Coconut Waffles with Berry-Mango Compote
Created by Art Smith
Servings: Makes 12 4-inch waffles
  • 1 ripe mango , peeled, pitted, and cut into small cubes
  • 1 pint strawberries , hulled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter , melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs , beaten
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (not sweetened cream of coconut)
  • 1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • Fresh mint , for garnish
Toss the mango, strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl. Cover and let stand until the fruit gives off some juices, about 90 minutes.

Heat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions. Lightly oil the grids.

Meanwhile, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl to combine. Make a well in the center and pour in the melted butter, milk, eggs and coconut milk. Whisk just until smooth; do not over-mix. Mix in the coconut.

Spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter into the center of each quadrant of the waffle iron and close the iron. Cook until the waffle is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve the waffles hot, spooning the compote on top. Garnish with the mint leaves.