Hawaiian Waffles with Macadamia Nuts
Preheat waffle iron.
In a small bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg white until it is stiff. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolk well and mix in the melted butter and buttermilk.
In a medium-sized bowl, stir the baking powder, salt, and brown sugar into the flour, blending thoroughly.
Make a “well” in the middle of the flour mixture. Pour the beaten egg mixture into the well and stir into the dry ingredients. The batter should resemble a muffin batter. Gently fold in the egg white. Gently stir in the macadamia nuts and pineapple.
Cook the waffles according to the instructions on the waffle iron.
The waffle's distinctive honeycombed shape immediately sets it apart from a pancake. However, differences between them can also be found in the batter. Waffle batters are normally high in butter, removing any need to grease a waffle pan before cooking. Egg whites make the batter light and fluffy.
Yields 4–6 waffles
To enhance the tropical flavor, serve topped with toasted coconut flakes and banana and pineapple slices.