just sugar and some syrop. I think this is the first time something “healthy” doesn´t disappoint! :)

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