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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
  • 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.
  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.