Featuring Lilikoi Coconut Syrup
If I had the choice of waffles or pancakes, I would choose waffles 9 out of 10 times! While memories of my dad making banana pancakes on Sunday mornings fight to put pancakes in first place, my soul still belongs to waffles. Especially, when it’s a dessert disguised as a breakfast dish like these Passion Fruit and There’s fruit in this, that means it’s healthy, right?
We are still hooked on the amazing recipes from Cooking with Wine Blog using our passion fruit products, so we teamed up with them again for another winner of a recipe!
In this recipe they are showcasing our Lilikoi Coconut Syrup! This syrup is such a treat 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 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!
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What is Passion Fruit, or Lilikoi?
Passion fruit, or Lilikoi (its Hawaiian name), is a sweet, 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 fairly tough skin, which isn’t eaten due to it’s 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.
We’ve done all the work for you, we make high-quality and delicious passion fruit products fit for every meal! Our Lilikoi Coconut Syrup is a pantry staple to make all your brunch, breakfast, and even dessert dreams come true all year around!
Passion Fruit Waffles
The waffles themselves, in this recipe, are made with passion fruit puree as well, and 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. We love that this waffle batter is infused with the tropical flavor of passion fruit, though, so if you like that island feel, don’t skip that part. If you don’t like to feel like you’re in the islands 24/7 then maybe try some of your other waffle recipes and use this syrup to give you hints of hawaiiana.
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 used freshly sliced yellow 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 and so much easier than you’d expect.! We enjoy having these with homemade lemon mascarpone whipped cream. If you haven’t made mascarpone whipped cream before, don’t fret! It is 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, sharp 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.
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.
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 @davinehawaii.