The Betty Crocker Project : Hawaiian Waffles with Tropical Rum & Maple Syrup

Oh so exotic.

Oh so exotic.




So you might be wondering if we’re veganizing Betty’s Pina Coloda Waffles or her Hawaiian Pancakes. In a way it’s both with the added benefit of a little pineapple juice and coconut flour added to the waffle batter for sweetness and our own take on the schamncy syrup to go with it that has a lot less sugar. I think it still has all the fun and flavor of the original but no eggs or cow’s milk. Fancy while staying easy*.  Sounds like a perfect weekend to me.


We’re planning a trip to Philadelphia soon to check out the new restaurant HipCity Veg soon. If you know of any other new vegan hot spots or events coming up that we should put on the calendar this summer – please let us know! We’re always looking for good road trip tips!


OK – Back to waffles! E ‘ai kakou!

Hawaiian Waffles with Tropical Rum & Maple Syrup

Hawaiian Waffles

  • 2 Cups Bisquick
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour 
  • 1 Cup Soymilk
  • 1 Tablespoon Applesauce or Pineapple Puree
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed (ground)
  • 1/3 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • Pineapple Slices and Shaved Coconut for toppings

Tropical Rum & Maple Syrup

  • 2 Cups Maple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Rum or Rum Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Pineapple Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Margarine
You might want to start by making your syrup if you’re not good at multitasking. In your favorite sauce pot mix all the syrup ingredients and het over a low heat. Once your Margarine begins to melt, use a spatula to blend it in. Let it simmer until it begins to bubble and then remove form heat.


In your punahele large mixing bowl mix all the waffle ingredients except the Pineapple Slices and Shaved Coconut until smooth and creamy.


Make your waffles following the instructions on your waffle iron. Let’s be honest they’re all different – some need no-stick sprays – some don’t. So follow the instructions for your waffle iron and if it has a temperature setting – I recommend the highest setting.


Once you have waffles, warm syrup and your toppings ready… well all that’s left is putting together your tropical brunch staycation and be as happy as this lady.



* There’s a dirty joke there but it’s too obvious. We’re all too good for that.
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