This Vietnamese Waffle is the perfect way to start or end your day. It is a breakfast, but it's just as good for dessert. I tried this for the first time when I was in Burma and I was so intrigued by the subtle flavors that resonate well with my palate that I had to inquire what it was. Pandan is an exotic plant that is used in Asian cuisine. You can buy an extract that works just as well as the leaves in the United States. I also love utilizing coconuts for just about anything. So when I saw this green kyar jam next to the waffles in Burma and learnt that it was coconut and pandan, I had to try it. Together, it is heaven. You can use maple syrup with this waffle, but the jam is a nice replacement - even for your butter in  the center. This may require a trip to a specialty store or an amazon purchase, but it is well worth it. I mean, I went out and bought a waffle maker solely to make this!

Ingredients: (Makes one large waffle)

Dry Indredients:

1/4 cup of rice flour (try and get this for the purpose of a less dense waffle, but if not sub for all-purpose flour)

1/2 cup of all-purpose flour

4 tbsps of cane sugar

pinch of salt


Wet Ingredients:

1 egg

1 tbsp of butter

3/4 cup of coconut milk

1 tsp of baking powder

1/2 tsp of pandan extract

Coconut oil spray


Kyar Jam:

A drop or two of pandan extract

2 tbsps of coconut jam


Special Equipment:




Preheat waffle maker;

In large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside;

In a small bowl, whisk all of the wet ingredients together;

Whisk and combine ingredients in small bowl in the large bowl with dry ingredients;

Spray waffle maker on both sides with coconut oil spray;

Place the waffle dough in the bottom of the waffle maker;

Follow the instructions on your waffle maker and cook for 4-5 minutes;

In the meantime, mix a drop or two of pandan extract with coconut jam; and

Remove  waffle and serve with kyar jam.