Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles

These Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles are made with Pamela’s baking mix, delicious to serve for any breakfast, brunch, or dinner!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles

Friends, when our guests came for the weekend recently, we had a full house. With just three bedrooms, plus our kids home, it was a little tight. But we were organized, and it was nice outside, so there was little time spent indoors.

I love it when kids come for a visit, as it reminds me of all the fun that we had with our kiddos. Parenting is not for wimps. It’s hard and takes a lot of sacrifice, but on the other hand, it’s full of so much FUN!

When I was preparing one of the meals, I handed a pair of scissors to the 2 girls … please make me a pretty centerpiece.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles

Back inside, the little girls cut and arranged some high desert foliage and flowers – so pretty!

Pamela’s Baking Mix, gluten-free

Hosting also reminds me to make special meals for guests who are on special diets. I like to keep Pamela’s Baking Mix, which is gluten-free, on hand. Keep it stocked in the cupboard, so if there’s any question at all, you know you’ve got the “gluten-free” part covered.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles

Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles

We made Pamela’s waffles one morning, served with Marion Blackberry Jam (I like to buy this at Costco, 2 in a pack, and it’s half the calories of regurlar jam, plus it’s made in Oregon!), and 100% maple syrup. (This summer I visited the berry fields in Oregon – so fun!)

Oh, and we added a special touch to the waffles: Coconut, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips in each waffle.

What waffle baker do we use? We love, love, love our KitchenAid Waffle Baker, because it bakes 2 at a time. YAY!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles

Divine, hot, with melted butter (and chocolate chips), a great way to start off our morning, before our long bike ride and trip to the pool.

Hospitality with kids

Our kids have seen us entertain so much over the years, that it reminds me of what we taught our kids about hosting, years ago.

Inviting people over is a gift to our guests. It takes sacrifice and work (and sometimes money), but in the long run we’re rewarded with stronger connections, better friendships, and investment in other people’s lives. We don’t look for a reward–it just supernaturally happens.

Things don’t have to be perfect. Do your best to be ready, then let the guests help when they come.

Now our kids are adults, and I see little kids around our table, with parents teaching them about how to be a good guest, and other hospitality principles. It’s the circle of life, and I love it.

Hospitality never looks the same! There’s always room for new and lovely ways to reach out and love on people, with food and a cozy home.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles

Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Try making extra and freeze for later use. Wrap in foil or plastic to store in freezer; reheat in the toaster. Great for open faced sandwiches!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1⁄2 cups Pamela's Ultimate Baking and Pancake Mix
  • 2⁄3 cup water (or soda water)
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • Chocolate chips
  • Coconut flakes

Directions:

  1. Whip egg whites until stiff.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix, egg yolks, water, and oil together, until there are no lumps.
  3. Fold in stiff egg whites and bake immediately in preheated, greased waffle iron, sprinkling with chocolate chips and a tiny bit of coconut.
  4. Serve waffles hot off the iron. Increase baking time for crispier waffles.

 

More waffles recipes:

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles {RE}

Cinnamon Roll Waffles {RecipeGirl}

Coconut Raspberry Waffles with Coconut Whipped Cream {Tidy Mom}

Chocolate Chip Coconut Gluten-Free Waffles are made with Pamela's baking mix, delicious to serve for any breakfast, brunch, or dinner!

4 comments

  1. looks yummy and good idea keeping gluten free mix on hand!!! Just curious what type of waffle maker do you use?? ours broke we need to get a new one. 

  2. Yum! I love keeping others in mind when preparing meals. I have experienced people who have the attitude “well, they’ll just have to eat what I make”, but honestly I get more joy when I take time to find out if they have any dietary needs/desires, or likes/dislikes. What a bummer to serve, say, chili only to find your guests can’t stand it, or a meal only to discover they are GF, or Vegan. I love the challenge of finding and cooking meals to make everyone happy! Now it’s not much of a challenge anymore because I incorporate those things into our everyday meals.

  3. Hi Sandy, I am popping around on your blog and just wanted to say that I still love your style of writing and remember you calling me MANY years ago now related to a contest or something when you were writing your book and you telling me about the penny idea. :) You are a blessing to so many! Kelly

  4. p.s. I also meant to say it is SUCH a gift that you consider and are prepared for special diets. Both of my children have food allergies and I always assure hosts that we can bring our own food for our kids but when they go out of their way and accommodate them/us it speaks to my heart in a huge way!! Kelly

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