Matcha coconut waffles

 
Matcha coconut waffles
 

My first dog, Mandy, was terrified of our waffle maker. It wasn't just the waffle maker, but literally anything that beeped. So when we had the courage to actually make waffles, we'd have to quickly turn the machine off right before they were done.

Also don't worry. Mandy happily ate waffles. She just hated that beeping!

These are truly simple waffles because you just need your favorite waffle mix and a few other fixings. If you're not familiar with matcha, it's ground green tea. It kind of tastes like brewed green tea, but it's a bit more powerful than that! The color is also stunning and irresistable. 

Matcha coconut waffles
Matcha coconut waffles

Yep, matcha is bright green, but these are some fancy light green waffles.

Chocolate ganache is drizzled on top, and then the whole thing is sprinkled in pistachios and even more coconut. I love these flavors together and you HAVE to try these! Just make sure you have a waffle maker than doesn't beep or a puppy that doesn't mind it.

Matcha coconut waffles (for 2 waffles)

  • 1 cup waffle mix
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut (plus 1 tablespoon for garnish)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons half and half
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios, roughly chopped

Start by pre-heating your waffle maker.

In a big bowl combine the waffle mix, matcha powder and shredded coconut. Add the milk, egg and oil. Gently stir until just combined. Slightly lumpy is a-ok.

Cook your waffles, spraying the waffle maker with some non-stick cooking spray before each one. Remove them from the waffle maker when they start to brown on the outside.

While your waffles are cooking you can work on the chocolate ganache. Combine the chocolate chips and half and half in a small bowl. Microwave the bowl for 30 seconds at a time, until the chips are melted. The ganache should be silky smooth, but feel free to add more half and half if you want it to be thinner.

Serve the waffles by drizzling the ganache overtop, and sprinkling 'em with the rest of the coconut and the pistachios. Devour.