Treat your family to a special breakfast with this colorful Red Velvet Waffle recipe! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or anyone who loves Red Velvet Cake.
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Sometimes, plain old waffles just aren’t good enough and you need a special breakfast idea. These Red Velvet Waffles are it.
Red Velvet Waffle Ingredients
This Red Velvet Waffles recipe is made with many of the same ingredients that are found in a traditional Red Velvet cake: flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, buttermilk, butter, vinegar, and red food coloring. For the exact ingredients and measurements, see the full recipe at the end of this post.
How To Make Red Velvet Waffles
The homemade waffle recipe is easy to make too. First, mix up the dry ingredients in one bowl and then mix up the wet ingredients in another bowl.
A bit of advice when it comes to the red food color: we recommend using a good quality red gel food color. You’ll also want to add the red food coloring to the waffle batter until it is slightly darker than the shade you want. After your Red Velvet Waffles cook on your waffle iron, the red color will lighten a little.
You can make these in any waffle iron that you might own. When it comes to actually cooking your waffles, just follow your manufacturer instructions.
Red Velvet Waffle Topping
While you can totally top these waffles with syrup, we recommend topping with whipped cream or even better — use a cream cheese drizzle.
To make a cream cheese drizzle for your Red Velvet Waffles, just beat together 1/2 cup of room temperature cream cheese (1/2 block), 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Then, add a few tablespoons of milk, adding them a tablespoon at a time until you get a drizzle-like consistency that you prefer.
Red Velvet Waffles Recipe
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Red Velvet Waffles Recipe
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
Red food coloring (we recommend gel food color)
Grease waffle iron and begin preheating according to manufacturer instructions.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and vinegar with a whisk until thoroughly combined. Add red food coloring until it is slightly darker than the shade you want since it will lighten a little while it cooks.
Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and fold to combine thoroughly. Cook waffles according to your waffle iron instructions and size. In most cases, they should be done when they stop steaming. Serve with whipped cream or a cream cheese frosting.
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