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 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
10 thoughts on “Red Velvet Waffles”
Oh my gosh, these look so delicious! I’m going to have to try making these really soon.
Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy them!!
These look absolutely divine and I love how you have pictures for us visual folk! I’ll be making these for my hubby!
Thank you so much!! Yes, they would be perfect for brunch this weekend, I hope you and your hubby enjoy them :-).
” 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.
Ha, I fully own up to how horrible a morning person I am. Thanks so much for the kind words!! :-).
I can not wait to try these!! I think these will be perfect for a special birthday breakfast! Yum!
They’re a fantastic birthday breakfast!! Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy them.
These look heavenly and SOOOO good! I have never had red velvet waffles but I love anything red velvet.
Thank you so much!!
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