Red Velvet Waffles

Red velvet is such a classic. It’s my favorite cake if I had to pick just one! Since it’s Memorial Day weekend, I decided to make it in waffle form as a decadent sweet end to brunch after lots of eggs and bacon. It was the perfect way to end the long weekend. The batter for these red velvet waffles was simple and quick to put together. I actually like to make my waffle and pancake batters the night before if possible. There are culinary reasons for this. It allows the flavors to meld and deepen. The gluten in the flour also gets to relax and make the end result super tender. The most important reason though is that I am an awful morning person. I can barely function before I have coffee in the morning, let alone measure ingredients and think!

I love the vivid color of red velvet waffles! All I had to do was pour my went ingredients into my dry ingredients and whisk it together for the batter.
I loved the vivid color of this batter. All I had to do was pour my went ingredients into my dry ingredients and whisk it together until it was smooth. It was so simple!
The red velvet waffle was a gorgeous sight fresh out of the iron and smelled as good as it looked!
In the morning I heated up my beloved waffle iron. It took about 5 minutes to cook the red velvet waffles to perfection. They were a gorgeous sight fresh out of the iron and smelled as good as they looked! There was the perfect amount of batter to make four total.
A sweet cream cheese mixture is the most perfect topping for red velvet waffles!
While the waffles cooked, I made the luscious cream cheese topping.  All I had to do was stir my ingredients together and it was done. It was seriously the most perfect topping for red velvet waffles!

I dolloped a big scoop of the cream cheese mixture on the cooked waffles. For an added decadent touch, I shaved some bittersweet chocolate right on top. Oh my goodness, it was everything I hoped for in a brunch dessert and more. The red velvet waffles were so fluffy and flavorful. Then that cream cheese topping just sent it over the top! After the eggs and bacon it was an amazing sweet end to the meal. I loved that it looked patriotic too for Memorial Day weekend. Here’s to the memory of our brave troops who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Enjoy the weekend, friends! xoxo

Red Velvet Waffles
Red Velvet Waffles
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Red Velvet Waffles
Red Velvet Waffles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
FOR THE RED VELVET WAFFLES
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 stick butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 bottle red food coloring 1 Fl. oz size
  • 1/4 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
FOR THE CREAM CHEESE DRIZZLE
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons regular or almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • shaved bittersweet chocolate as needed for garnish.
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to aerate them. In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, red food coloring and distilled white vinegar. Pour those wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and gently whisk it all together just until a smooth batter forms. A few lumps are ok! At this point the batter can be covered and refrigerated ahead of time overnight if needed.
  2. When you are ready to make the waffles, pre-heat the waffle iron. Be sure to check the manufacturers instructions on your particular waffle iron to get the best results. Liberally spray the iron with cooking spray to prevent any sticking. Scoop about 1/4 of the batter to just cover the bottom of the iron, then close it and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. When it is done, remove it to a plate and repeat the process with the remainder of the batter to get 4 waffles total. While the waffles cook, prepare the cream cheese drizzle. Combine the cream cheese, milk, maple syrup, granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Use a hand mixer to whip it up into a uniform mixture.
  4. When the waffles are all done and plated, simply scoop a big dollop of the cream cheese mixture on top. Then add an extra decadent touch by shaving bittersweet chocolate with a fine grater on top! Serve immediately and enjoy dessert for breakfast.
Red Velvet Waffles
Red Velvet Waffles

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  1. ” I can barely function before I have coffee in the morning, let alone measure ingredients and think!” This made me laugh. Wow those look divine and it’s been awhile since I have had waffles. Delicious.

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