Topic: Pandan Coconut Waffle

baby516    -- 05-13-2003 @ 9:10 AM
  I noticed that the Asian stores have come up with these new freshly made waffles that are Pandan and Coconut flavored.  I was wondering if anybody had the recipe.  Thanks!

diana    -- 05-16-2003 @ 5:51 AM

I have been trying to find a recipe for the Pandan flavored or Pandan-Coconut flavored waffles but so far I haven't found one yet. I assume you could just make the waffles with pandan extract and coconut flavoring or flaked coconut.

I will continue with my search for the recipe.

Since I live a hour's drive from San Francisco, can you tell me what Asian stores have them.

Sincerely, Diana
Diana's Desserts

joannelsl    -- 05-18-2003 @ 10:52 PM
  Hi, diana and baby156,
   We may refer to this kind of dessert differently in South East Asia, but do you mean a kind of dessert where coconut filling is wrapped in Pandan waffle/pancake roll? I have the photo and method of preparation in my baking website. Please go to  for Kuih Dadar (Coconut Pancake Rolls). Hope this is what you want.

diana    -- 05-19-2003 @ 8:18 AM
  Hi Jo,

I have just looked on your website at the Kuih Dadar, but no these are not the same as what we call here in the US, waffles.

Here is a recipe and photo of American style waffles on my website. Click below to bring you to the recipe.

The person who told me about the coconut-pandan waffles said she used to get them from a vietnamese bakery in San Jose, California. She would like the recipe. I have never seen or had them, so I'm not totally sure of what they look like. She did say that she was going to buy a "waffle maker" (an electric waffle iron), so I am assuming they look like American style waffles.

Sincerely, Diana
Diana's Desserts

This message was edited by diana on 5-19-03 @ 8:21 AM

joannelsl    -- 05-19-2003 @ 9:14 PM
  Hi, Diana,
   Oh I see, you meant this kind of waffle.
   I am going to come out with the recipe for this Pandan Waffle, but I am afraid it will take at least a week before I could find the best combination of ingredients. This waffle is very common in Malaysia too. I was surprise to know that they are people in the western countries who are interested in it.
   I will post the recipe here after the trial and error session  Smile .......

diana    -- 05-20-2003 @ 9:10 AM
  Hi Jo,

That would be great if you could post a recipe for Pandan Waffles. I know it would be very much appreciated. I'd love to try them. Thank you.

Will be looking forward to it.

Sincerely, Diana
Diana's Desserts

baby516    -- 05-22-2003 @ 3:08 PM
  Thanks Diana and Jo!  Yes, you are right, I am looking for the American style waffles, with the pandan and coconut milk taste.  =)  I look forward to your recipes.

joannelsl    -- 05-30-2003 @ 9:43 AM
Hi Diana and baby516,
   Sorry for taking so long to come out with the Pandan Coconut Waffle recipe. Has been very busy with my work in the office.
   I have actually tried and written out the recipe. Was trying to publish it on my web but there were some problems with the hosting server that I could ot do so.
    I will let you know again when I have successfully published it Smile .


diana    -- 05-30-2003 @ 10:55 AM
  Hi Jo,

Thank you for the note on the Pandan Waffles. I will (and others) will anxiously be awaiting your recipe.

If you like, you could always Submit your recipe on my website first, as I am not having any server problems at the moment. Do you have a digital camera, or a photo of the waffles? If so, you could email me a photo to put with the recipe.

If not, we'll wait to see your recipe on your website.

Let me know, ok.

Sincerely, Diana
Diana's Desserts

baby516    -- 05-30-2003 @ 1:24 PM
  Yes, Thanks Jo for testing a recipe.  =)  I'm anxious to make them myself!

joannelsl    -- 05-30-2003 @ 8:09 PM
  Hi Diana and baby516,
   Finally I was able to publish my recipe. What a relief!
   Please go to my web to find out this recipe at the top of the update list.
   Diana, I hope you could advise me on how to improve the recipe, if you have any idea, like the texture, flavor, aroma etc. Diana, please also suggest how pandan juice can be substituted for visitors that do not have access to pandan leaves. 2 tsp of pandan essence with 250ml water?
   Hope you will like it.

diana    -- 05-31-2003 @ 8:03 AM
  Hi Jo,

Your Pandan Coconut waffles look and sound delicious!

I really can't recommend anything that needs to be added for aroma or flavoring to your recipe. Maybe adding a little vanilla extract to the batter, or even lemon or orange extract (maybe 1/2 to 1 tsp.) would be nice, or even maple extract. I would suggest dusting the waffles with confectioners' sugar, and top the waffles with butter and syrup (of your choice). I would usually top waffles with Maple Syrup but with the Pandan flavor I don't know how this would taste.

Do you want me to put your recipe on my website under the Guest Recipe Book, under the Brunch Time category, or would you rather just keep the recipe on your website? Please let me know.

If I did post your recipe on my site, I would definitely suggest to guest's that they can substitute pandan extract and water for the juice from pandan leaves.

Hope to hear back from you soon, and congratulations on coming up with this wonderful recipe. Thank you.


joannelsl    -- 06-01-2003 @ 4:37 AM
  Hi diana,
   Thanks for the comments! Since I suggested to use pandan paste in the recipe, would you think adding other essence to the batter will make the waffles taste differently? I have never tried this combination. Maybe I will give it a try some time later.
   Malaysians normally take these waffles with butter, Kaya (a type of coconut flavoured spread) and peanut butter. Of course, we do accompany waffles with Maple syrup and ice-cream on classic American Waffles, like those served in A & W.
    Of course I will be grateful if you place this recipe under the Guest Recipe Book. Do you need a copy of the photo, or you will just save it from my website? If you would like a fresh one, I will sent an e-mail to you.


diana    -- 06-01-2003 @ 7:47 AM
  Hi Jo,

I agree, the combination of the pandan paste and other flavorings or essences or extracts might not work well, or maybe they would. It's a thing of experimenting I think. Although, I think vanilla extract might do well with the pandan flavor, but I'm not totally sure.

I don't have a waffle maker yet, so I really won't be able to try them out until I get one.

I will post your recipe on my website today or tomorrow, and yes I would like it if you could email me a copy of the photo of the Pandan Coconut waffles. My email address is:

If you could just send it as an attachment to the email, that would be great. After your recipe is posted, I will email you and let you know, okay.

Americans usually use regular butter and maple syrup on their waffles, but your Malaysian "Kaya" sounds delcious!

Take care and I'll be waiting for the photo.

Thanks so much again Jo.

Sincerely, Diana

diana    -- 06-04-2003 @ 6:09 AM
  To Pandan Waffle Lover's,

To all who are interested in a very nice recipe for Pandan Coconut Waffles, Jo has submitted one to this website.

Jo's recipe for Pandan Coconut Waffles is in the Guest Recipe Book in the International Desserts and Treats category.

Thank you Jo!

Sincerely, Diana
Diana's Desserts

joannelsl    -- 06-04-2003 @ 7:45 AM
  Hi everybody,
   Thank you Diana's for posting this recipe onto this web.
   I hope everyone will love this recipe. Wishing all of you, Happy Waffle Making!


tree100    -- 01-18-2005 @ 2:05 PM

Here is a very easy and simple recipe for the pandan waffle.

Take regular waffle mix and follow the directions but replace the water with coconut milk.  Then pour in pandan extract.  I usually pour in enough to make the color light green.  Then add in coconut flakes.

Cook on waffle cooker.

It turns out just like the ones they sell at the asian stores and this recipe is quick and easy to make.

good luck and let me know it turns out.

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