If I had the choice of waffles or pancakes, I would choose waffles 9 out of 10 times! Especially when it's a dessert disguised as a breakfast dish like these Passion Fruit and Peach Waffles!
What's in this recipe?
We are still hooked on all the amazing passion fruit products from Da Vine Foods, so we teamed up with them again for another winner of a recipe!
In this recipe we are showcasing the Lilikoi Coconut Syrup! This syrup is such a treat to the palette with that incredibly satisfying sweet and tart passion fruit flavor combined with coconut! It's perfect to drizzle on pancakes, waffles, french toast, as well as most desserts!
So we decided to combine the best of both and create a dessert waffle: Passion Fruit and Peach Waffles layered with Mascarpone Whipped Cream and topped with Peach Gelato or Ice Cream and Toasted Coconut! This is the waffle recipe you have been dreaming of all year, and it's time to splurge on this incredibly delicious dish!
What is Passion Fruit, or Lilikoi?
Passion fruit, or Lilikoi (its Hawaiian name pronounced like the lily flower and Koi like the fish), is a sweet and tart fruit found in tropical regions of the world. When cutting into these round, often yellow-skinned fruit, you will discover a pulp that contains small soft gel-like sacks surrounding black seeds, which are all edible! There is a thin white layer inside the smooth and fairly tough skin, which aren't eaten due to their bitter taste and tough texture. But you can dig into the pulp with a spoon for a delightful treat. Or squeeze and strain the juices to add to a variety of recipes.
Da Vine Foods has done all the work for you, and they make high-quality and delicious passion fruit products fit for every meal! And this Lilikoi Coconut Syrup is a pantry staple to make all your brunch and breakfast (and even dessert) dreams come true all year around!
Passion Fruit Waffles
The waffles in this recipe are made with passion fruit puree as well. We highly recommend picking up a bottle of Passion Fruit Puree along with the Lilikoi Coconut Syrup to make these waffles extra tropical. But if you like your waffle toppings to shine, then the syrup will give you that nice passion fruit flavor along with some coconut.
Show me the toppings!
Let's be honest, waffles are all about the toppings! And this is where we take these waffles from zero to hero. Of course syrup is a must, which is why we love this Lilikoi Coconut Syrup so much on these! To compliment the passion fruit, we prefer fresh sliced peaches. This is especially wonderful at the height of summer when passion fruit and peaches are in season!
Now, of course we need whipped cream for these epic waffles, and homemade is always better! We enjoy having these with homemade lemon mascarpone whipped cream. If you haven't made mascarpone whipped cream before, don't fret! It is actually super easy to make with just a hand mixer. Mascarpone is essentially the Italian version of cream cheese, but it has a lot less of that typical cream cheese taste. It turns a regular old whipped cream into something a bit more substantial with more depth. And the citrus from the lemon flavoring pairs so well with the fresh peaches and passion fruit.
Finally, we make these waffles even more indulgent with a scoop of homemade peach gelato! Do you die??? Find our homemade Peach Gelato recipe HERE.
Where can I get Passion Fruit products?
Passion Fruit is often difficult to find in stores, and making your own puree takes quite a bit of effort. So we turn to the experts! We used Da Vine Foods Passion Fruit Puree and Lilikoi Coconut Syrup in the waffle recipe here. You can order these products online straight from Hawaii by visiting the Da Vine Foods website HERE. We also encourage you to check out some of our other recipes incorporating Da Vine Foods products such as our Polynesian Pulled Pork Tacos and Passion Fruit Cocktails.
If you want to try out the products, Da Vine Foods has given our users a special discount code to receive 15% off their products, and shipping is always free! Use code CWW15.
We hope you enjoy this Passion Fruit and Peach Waffles recipe! If you give it a try, leave us a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
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