All week I look forward to our sunday breaksfasts. Sunday mornings always go at a different pace for us, sometimes we have a lot on sundays and sometimes our sundays are super chill, but no matter what we have going on we always take time to make something delicious for breakfast and sit down at the table together without our phones or anything to distract us and enjoy opur breakfast together.

This is something we have been doing for the past year and it makes a huge difference.

Marc and I spend almost all of our time together, we work in the same office, so we take the train to and from work together, we eat lunch together almost everyday, we do most things outside of work together but there is always distractions.

Sometimes if it’s been a really hectic day we make something easy for dinner and eat in front of the TV, sometimes one or both of us has work to do at night so sunday breakfast is our time for us. A time for us to sit together without distractions and enjoy each others company sometimes we talk about our week, or the house or TV shows or movies and sometimes we just sit quietly. There is no pressure, it’s just time for us.

Things have been especally crazy lately, Marc has just been promoted so that adds extra work, we have house stuff happening and I have been working hard on this blog. So having that time everyweek where we set everything aside and just be has been so amazing. The 30 minutes to an hour we take for breakfast is really rejuvenating, it leaves me feeling calm and at ease with the world even if we have a thousand things we need to do.

These waffles came about becuase I was being indesicive about what to make and Marc said he wanted waffles. As soon as he said waffles I thought of the pineapple I had just brought and knew I wanted to make coconut waffles.

The waffles are light and crispy with a subtle undertone of coconut, the pineapple is caramelised and sweet and the vanilla whipped cream round these out. I thought they might need a sauce but they are perfect as is, and surprisingly light. I find some waffles to be heavy and leave me feeling like I’ve eaten too much that won’t happen with these.

Coconut Waffles with Caramelised Pineapple

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Self Raising Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and ¼ cups coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 30g butter
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced into thin pieces
  • Whipped cream to serve

Method

Preheat your waffle maker to medium.

Place the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl and whisk to combine. Add the egg, coconut milk and oil and mix until smooth.

Once you waffle maker is hot pour in spoonful’s of the waffle mix and cook for 8-10 minutes or until golden.

Note: the waffles will be soft when you take them out but they crisp up beautifully. I like to preheat my oven to 100 degrees and place the waffles in as I cook them to keep them warm.

Once you have the last waffles cooking. Place the butter and brown sugar in a fry pan over medium high heat and wait until the butter has melted then add the pineapple and cook until golden and syrupy.

Place two waffles in each plate, top with a generous spoon of whipped cream and divide the pineapple between the plates. Drizzle the leftover syrup over the top.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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