Lemon Coconut Waffles

I guess it’s all about lemon here at IBC this week! (Speaking of, did you get a chance to try my super simple recipe for Lemontinis?)

Anywho, If these waffles aren’t worth getting out of bed for, then I don’t know what is! Here’s my latest creation.

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I came up with this mountain of awesomeness as a result of wanting to create a unique spring-inspired breakfast using items I had on hand.

I started with my go-to waffle recipe as a base, and jazzed it up with the addition of lemon and coconut.
Here’s what you’ll need to get these cooking…

3 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

3/4 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
3 tbls melted butter
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup buttermilk

1 lemon zested and juiced

Lemon Cream Cheese Icing:
8oz cream cheese (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 lemon juice (you may need more lemon juice based on the desired thickness of your icing)

Toasted Coconut for Garnish:
1 cups sweetened, shredded coconut

Got it? Good! Let’s get cooking!

Begin your waffles by mixing all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Then, mix all your wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

Next, cook your waffles. I have a square iron that makes four, 4in square waffles. I use a heaping cup of batter. I like the look of the imperfect edges. I used the hottest setting and cook until golden brown.

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 To make the lemon cream cheese icing, whisk together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice. Add more powdered sugar and less lemon juice for a thicker icing.

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Toasted coconut is the finishing touch for these waffles. 

Spread your coconut on a baking sheet and bake in the over at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes. Stir coconut every five minutes to brown evenly.

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Assembly your waffles and your done! 

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Honestly, I know these are waffles, but it’s seriously like eating cake for breakfast. And I simply adore cake for breakfast. Doesn’t everyone?

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Though Operation 20lbs prevented me from putting my entire face into this plate, I did steal a bite or two… or three. 


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  • alli at

    I made these this morning, and they are super scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Anonymous at

    Awesome! I gotta try this…I love, love, love coconut! Thanks!

  • Rachel's Cottage House at

    Wow – these look marvelous! You can count on me to make these! 🙂 Btw – you might be interested stopping over to my blog to enter my chobani giveaway…

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    Can I just get a vat of the cream cheese frosting to eat plain?

  • Debra from Bungalow at

    I don;t really like coconut but these waffles are making my mouth water!

    Happy Spring!

  • Anonymous at

    Michael, I’m loving your blog! You seem like a really wonderful and creative guy!
    Since I love lemon anything these waffles look like a sure winner! One question–in the icing ingredients, is it the juice of half a lemon?
    Harriet in NC

  • Lap Dog Knits at

    michael,michael,michael….you’re killing me…
    first my favorite drink ever…lemontini..now these???

  • Patti at

    My mouth is watering – They look so delish!!

  • Funky Junk Interiors at

    How in heck do you refrain from this lack of indulging?!? These look amazing!

    And here I patiently wait for some low cal fat free fare because I know you’d make that amazing too. 🙂


  • Katie R at

    looks so yummy!! have you made the coconut lime scones off pinterest?

  • Danielle at

    I really don’t like waffles much but these make me want to lick my computer screen – Is that weird?

  • SILVIA at

    this looks awesome!!! i must buy a waffle maker..thank you

  • Melissa at

    Oh my goodness! They look gorgeous! Super creative and delicious pairing! Yummy, yum! xoxo

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