With this recipe, you can make two servings of the waffle stack from 1 full waffle (which means it’s perfect for sharing with your roomie :3). If you only want to make one waffle stack, use half the amount of each ingredient listed below. Since this recipe requires a little more time than grabbing the usual cereal for breakfast, this is a perfect treat for the weekend after a long week. 🙂 Ingredients:
About 2/3 cup prepared waffle batter (for an 8 inch waffle; how much batter you’ll need depends on how big the waffle maker is)
½ cup cantaloupe, thin slices
2 tsp honey
2 tsp shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
- Spray the waffle maker with non-stick spray. Pour the waffle batter into the waffle maker. (If you’re using only half the amount of batter, pour the batter into one half of the waffle maker.) Let it cook for the necessary amount of time (the waffle maker at my dining hall has a time limit of 2 minutes.) While the waffle is cooking, begin slicing the cantaloupe. The thinner the slices, the easier it will be for the stack to hold together.
- Remove the waffle once it is cooked. Slice the waffle in half and drizzle 1 tsp of honey on one half. Place the sliced cantaloupe on top of the honey.
- Add the rest of the honey over the cantaloupe, then sprinkle the shredded coconut (the honey will help the coconut to stick.) Place the other half of the waffle over the coconut and slice in half again, making 2 waffle stacks. Use the picture above as a reference if you’re confused as to what it’s supposed to look like! ^
I usually use honey as a substitute for syrup on waffles and pancakes since it’s less sweet and it complements fruits more than syrup does. If I were making this at home, I would probably use an orange-blossom honey or a slightly smoky/spicy infused honey as a dessert waffle, just to keep things interesting! The slightly crunchy coconut contrasts the soft canteloupe and the waffle, but if you want to upgrade this waffle, you could also use crushed pistachios!
These are just some suggestions off the top of my head, please comment below if you had the chance to try any of these!